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The U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) awards merit-based scholarships to high school students to study a foreign language abroad for a summer or academic year. The NSLI-Y languages include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. Programs immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice, and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

The application deadline for the 2024-2025 programs is November 2, 2023 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. There is a single application for three U.S. Department of State programs: NSLI-Y, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Abroad, and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad. Applicants interested in applying for more than one of these programs now only need to prepare one application.

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