Are you interested in learning about study abroad, language immersion opportunities and everyday life in India?
Join the NSLI-Y Interactive virtual event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM EST as five National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) students and alumni bring the study abroad and language immersion experience to life for you or your students through sharing their experiences as NSLI-Y students in India.
Learn about everyday life and traditions as the students share about and discuss their lives in India and how they differ from life for teens in the U.S. Through photos and videos, the students will discuss such topics as living with a host family, going to school, food, and their hobbies and activities. The audience will have a chance to ask the students and alumni questions at the end. See below for more details and how to participate.
NSLI-Y Student Presenters:
Hayley, 18, is an alumna of the 2014-2015 NSLI-Y Hindi program in Indore, India. She first visited India in fifth grade and vowed that one day she would return to live there. Her interests include music (specifically tabla), cooking and linguistics. Currently, she is constructing a Hindi resource guide and saving up to study at St. Andrews University in Scotland in the fall of 2016. Hayley plans to study international relations and gain work experience in sustainable agriculture. After college, she intends on pursuing a career at a grassroots NGO in India, where she can utilize her Hindi skills.
Liam is an 18-year-old gap year student from Asheville, North Carolina. When not learning languages, he can often be found running, playing basketball or tennis, reading, or playing the euphonium, guitar, or piano. Liam graduated from Christ School in May 2015, and when he returns to the United States, he will attend Duke University in North Carolina. His academic interests include computer science, writing, linguistics, psychology, and mathematics, but he has yet to decide which will become his focus at Duke. In the future, he hopes to find a career that will allow him to continue traveling the world, meeting people, experiencing new cultures, and making the world a better place.
Kate is a born and raised Texan from San Antonio. Before going to India, she attended a magnet high school focused on globalization and international studies. Kate hopes to work in the humanitarian aid sector one day. Kate chose to learn Hindi in India because of all the aid work being done there. She hopes to travel around and get a better idea of what her future would be like if she chose to work internationally with different people from different backgrounds. Her time in India has helped her decide a lot about her future goals, and recognize how important it is to at least be bilingual in our globalizing society.
Lauren is 18 years old and comes from Lead, a small town in South Dakota. There are few opportunities for someone who loves languages as much as she does in her town, but luckily she has had many opportunities to travel the world, both alone and with her family. When she heard about NSLI-Y, she knew that it would be something she would enjoy. She enjoys studying languages, playing the violin, and drawing. After this program, she plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and study Arabic and linguistics. Lauren hopes to spend another year abroad while in college.
Sam, 18, hails from Rochester, New York. He has always loved language and travel, and his keen interest in these led him to participate in the NSLI-Y program. Some of his other hobbies include playing piano, hiking and camping. After his remaining time in India, he plans to go on to study international relations at Macalester College and to utilize the language skills he gains from NSLI-Y by pursuing a career in law or journalism, both of which would have an international focus.
How to Participate:
- To join the virtual event, please click on the following link at 10:30 am EST on Saturday, September 26th to access the Adobe Connect conference room: http://iearn.adobeconnect.com/onedayinthelifeinindia/. The link will not be available outside of the event hours.
- After clicking on the link, enter the room by selecting the “Enter as a Guest” option and filling in your name. A login and password is not necessary.