Virtual Event Recordings

Listed below in chronological order from the most recent post are all stories related to NSLI-Y Interactive Virtual Events. In these stories you can read about past events and speakers, and watch the full webinar recordings.

Click on a language below to see Virtual Event stories related to a specific NSLI-Y program language:

Arabic | Chinese (Mandarin) | Hindi | Korean | Persian (Tajiki) | Russian | Turkish

Picture of Q&A with all students on webcams
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 how they maximize an immersion environment for language learning. After the presentations, the students in the U.S. were given the opportunity to ask the NSLI-Y students questions in Russian about their time in Moldova so far. Please support these impressive young scholars by watching their presentations and by sharing thisRead More
Group picture of students in Rabat, Morocco
On January 17th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the first event of 2017 featuring students on the NSLI-Y Arabic Academic Year program in Rabat. Three NSLI-Y students presented on topics related to Diversity in Morocco including race, ethnicity, and their manifestations in Morocco today, religious diversity in Morocco, and gender and its effects on society. The presenters were also joined by two YES alumni from Morocco who shared their local perspectives and experiences from living in the U.S. For anyone interested in the NSLI-Y program, life in Morocco, or diversity abroad, weRead More
Picture of all students during the Q&A
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
Picture of presenter talking about her host family in India
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
Group picture of students in Tajikistan
On September 26, 2016, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “A Day in the Life in Tajikistan.” Four NSLI-Y alumni reflected on their experiences as Persian language students, cultural ambassadors, and NSLI-Y scholarship recipients. Each also presented on one specific aspect from their summer in Tajikistan (language learning, language practice, religion, and cultural differences). Through their presentations, these alumni provided invaluable insight on the culture, everyday life, and life as a NSLI-Y student in Tajikistan. Please support these amazing young scholars by watching their presentations and by sharing this story orRead More
Picture of NSLI-Y speakers during Q&A
On May 16, 2016, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event, “Arabic Capstone Project.” Five NSLI-Y students, who are finishing up their Arabic Academic Year programs in Morocco, presented on what they learned about Morocco (Hospitality, Hip Hop, Dating, Street Dancing) through work on their final Capstone projects. Within these authentic presentations, the speakers provided valuable insights into Arabic culture, language and everyday life through their perspectives as exchange students. These NSLI-Y students joined us from their Re-Entry Orientation in Washington, D.C.. After living in Rabat, Morocco for an Academic year, these students shared their insights aboutRead More
Screenshot of title screen for virtual event
On March 14, 2016 NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event, “Moldova Through the Eyes of NSLI-Y Russian-Language Students.” Five NSLI-Y students who are currently studying Russian language in Moldova gave presentations about their experiences as language students, cultural ambassadors, and NSLI-Y scholarship recipients. All presentations and the Q&A were in Russian. High school students from Staten Island Technical School in Staten Island, NY and students from the Friends school of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD joined and had the chance to interact with and ask the NSLI-Y students questions in Russian. The NSLI-Y InteractiveRead More
Picture of all the NSLI-Y student speakers during the Q&A
On January 19, 2016 NSLI-Y Korea students hosted a virtual event sharing their experiences with Seoul’s transportation system. The audience was an enthusiastic group of NSLI-Y alumni, staff, family members and educators. Current NSLI-Y students spending the academic year in Korea made presentations about traveling around Seoul on foot and by subway and bus. In case you missed the event, we have featured below the full recording and several presentation highlights. The first group of students presented about walking around Seoul, the people they meet and what it is like to walkRead More