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Traditional Korean Building

Posted On March 9, 2017By Elaine HuangIn Korean

Being Korean American in Korea

My summer resolution was to return to the country my parents and grandparents call home and reconnect with my Korean roots through NSLI-Y’s unique language and cultural immersion program. Although aspects of Korean culture are still present in my everyday life, this past year I realized how detached I had become from the Korean side of my Korean American identity. I had lost the majority of my Korean speaking skills, could not write or read Hangul, and could not list South Korea’s most important holidays and traditions. My grandparents hadRead More
One of the most amazing things about studying abroad is that the ordinary things become extraordinary. Things we often see as routine, like eating a meal or going to school, can be totally different and vibrant experiences. They come with new customs, new rules to learn, and new ways of doing things. In our home country, commuting to work or going to and from school is hardly something that excites the average person. While studying abroad though, it can be a very different and valuable experience for NSLI-Y students andRead More
Picture of all the student speakers and classrooms chatting together virtually
On November 19, 2015, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event with NSLI-Y students currently studying in Taiwan, and two classrooms of their peers studying Chinese in the United States. Students from Marble Hill School School for International Studies in the Bronx, NY and students from McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC, heard NSLI-Y students share about daily life in Taiwan for a young American student and had the chance to interact with and ask the NSLI-Y students questions in Chinese.   Much of the NSLI-Y students’ presentations were in Chinese,Read More