• 21 2020 September

    NSLI-Y Webinar — Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad

    Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM EST for the webinar Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad. In this free virtual event, a panel of alumni and current students will share ideas on how to leverage immersive

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    Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM EST for the webinar Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad. In this free virtual event, a panel of alumni and current students will share ideas on how to leverage immersive

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  • 04 2020 September

    I Am Become Death: An Essay on Sanskrit Literature

    Caine is from Noblesville, IN and an alumnus of the Hindi 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. Over the past five weeks, I have been learning Hindi with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Virtual Summer Intensive (NSLI-Y VSI). The

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    Caine and his classmates practice yoga virtually

    Caine is from Noblesville, IN and an alumnus of the Hindi 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. Over the past five weeks, I have been learning Hindi with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Virtual Summer Intensive (NSLI-Y VSI). The

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  • 28 2020 August

    Buddhism in Korea

    Elias is from Asheville, NC and an alumnus of the Korean AY 2019-20 program in Seoul, South Korea. After a temple stay cultural excursion with our implementing organization, my curiosity surrounding Buddhism sparked. The temple was only a short bus ride

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    Elias at a Buddhist Temple in Korea

    Elias is from Asheville, NC and an alumnus of the Korean AY 2019-20 program in Seoul, South Korea. After a temple stay cultural excursion with our implementing organization, my curiosity surrounding Buddhism sparked. The temple was only a short bus ride

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  • 21 2020 August

    Huimin Jie Market

    Aparna is from Madison, AL and an alumna of the 2019 Chinese summer program in Xi’an, China. Huimin Jie’s labyrinthine avenues are studded on either side with food stands and assorted shops. Vendors call to the throngs of patrons who

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    Table of goods at Huimin Jie Market in Xi'an, China

    Aparna is from Madison, AL and an alumna of the 2019 Chinese summer program in Xi’an, China. Huimin Jie’s labyrinthine avenues are studded on either side with food stands and assorted shops. Vendors call to the throngs of patrons who

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  • 13 2020 August

    Alumni Spotlight: The Return: Spending Nine Months in Indonesia After NSLI-Y

    Aurelia Vanderwilde is an alumna of the 2018 Indonesian Summer program in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Two years ago, I studied abroad for six weeks on the NSLI-Y Indonesian summer program and this experience changed the trajectory of my life. I had

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    Aurelia with her YES Abroad host family

    Aurelia Vanderwilde is an alumna of the 2018 Indonesian Summer program in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Two years ago, I studied abroad for six weeks on the NSLI-Y Indonesian summer program and this experience changed the trajectory of my life. I had

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Arabic

Grace in front of the famous temple at Petra, Jordan

Potatoes and Tahini

Grace is from Meridian, ID and an alumna of the 2019 Arabic summer program in Amman, Jordan. I grew up in Meridian, Idaho, where I had limited exposure to other cultures, religions, and ethnic groups. In my geographic bubble, the only information I

July 31, 2020
Emma by the ocean in Rabat, Morocco

Chinese (Mandarin)

Table of goods at Huimin Jie Market in Xi'an, China

Huimin Jie Market

Aparna is from Madison, AL and an alumna of the 2019 Chinese summer program in Xi’an, China. Huimin Jie’s labyrinthine avenues are studded on either side with food stands and assorted shops. Vendors call to the throngs of patrons who trickle past

August 21, 2020
Anna in a park in Beijing, China
A Full Plate of Homemade Dumplings

Korean

Elias at a Buddhist Temple in Korea

Buddhism in Korea

Elias is from Asheville, NC and an alumnus of the Korean AY 2019-20 program in Seoul, South Korea. After a temple stay cultural excursion with our implementing organization, my curiosity surrounding Buddhism sparked. The temple was only a short bus ride from where

August 28, 2020
Zachary takes a winter selfie while hiking on a mountain in Seoul

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

Chocolate Chip Cookies in Chisinau: Making American Recipes for my Host Family

Elizabeth is from Bethany, CT and participated in the 2018-19 Russian AY program in Moldova.  It was mid-January and I decided to make my host mother some American chocolate cookies. The gooey, oatmealy cookies that my family made at home in Connecticut

May 19, 2020

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

Caine and his classmates practice yoga virtually

I Am Become Death: An Essay on Sanskrit Literature

Caine is from Noblesville, IN and an alumnus of the Hindi 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. Over the past five weeks, I have been learning Hindi with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Virtual Summer Intensive (NSLI-Y VSI). The NSLI-Y VSI

September 4, 2020
Hindi Class
Life in Pune, India
August 4, 2019

Global

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NSLI-Y Webinar — Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad

Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM EST for the webinar Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad. In this free virtual event, a panel of alumni and current students will share ideas on how to leverage immersive experiences while

September 21, 2020
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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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