• 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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  • 15 2019 August

    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

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

    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

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  • 04 2019 August

    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

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    Hindi Class

    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

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  • 19 2019 July

    Welcome to Tajikistan!

    Highlights from the 2019 Summer Tajiki program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 22nd: Arrival in Dushanbe NSLI‐Y students arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in the early morning of June 22. After some time to rest and an arrival orientation, the students were ready

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    Visit to the Botanical Garden

    Highlights from the 2019 Summer Tajiki program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 22nd: Arrival in Dushanbe NSLI‐Y students arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in the early morning of June 22. After some time to rest and an arrival orientation, the students were ready

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  • 19 2019 July

    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.

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

    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.

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  • 12 2019 July

    Highlights from the 2019 NSLI-Y Russian Summer program in Moldova

    Check out these highlights from the NSLI-Y Russian Summer 2019 program in Moldova! On June 21, the NSLI-Y Russian students visited Chisinau’s America House for a security briefing with U.S. State Department Officials. The Foreign Service officers discussed future career

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

    Check out these highlights from the NSLI-Y Russian Summer 2019 program in Moldova! On June 21, the NSLI-Y Russian students visited Chisinau’s America House for a security briefing with U.S. State Department Officials. The Foreign Service officers discussed future career

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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)

Chance and friends

Foreigners from a Foreigner’s View

Chance is from Missoula, MT and participated in the NSLI-Y Chinese Academic Year 2018-2019 program in Taiwan. The first week I spent in Taiwan, I hardly saw any other foreigners. It seemed like our NSLI-Y group were the only ones around. Unexpectedly,

June 14, 2019
Shelby with her NSLI-Y friends
Being a NSLI-Yian
May 28, 2019
Taiwan AY NSLI-Y participants at the beach

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)

Visit to the Botanical Garden

Welcome to Tajikistan!

Highlights from the 2019 Summer Tajiki program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 22nd: Arrival in Dushanbe NSLI‐Y students arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in the early morning of June 22. After some time to rest and an arrival orientation, the students were ready to explore

July 19, 2019
Vanessa in Tajikistan!
Alumni Spotlight: Vanessa
February 20, 2019
Mira at a marketplace.

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

New Semantics: Student Language Magazine

New Semantics Volume 2 featuring NSLI-Y Alumni Insights!

Vanessa is an alumna of the 2018 Summer NSLI-Y Persian program in Tajikistan and editor of New Semantics, a language blog-magazine. Vanessa recently organized the virtual event, NSLI-Y Alumni Insights (NAI) in collaboration with New Semantics.  New Semantics, is a blog-magazine that showcases student creative work and

June 28, 2019
NSLI-Y Alumni at 2019 Workshop
Summer Highlights

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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