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Arabic Capstone Projects – May 16, 2016 6:30 PM (EST)

You are invited to join “Arabic Capstone Projects,” a Virtual Event. This Virtual Event will take place on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (EST). Five NSLI-Y students, who are finishing up their Arabic Academic Year programs in Morocco, will present on what they learned about Morocco (and themselves) through work on their final Capstone projects. These NSLI-Y students will be joining us from their Re-Entry Orientation in Washington, D.C.. They are looking forward to sharing their experiences as they wrap-up their NSLI-Y scholarship program.

Please click here at 6:30 pm EST tonight, Monday, May 16th to access the Adobe Connect conference room. Feel free to share this link with anyone who may also be interested.

NSLI-Y Student Speakers:

Noor

 

My name is Noor and I’m from Big Island, Hawaii. I spent the summer of 2014 in Rabat on the NSLI-Y program and decided to return for the NSLI-Y year long program. Throughout my time on this program, I was able to learn Arabic at a rapid speed, form lasting relationships with amazing people, and immerse myself into a new culture. When I was not in Arabic class, I was exploring the diverse terrain of Morocco as well as volunteering at multiple NGOs within and outside my host community. This year, I will be heading to Brown University in Rhode Island, where I hope to study International Relations as well as continue focusing on Arabic Language.

Nancy

 

My name is Nancy and I am from Chantilly, Virginia. I am on the NSLI-Y program for my senior year of high school, and I will be attending Swarthmore College in the fall. Being Egyptian, I have grown up around the Arabic language and Arab culture, and I just wanted to the opportunity to experience it more in depth. In Rabat, I like to shop in the Medina, spend time with my host family, and try new interesting Moroccan cuisines!

Sophia

 

My name is Sophia, and I’m from Woodbury, Minnesota. This fall, I will be heading to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and am interested in pursuing Global Affairs and the Arabic Language. Ever since attending a summer Arabic language camp, I have been interested in this language and hope to speak it in my future work. During my time in Rabat, I enjoyed spending time with friends in cafes and parks, attending local events like musical performances and poetry slams, and eating all of the pastries in the medina.

Chloe-Kate

My name is Chloe-Kate and I am from Brooklyn, NY, although I prefer collecting passport stamps to exploring New York City. I did NSLI-Y Arabic year as a gap year student and will be heading to University of St. Andrews in the fall to study International Relations, Middle Eastern History, and of course Arabic. After doing NSLI-Y Arabic summer I knew I wanted another chance to study Arabic in Morocco because I felt that when I left I was just starting to make meaningful friendships and gain a less superficial understanding of the culture. Throughout my year in Rabat I have loved dancing to street music, going to concerts with friends, and spending countless dirhams on things I don’t need at the medina.

Florise

 

 

My name is Florise and I am from Montclair, NJ. After the NSLI-Y program, I plan to stay in Washington D.C. and intern for Congress on Capitol Hill. I chose Arabic because of my interests in politics and national security, and I plan to study International Politics and Arabic at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. While in Rabat, I love to walk through and spend money at the medina, go to cafes with my friends, and eat Moroccan food!

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