• 16 2019 October

    Turkish & Persian Alumni Virtual Event – October 21 at 8pm ET

    Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Monday, October 21 at 8pm ET for a Turkish and Persian Alumni Virtual Event! This event will feature five alumni speakers and host from the NSLI-Y Turkish and Persian programs, who will present on why they

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    Turkish and Persian Virtual Alumni Event

    Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Monday, October 21 at 8pm ET for a Turkish and Persian Alumni Virtual Event! This event will feature five alumni speakers and host from the NSLI-Y Turkish and Persian programs, who will present on why they

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  • 01 2019 October

    Building a Library in Tajikistan

    Abigail is from Wyckoff, New Jersey and participated in the 2018 NSLI-Y Summer Persian program in Tajikistan. After spending seven, life-changing weeks last summer with NSLI-Y in Dushanbe, Tajikistan became my second home. However, no home is perfect. Educational resources

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    Abigail is from Wyckoff, New Jersey and participated in the 2018 NSLI-Y Summer Persian program in Tajikistan. After spending seven, life-changing weeks last summer with NSLI-Y in Dushanbe, Tajikistan became my second home. However, no home is perfect. Educational resources

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  • 26 2019 September

    Being a Superhero Abroad

    Hassane is from Westchester, NY and participated in the 2019 Summer Chinese program in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Not all superheroes wear capes. Myself along with the fellow Taiwan participants didn’t wear super suits or costumes. Yet, we had superpowers abroad. When I

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    Hassane in Taiwan

    Hassane is from Westchester, NY and participated in the 2019 Summer Chinese program in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Not all superheroes wear capes. Myself along with the fellow Taiwan participants didn’t wear super suits or costumes. Yet, we had superpowers abroad. When I

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  • 16 2019 September

    Life after NSLI-Y Virtual Event

    On September 25, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted its first virtual event of the season. Life after NSLI-Y featured three alumni from different NSLI-Y programs who spoke about their NSLI-Y experiences, how NSLI-Y has impacted their life and career goals and any words of

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    On September 25, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted its first virtual event of the season. Life after NSLI-Y featured three alumni from different NSLI-Y programs who spoke about their NSLI-Y experiences, how NSLI-Y has impacted their life and career goals and any words of

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  • 20 2019 August

    From до свидания to new friendships

    Maryam is from Mankato, MN and participated in the 2019 Summer Russian program in Russia. Русский язык очень трудно. Russian is very difficult. Whenever I tell people I am learning Russian, this is usually their first response, including Russian people

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    Maryam in Russia

    Maryam is from Mankato, MN and participated in the 2019 Summer Russian program in Russia. Русский язык очень трудно. Russian is very difficult. Whenever I tell people I am learning Russian, this is usually their first response, including Russian people

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Arabic

The group smiling on the bus, en route to the Embassy!

Highlights from the 2019 NSLI-Y Arabic Summer program in Jordan

Check out these highlights from the 2019 NSLI-Y Arabic Summer program in Jordan administered by American Councils. Arriving in Amman After a long day of travel, the NSLI-Y students arrived in Jordan very early in the morning on June 17th. After getting

July 19, 2019
Opening slide of event
Meliha wearing all blue sitting next to a blue wall

Chinese (Mandarin)

Hassane in Taiwan

Being a Superhero Abroad

Hassane is from Westchester, NY and participated in the 2019 Summer Chinese program in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Not all superheroes wear capes. Myself along with the fellow Taiwan participants didn’t wear super suits or costumes. Yet, we had superpowers abroad. When I first applied

September 26, 2019
Chance and friends
Shelby with her NSLI-Y friends
Being a NSLI-Yian
May 28, 2019

Korean

NSLI-Y students wear traditional Korean clothing

Highlights from the NSLI-Y Korean AY program 2018-2019

Are you curious about what a NSLI-Y program looks like? Check out some of the highlights from the NSLI-Y AY Korean program 2018-2019! NSLI-Y Korea Celebrates Chuseok Chuseok is a three day holiday in the mid-fall and one of the two main

May 10, 2019
David with his Galaxy Class
Lauren with her classmates in Korea

Persian (Tajiki)

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Building a Library in Tajikistan

Abigail is from Wyckoff, New Jersey and participated in the 2018 NSLI-Y Summer Persian program in Tajikistan. After spending seven, life-changing weeks last summer with NSLI-Y in Dushanbe, Tajikistan became my second home. However, no home is perfect. Educational resources are extremely

October 1, 2019
Visit to the Botanical Garden
Vanessa in Tajikistan!
Alumni Spotlight: Vanessa
February 20, 2019

Russian

Maryam in Russia

From до свидания to new friendships

Maryam is from Mankato, MN and participated in the 2019 Summer Russian program in Russia. Русский язык очень трудно. Russian is very difficult. Whenever I tell people I am learning Russian, this is usually their first response, including Russian people themselves. I

August 20, 2019
The students pose for a group shot in front of the WaterTower while on their city tour of Chisinau.

Turkish

NSLI-Y Turkish participants visit the office of the Ministry of Education in Bursa.

A Summer in Turkey

Check out these highlights from our Summer 2019 Turkish program in Turkey! At the end of June, the NSLI-Y Turkish participants arrived in Istanbul and visited the U.S. Consulate where they were briefed by consulate staff and went on a tour of

August 15, 2019
Gavin and his friends jumping on the Salt Lake.
Stephanie, standing in the foreground, with a vast cityscape sprawling out behind her on a sunlit day.

Hindi

Hindi Class

Life in Pune, India

Highlights from the 2019 NSLI-Y Summer Hindi program in India. Arrival in Pune! On June 21, the NSLI-Y Hindi students arrived in Pune, India and attended a welcome ceremony to initiate their summer abroad. The Chairman of the Sanskriti Group of Schools,

August 4, 2019
Alice with teacher in India
Migratory Words
January 31, 2019

Global

Turkish and Persian Virtual Alumni Event

Turkish & Persian Alumni Virtual Event – October 21 at 8pm ET

Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Monday, October 21 at 8pm ET for a Turkish and Persian Alumni Virtual Event! This event will feature five alumni speakers and host from the NSLI-Y Turkish and Persian programs, who will present on why they chose their

October 16, 2019
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New Semantics: Student Language Magazine

About NSLI-Y Interactive

NSLI-Y Interactive showcases language learning and cross-cultural experiences of students on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The multimedia stories on this site share the experiences of students on the NSLI-Y program with youth, educators, and language learners in the U.S. for further cultural exchange and language learning.

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