• 12 2017 January

    Confucianism and Modern Education

    Each month, the NSLI-Y program takes us on a “cultural enhancement excursion” to experience various aspects of Korean culture and help us think in new ways. These trips are always some of my favorite times of the month and each

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  • 22 2016 December

    NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Webinar: Finding and Applying for Federal Opportunities

    The third and final webinar in the tenth anniversary celebration series, “Making a Worldwide Difference,” was held on Thursday, December 12, 2016 in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). Two representatives from PPS, Kari Rea and Ella Holman,

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    NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Logo

    The third and final webinar in the tenth anniversary celebration series, “Making a Worldwide Difference,” was held on Thursday, December 12, 2016 in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). Two representatives from PPS, Kari Rea and Ella Holman,

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  • 20 2016 December

    Diversity in Morocco Virtual Event

    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to share about the next Virtual Event featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students will present on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations

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    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to share about the next Virtual Event featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students will present on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations

    read more →
  • 14 2016 December

    Celebrating Eid at Daly College

    On July 7th, the NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants visited the homes of two Muslim faculty members at the Daly College, their host high school, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, and means festival

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    Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr

    On July 7th, the NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants visited the homes of two Muslim faculty members at the Daly College, their host high school, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, and means festival

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  • 07 2016 December

    United States Institute of Peace: Service and Careers in Peace Building

    In the ongoing celebration of NSLI-Y’s 10th Anniversary, NSLI-Y administrative staff continues the alumni webinar series, “Making a Worldwide Difference.” The second webinar in the series, “United States Institute of Peace:  Service and Careers in Peace Building,” took place on

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    Opening slide of webinar presentation titled United States Institute of Peace: Making Peace Possibe

    In the ongoing celebration of NSLI-Y’s 10th Anniversary, NSLI-Y administrative staff continues the alumni webinar series, “Making a Worldwide Difference.” The second webinar in the series, “United States Institute of Peace:  Service and Careers in Peace Building,” took place on

    read more →
  • 06 2016 December

    American Abroad Student of the Month – Mackenzie in Taiwan

    Mackenzie, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for October 2016. Mackenzie has shown exceptional leadership skills and cooperation in her first two months

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    Mackenzie pictured outside in Taiwan

    Mackenzie, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for October 2016. Mackenzie has shown exceptional leadership skills and cooperation in her first two months

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Arabic

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Diversity in Morocco Virtual Event

NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to share about the next Virtual Event featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students will present on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations in Morocco

December 20, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin)

Mackenzie pictured outside in Taiwan

American Abroad Student of the Month – Mackenzie in Taiwan

Mackenzie, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for October 2016. Mackenzie has shown exceptional leadership skills and cooperation in her first two months of the

December 6, 2016
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Korean

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Confucianism and Modern Education

Each month, the NSLI-Y program takes us on a “cultural enhancement excursion” to experience various aspects of Korean culture and help us think in new ways. These trips are always some of my favorite times of the month and each one has

January 12, 2017
Meal in America
Korean host family visits America

Persian (Tajiki)

Mayesha in her family's home in Tajikistan

Sharing Cultures: Mayesha in Tajikistan

Mayesha Awal’s favorite subject has always been science. After an internship in a biochemistry lab the summer before her senior year, she became particularly interested in biochemistry. Her goal is to one day work in a laboratory and attend medical school. Along

November 15, 2016
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Russian

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A Home Away from Home: Bringing Russian Hospitality Back to the U.S.

The host family experience can be one of the most nerve-wracking and intimidating elements of an NSLI-Y program. However, as Russian Summer 2016 students Alex, Michele, and Grace quickly discovered, Russian host families have a special knack for making students feel welcome

November 30, 2016
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My Trip to Moscow
November 2, 2016
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The “Us” in Russia
September 22, 2016

Turkish

Gianna with her host sister and fellow NSLI-Y participant, Lars.

Making Friends in a New Language: Gianna in Turkey

Gianna Brassil was raised in San Francisco, California in a multicultural family. Her mother is of Nicaraguan and Peruvian descent and her father is Australian. This diverse heritage and her family’s love of international travel sparked her interest in cultures and languages

September 7, 2016
Turkey Summer Minute
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Hindi

Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr

Celebrating Eid at Daly College

On July 7th, the NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants visited the homes of two Muslim faculty members at the Daly College, their host high school, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, and means festival of breaking

December 14, 2016
Mei with host family
NSLI-Y Hindi AY Students in school uniforms

Global

NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Logo

NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Webinar: Finding and Applying for Federal Opportunities

The third and final webinar in the tenth anniversary celebration series, “Making a Worldwide Difference,” was held on Thursday, December 12, 2016 in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). Two representatives from PPS, Kari Rea and Ella Holman, presented on

December 22, 2016
Opening slide of webinar presentation titled United States Institute of Peace: Making Peace Possibe
NSLI-Y students in Taiwan volunteer to clean up a local beach

About NSLI-Y Interactive

NSLI-Y Interactive showcases language learning and cross-cultural experiences of students on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The multimedia stories on this site share the experiences of students on the NSLI-Y program with youth, educators, and language learners in the U.S. for further cultural exchange and language learning.

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