• 14 2019 March

    NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop

    On the first weekend of 2019, 18 NSLI-Y alumni flew into the nation’s capital for the 2019 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop. The training prepared us for a new leadership role and fostered deep friendships! Every hour of our stay was packed with informative,

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    NSLI-Y Alumni at 2019 Workshop

    On the first weekend of 2019, 18 NSLI-Y alumni flew into the nation’s capital for the 2019 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop. The training prepared us for a new leadership role and fostered deep friendships! Every hour of our stay was packed with informative,

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  • 08 2019 March

    The Difference Between Family and Coexistence

    Logan participated in the 2016 Russian Summer Program in Russia. I grew up in Midwestern America. I had a family I loved, friends that gave me the time of my life, and I was ready to take the next huge

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    Logan participated in the 2016 Russian Summer Program in Russia. I grew up in Midwestern America. I had a family I loved, friends that gave me the time of my life, and I was ready to take the next huge

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  • 08 2019 March

    Summer 2018 Highlights: Environmental Community Service Projects

    NSLI-Y students in Moldova, Jordan, India and Morocco spent the summer of 2018 doing various environmental community service projects in their communities.  Volunteering at the Botanical Garden   Students on the NSLI-Y Russian program in Moldova celebrated the 4th of

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    Environmental Sustainability

    NSLI-Y students in Moldova, Jordan, India and Morocco spent the summer of 2018 doing various environmental community service projects in their communities.  Volunteering at the Botanical Garden   Students on the NSLI-Y Russian program in Moldova celebrated the 4th of

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  • 28 2019 February

    Celebrating Food and Diversity in Morocco

    Meliha is from Boise, ID and participated in the Arabic Academic Year 2017-2018 program in Morocco. While participating on NSLI-Y in Morocco, Meliha quickly learned that food brings people together! To bond with her host mom, Meliha spent many hours

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    Meliha wearing all blue sitting next to a blue wall

    Meliha is from Boise, ID and participated in the Arabic Academic Year 2017-2018 program in Morocco. While participating on NSLI-Y in Morocco, Meliha quickly learned that food brings people together! To bond with her host mom, Meliha spent many hours

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  • 27 2019 February

    American Abroad Student of the Month: Ingrid in Taiwan

    Ingrid, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for January 2019. Congratulations, Ingrid! “Ingrid passionately integrates herself into her host community through volunteering. She planned

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    Ingrid with her host mom

    Ingrid, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for January 2019. Congratulations, Ingrid! “Ingrid passionately integrates herself into her host community through volunteering. She planned

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Arabic

Meliha wearing all blue sitting next to a blue wall

Celebrating Food and Diversity in Morocco

Meliha is from Boise, ID and participated in the Arabic Academic Year 2017-2018 program in Morocco. While participating on NSLI-Y in Morocco, Meliha quickly learned that food brings people together! To bond with her host mom, Meliha spent many hours by her

February 28, 2019
Graffiti in Morocco
Kate with NSLI-Y friends in Jordan

Chinese (Mandarin)

Ingrid with her host mom

American Abroad Student of the Month: Ingrid in Taiwan

Ingrid, a current NSLI-Y student in Taiwan, was recently nominated as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for January 2019. Congratulations, Ingrid! “Ingrid passionately integrates herself into her host community through volunteering. She planned and implemented

February 27, 2019
Tamia volunteering at local hospital
Food in China

Korean

David with his Galaxy Class

은하수에 닿으라 Reach for the Galaxy

David is from Furlong, PA and participated in the Korean Summer 2018 program.  The first day of Korean class was almost here. Most students were excited because Korean classes were going to start, but I was very worried. In reality, I did

February 15, 2019
Lauren with her classmates in Korea
Lunch with Friends in Korea
Where Food Equals Family
December 6, 2018

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 Difference Between Family and Coexistence

Logan participated in the 2016 Russian Summer Program in Russia. I grew up in Midwestern America. I had a family I loved, friends that gave me the time of my life, and I was ready to take the next huge step in

March 8, 2019
Kristin with friends in Moldova
Learning to Communicate
February 7, 2019
Opening slide of PPT

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

Alice with teacher in India

Migratory Words

Alice is from Milwaukee, WI and participated in the Hindi Academic Year 2017-2018 program.  On the occasion of International Education Week, I reflected on a question recently posed by the NSLI-Y Alumni page: “What have you learned about the world from language

January 31, 2019
Shraddha with friends in Jordan
Roshni overlooking the beautiful scenery

Global

NSLI-Y Alumni at 2019 Workshop

NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop

On the first weekend of 2019, 18 NSLI-Y alumni flew into the nation’s capital for the 2019 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative Workshop. The training prepared us for a new leadership role and fostered deep friendships! Every hour of our stay was packed with informative, skill-building sessions

March 14, 2019
Summer Highlights
Title slide of webinar presentation

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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