• 20 2017 April

    Moroccan Roll: Playing with a Moroccan Orchestra

    Music has been a part of my life since I was in elementary school, sitting on my mom’s lap learning to read music notes on the piano at the same time I was learning to read letters in school. When

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    Birds eye view of empty orchestra seats

    Music has been a part of my life since I was in elementary school, sitting on my mom’s lap learning to read music notes on the piano at the same time I was learning to read letters in school. When

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  • 12 2017 April

    Zhuhai: A Day in the Life

    大家好!I’m Eileen and I lived in Zhuhai, China in the summer of 2016. My time on the NSLI-Y program was unforgettable. I returned to the U.S. as a more compassionate, confident, and independent person, unafraid to practice Mandarin and share

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    Opening view of "Day in the Life" simulation

    大家好!I’m Eileen and I lived in Zhuhai, China in the summer of 2016. My time on the NSLI-Y program was unforgettable. I returned to the U.S. as a more compassionate, confident, and independent person, unafraid to practice Mandarin and share

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  • 06 2017 April

    Sharing the Impact of NSLI-Y Back Home

    The impact of NSLI-Y extends beyond the personal experience of going abroad. After returning home, NSLI-Y students will often seek out opportunities to give back to their home communities, and remain engaged with the target language.  Deni, Alumni Representative for

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    Picture of Deni in front of world flags

    The impact of NSLI-Y extends beyond the personal experience of going abroad. After returning home, NSLI-Y students will often seek out opportunities to give back to their home communities, and remain engaged with the target language.  Deni, Alumni Representative for

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  • 04 2017 April

    Project Based Learning in Korea – April 29th, 2017

    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the final Virtual Event of the 2016-2017 Academic Year featuring current Academic Year students on the NSLI-Y Korean program in Seoul, Korea. Three NSLI-Y students will present on their winter break projects and their

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    Group picture of students volunteering in Korea

    NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the final Virtual Event of the 2016-2017 Academic Year featuring current Academic Year students on the NSLI-Y Korean program in Seoul, Korea. Three NSLI-Y students will present on their winter break projects and their

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  • 31 2017 March

    Russian Language Learning Strategies – February 22nd, 2017

    On February 22nd, 2017, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Russian Language Learning Strategies.” Five current NSLI-Y Moldova students gave presentations in Russian to two Russian language classrooms in the U.S. (Baltimore, Maryland and Anchorage, Alaska). The NSLI-Y students shared about their lives in

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    Screen shot of Russian Virtual Event PPT opening screen

    On February 22nd, 2017, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Russian Language Learning Strategies.” Five current NSLI-Y Moldova students gave presentations in Russian to two Russian language classrooms in the U.S. (Baltimore, Maryland and Anchorage, Alaska). The NSLI-Y students shared about their lives in

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Arabic

Birds eye view of empty orchestra seats

Moroccan Roll: Playing with a Moroccan Orchestra

Music has been a part of my life since I was in elementary school, sitting on my mom’s lap learning to read music notes on the piano at the same time I was learning to read letters in school. When I moved

April 20, 2017
Picture of Deni in front of world flags
Picture of student Kyra at the environmental conference in Marrakech.

Chinese (Mandarin)

Opening view of "Day in the Life" simulation

Zhuhai: A Day in the Life

大家好!I’m Eileen and I lived in Zhuhai, China in the summer of 2016. My time on the NSLI-Y program was unforgettable. I returned to the U.S. as a more compassionate, confident, and independent person, unafraid to practice Mandarin and share my love

April 12, 2017
Picture of NSLI-Y students at Education USA event
NSLI-Y China student participate in a community service activity.

Korean

Group picture of students volunteering in Korea

Project Based Learning in Korea – April 29th, 2017

NSLI-Y Interactive is excited to announce the final Virtual Event of the 2016-2017 Academic Year featuring current Academic Year students on the NSLI-Y Korean program in Seoul, Korea. Three NSLI-Y students will present on their winter break projects and their final projects.

April 4, 2017
Isabella pictured with two friends
Traditional Korean Building

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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Nilaya

Russian

Screen shot of Russian Virtual Event PPT opening screen

Russian Language Learning Strategies – February 22nd, 2017

On February 22nd, 2017, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Russian Language Learning Strategies.” Five current NSLI-Y Moldova students gave presentations in Russian to two Russian language classrooms in the U.S. (Baltimore, Maryland and Anchorage, Alaska). The NSLI-Y students shared about their lives in Moldova and

March 31, 2017

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
nsliyGEC zoomed for site

Hindi

Group picture of NSLI-Y students in India

Reminiscing About My Summer In India

During my summer immersion in Indore, India, I encountered a sensory explosion of colors, scents, sounds and images that I would like to share. The crowds, hustle and bustle that surrounded me made an indelible impression. The richness and diversity of Indian

March 23, 2017
Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr
Mei with host family

Global

NSLI-Y alumna, Elise, was chosen as the alumni of the month by ECA for January 2017.

Creating a More Global World: Elise Harwell

NSLI-Y alumna, Elise Harwell, was recently selected as the International Exchange Alumni of the Month for January 2017. Elise participated in the 2015 Arabic summer program in Rabat, Morocco. Inspired by her NSLI-Y experience, Elise founded and serves as the president of

February 9, 2017
Group picture of 2017 alumni representatives
NSLI-Y 10th Anniversary Logo

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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