• 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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  • 28 2019 June

    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

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    New Semantics: Student Language Magazine

    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

    read more →
  • 14 2019 June

    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

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    Chance and friends

    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

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  • 10 2019 May

    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

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    NSLI-Y students wear traditional Korean clothing

    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

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  • 08 2019 April

    Arabic Classroom Connections – March 27, 2019 1:00 PM (EST)

    On March 27th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Arabic Classroom Connections.” Four current NSLI-Y Academic Year students in Morocco gave presentations to two Arabic language classrooms in the U.S. (Bell Magnet High School and Eagle Rock High School in Los

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    Opening slide of event

    On March 27th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Arabic Classroom Connections.” Four current NSLI-Y Academic Year students in Morocco gave presentations to two Arabic language classrooms in the U.S. (Bell Magnet High School and Eagle Rock High School in Los

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Arabic

Opening slide of event

Arabic Classroom Connections – March 27, 2019 1:00 PM (EST)

On March 27th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Arabic Classroom Connections.” Four current NSLI-Y Academic Year students in Morocco gave presentations to two Arabic language classrooms in the U.S. (Bell Magnet High School and Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, CA)

April 8, 2019
Meliha wearing all blue sitting next to a blue wall
Graffiti in Morocco

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)

Vanessa in Tajikistan!

Alumni Spotlight: Vanessa

Vanessa is from in New Brunswick, NJ and participated in the Persian Summer 2018 program in Tajikistan. Vanessa is a language lover, plain and simple. This is apparent from the multitude of languages she is studying. Vanessa is a Chinese American, and grew

February 20, 2019
Mira at a marketplace.
Mayesha in her family's home in Tajikistan

Russian

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

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 paths and

July 12, 2019
Kristin with friends in Moldova
Learning to Communicate
February 7, 2019

Turkish

Gavin and his friends jumping on the Salt Lake.

“That’s So Niche”: Reflecting on My Summer in Ankara

Gavin is from Virginia Beach, VA and participated in the 2015 Turkey summer program. At Harvard, concentration declaration—that is choosing a major—is a significant step in the collegiate experience. For most students, this might be a fairly ordinary event as they join

November 19, 2017
Stephanie, standing in the foreground, with a vast cityscape sprawling out behind her on a sunlit day.
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Hindi

Hindi Classroom Connections

On April 30, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event “Hindi Classroom Connections.” Five current NSLI-Y Academic Year students in India shared recordings of their presentations with a 16 Hindi language learners at the Central Junior High School in Euless, Texas. The students in

May 14, 2019
Alice with teacher in India
Migratory Words
January 31, 2019
Shraddha with friends in Jordan

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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