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What is the biggest difference between NSLI-Y and other study abroad programs? Who was Santa Clause for the school’s holiday party? What is in a “ping dong baozi”? What is it like to have a second hometown? Watch NSLI-Y alumni Claire (’16-’17 Korean) and Joey (’16-’17 Chinese) answer these questions and chat about some of their favorite moments from their experience studying language abroad for an academic year. Claire and Joey were in New York City to share their experience and expertise with several of the 2017-2018 NSLI-Y Academic YearRead More
Group picture of NSLI-Y students and Youth Summit participants

Posted On August 1, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Arabic

NSLI-Y Arabic Students Present at 2017 iEARN Youth Summit

NSLI-Y students currently studying in Rabat, Morocco traveled to Marrakech to join the 2017 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit from July 16 to 18. On July 16, the group visited and volunteered at the Amal Women’s Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of disadvantaged women through restaurant training and job placement. While there, the NSLI-Y students learned how to cook some traditional Moroccan dishes, cleaned, and gardened. On July 17, the group attended the opening plenary sessions of the iEARN conference, and then attended YouthRead 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
Group picture of NSLI-Y students in India

Posted On March 23, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Hindi

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 culture has had an impact across the globe, in exoticism, cuisine, design and culture. I was fascinated by the people and their warm hospitality. New friendships were quickly solidified and welcomed to an open-minded young foreigner coming in their country to partake in their culture. The melodic HindiRead More

Posted On January 12, 2017By Signe KnutsonIn Korean

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 been unique and insightful. Our November cultural enhancement program took us south-east to a traditional village in Andong called “하회 마을” (Hahhae village). The trip was lots of fun and as someone who isn’t a huge city person, I really enjoyed the escape into the countryside where lifeRead More
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 December 1, 2016 at 4 PM EST. Two USIP representatives, Allison Sturma and Melissa Nozell, spoke on their work with and resources for students, how to connect where you are now as a NSLI-Y alum to career possibilities in peace building, how peace building can be incorporated into other careersRead More
Thumbnail for NSLI-Y Language Immersion Virtual Event.
On November 15th 2016, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Relationship Building in Language Immersion.” Three current NSLI-Y Taiwan students gave presentations in Chinese to two Chinese language classrooms in the U.S. The NSLI-Y students shared about the relationships they have built with their host family, school peers, and local community members. After the presentations, the students in the U.S. were given the opportunity to ask the NSLI-Y students questions in Chinese about their time in Taiwan so far. Please support these impressive young scholars by watching their presentations and by sharingRead More
NSLI-Y Alumni Webinar on The Peace Corps Experience

Posted On November 14, 2016By Signe KnutsonIn Global

10th Anniversary Alumni Webinar 1: The Peace Corps Experience

To celebrate NSLI-Y’s 10th anniversary, NSLI-Y administrative staff is facilitating an alumni webinar series, “Making a Worldwide Difference.” The first webinar, “The Peace Corps Experience,” was held on October 20th and included four Returned Peace Corps Volunteers: Keeley Hayes, Sally Y. Kim, Pharren Crawford, and Harris Javed. Each spoke about their experiences as PeaceCorps Volunteers and their current work at Peace Corps Headquarters. During her service, Keeley worked on education in the Kyrgyz Republic. Sally worked in Kazakhstan on Community Economic Development. Pharren worked on health in Mozambique. Harris workedRead More
Mei with host family

Posted On November 2, 2016By Elaine HuangIn Hindi

16 Little Things I Miss from India

(September 11, 2016) The Hindi Summer 2016 kids arrived back in the U.S. almost a month ago, and that is unfathomable. I cannot even describe how hard it is to comprehend that fact, in addition to all of the amazing things I did while in India. Being back, it has allowed me to spend some time reflecting about my exchange there. I have realized that it’s the little things that I miss the most of that amazing country. 16 Things I Miss from India: 1. My extremely bumpy morning busRead More
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Posted On October 26, 2016By Signe KnutsonIn Hindi

First Impressions of India – October 17th, 2016

On October 17, 2016, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “First Impressions of India.” Three current NSLI-Y students shared their first impressions of India, as well as their Hindi language goals for the year. The students covered topics from host family life, to school life, to Hindi language learning. Also joining the webinar was a YES alum and current staff member for YES Abroad and NSLI-Y. Through their presentations, the speakers provided different perspectives on the exchange experience, as well as valuable insight for prospective NSLI-Y students. Please support theseRead More