NSLI-Y in the News Tag

Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet
On April 3, 2014, NSLI-Y India, Academic Year 2012-13 Alumna Maddie attended the Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet, which honored 150 nationally recognized recipients selected as “exceptional people [with a] thirst for knowledge and desire to make a difference in the world,” according to the Coca Cola Scholarship foundation. The banquet was highlighted by keynote speaker and former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, whom Maddie was given the distinguished honor of being paired with for the event. “I was recently named a Coca-Cola Scholar, and at the banquet held for theRead More
Stephanie in Morocco

Posted On July 7, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Arabic

Alumna Awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Stephanie Davidson grew up speaking Spanish and English because her mother is from Costa Rica; Stephanie lived there for a period with her family. In high school, she wanted to see more of the world and challenge herself with a third language. She discovered NSLI-Y and decided to apply for Arabic. She was interested in Arabic because it seemed new and challenging, because she was intrigued by the many similarities between Arabic and Latin American cultures, and because she wanted to get to know the Middle East beyond the newsRead More
Picture of Deni in front of world flags

Posted On April 6, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Arabic

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 the Boston area, is one such student who is using his NSLI-Y experience to give back. Deni was recently featured in Worcester County’s Telegram & Gazette for the work he is currently doing through a club he founded at his school. Below is an excerpt from the article. Read the full articleRead More
Picture of NSLI-Y students at Education USA event
Last summer the University of Minnesota NSLI-Y Chinese students had the opportunity to serve on a panel hosted by Education USA, a U.S. Department of State network that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world. The event was conducted at the Shanghai American Center. During this two-hour event, conducted entirely in Chinese, the student panel shared information on their high school experience with 60 audience members. The students answered questions relating to academic course load and stress, college preparation, extracurricular activities, and social and emotional support. Read more about theRead More
NSLI-Y alumna, Elise, was chosen as the alumni of the month by ECA for January 2017.

Posted On February 9, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Global

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 the Arabic Culture club at her high school, where she shares Arabic language and culture with her classmates. Below is an excerpt from the article published on the International Exchange Alumni website. The full article can be read here. Elise is an active member of the exchange alumniRead More
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 of the NSLI-Y program. When school began, Mackenzie was apprehensive about jumping into Chinese-only classes, but she embraced her experience and has taken advantage of resources such as her tutors and classmates… Throughout her program, she has exhibited a thoughtful and enthusiastic attitude toward her study abroad experience, and itRead More
Every month the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs selects an outstanding exchange participant as the American Abroad Student of the Month. NSLI-Y is proud to highlight the accomplishments of Melita, who was selected as the American Abroad Student of the Month in January 2016. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Melita is currently studying Mandarin Chinese in Changzhou, China. In addition to making rapid progress in learning Chinese, she has also been actively participating in extracurricular and cultural immersion opportunities. She used her Mandarin skills to participateRead More

Posted On September 17, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

Exploring the Rich History of Iznik

Students participating in the NSLI-Y Bursa Summer Program with ACES arrived ready to experience the local culture. Fortunately for these students, a Turkish summer was not complete without a trip to the beach! On Thursday, July 30th ACES NSLI-Y Bursa students were able to combine summer fun and culture in their trip to the nearby city of Iznik in Northwestern Turkey.     The city of Iznik has a rich local history, and was the location of the Council of Nicaea. Students toured famous sites including Ayasofya Cami, the originalRead More

Posted On August 5, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

NSLI-Y in the News: Indian Times Edition

AFS NSLI-Y students have quickly learned how to translate “celebrity” into Hindi. Last week, multiple Indian publications ran articles that highlighted the NSLI-Y experience to vast readerships. The students’ mission to learn a target language while integrating into Indian culture has been keenly embraced by the host communities of the students. The Indore Free Press ran a full-story that speaks about the NSLI-Y Program and its students. Check out these great press shots. (Below)     Additionally, The Indian Times, which has the highest circulation in India, ran a brief articleRead More
Photo credit: Marilyn Lehren, TAPinto.net NSLI-Y Russian Language alumnus Dylan was spotlighted in an article on TAPinto.net for his involvement as student representative on the Board of Education for Livingston, New Jersey. Dylan has strongly advocated for the inclusion of Russian as a new world language in the Livingston school district and us hopeful that such changes will become a reality over the next couple of years. Dylan currently attends Georgetown University as a student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he plans to continue his Russian language studies.Read More