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NSLI-Y Alumni at 2019 Workshop

Posted On March 14, 2019By Meike FaberIn Global

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 meant to enable us to fulfill our roles. From a presentation about Department of State resources, to a leadership training session, event brainstorming activities, trivia competition, and a public speaking hour, we all left DC with a new understanding of what it means to be a NSLI-Y AlumniRead More
Summer Highlights

Posted On February 15, 2019By pabloIn Global

Summer 2018 Highlights: Events with Local Peers

Highlights from the NSLI-Y 2018 Summer programs in China, Taiwan and Morocco. NSLI-Y Chinese Students Participate in Community Events NSLI-Y Chinese students in China participated in a basketball carnival with local high school students. The basketball carnival featured local high school teams, who competed against one other for a top prize: a game with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Shanghai team. NSLI-Y students also played a couple of friendly competitions with their Chinese peers.       NSLI-Y Chinese students visited a summer camp for elementary schoolers, who were soRead More
Title slide of webinar presentation
On September 27, 2018 NSLI-Y Interactive the first webinar of the 2018-2019 season. This webinar featured four alumni who shared how they have used stories from NSLI-Y in their lives and careers. From college applications to outreach to breaking regional stereotypes, these alumni provided valuable insight and tips on how to effectively share about NSLI-Y. Watch the full recording of the event here. Speaker Bios: Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I’m from North Carolina. I’m a NSLI-Y Moldovan Summer 2017 alumna. Currently, I’m finishing up my senior yearRead More
SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: USG PROGRAMS

Posted On April 6, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Summer Highlights Series – USG Programs

Morocco – YES NSLI-Y Rabat led a session at the YES Inbound Pre-Departure Orientation at the end of their second week. In the picture on the right, NSLI-Y student Reagan is presenting to future YES students about family life in the U.S., and other students presented about social life, extracurricular activities, and academic life in the U.S. After the presentations, all of the students broke up into small groups and talked about history, politics, and modern life in the U.S. The NSLI-Y students answered many questions the future YES studentsRead More
Summer Highlights: Community Service Abroad
Community service continues to shape NSLI-Y participants’ interaction with their host country in a manner that transcends spoken language: volunteering. By volunteering, NSLI-Y students continue to study their target languages outside of the classroom by engaging and helping locals. Read part 3 out of 3 of our series below. NSLI-Y Chinese students began their summer community service project, which focuses on reducing waste from plastic bag usage throughout the city. The project began with groups of students designing surveys to conduct with local citizens, with questions ranging from “How many plastic bags doRead More
Summer Highlights: Twenty-First Century Skills

Posted On March 23, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Summer Highlights: Twenty-First Century Skills, Part 2

Whether through public speaking, collaborating on research projects, or learning about global cooperation and diplomacy, NSLI-Y participants are constantly polishing skills that will become and already are vital to surviving and thriving in the twenty-first century. Explore how NSLI-Y students prepare to be active participants in modern global conversations below. The NSLI-Y Arabic participants in Rabat were invited to visit the U.S. Peace Corps Morocco office in Agdal, Rabat. Close to 5,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps in Morocco since the inception of the country post in 1963. TheRead More

Posted On March 22, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Parent Testimonials – Part 2

In part two of the NSLI-Y Parent Testimonials, we are excited to provide some additional testimonials from parents of recent NSLI-Y alumni. In their testimonials, parents discussed challenges that their child overcame while on NSLI-Y, how their concerns about the safety and security of their child were alleviated, and how their child was impacted. How did you manage or mitigate your nerves about study abroad? Parent of Meenu (Arabic Summer): “Sending our daughter all by herself to a region that is generally in a state of tumult was nerve-wracking to sayRead More
Summer Highlights: Events with Local Peers

Posted On March 18, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Summer Highlights: Events with Local Peers, Part 3

As an immersive language program, NSLI-Y helps American youth become part of local communities abroad. As a result, long-lasting friendships are made. These friendships between peers from around the world increase mutual understanding and prepare this next generation of global citizens to be global leaders. Here are some highlights from the 2017 summer programs featuring interactions between NSLI-Y students and local peers. On July 19th, the NSLI-Y Chinese students participated in a special event with prominent members of the Xiamen community and local high school students at the Binhai Neighborhood CommitteeRead More

Posted On March 2, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Summer Highlights: Visits to U.S. Embassies, Part 1

NSLI-Y Arabic participants had a busy day after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday starting with their Arabic classes in the morning and a safety and security briefing with representatives from the U.S. Embassy in the afternoon. The briefing was followed by activities with the Local Coordinator and preparations for the NSLI-Y final program projects. Students concluded the day by meeting their language partners. On June 29th, another NSLI-Y Arabic group visited the U.S. Embassy in Rabat. They were excited to learn more about possible future careers with the Foreign Service. They also had a security briefingRead More
Marrakech, Morocco

Posted On February 8, 2018By Signe KnutsonIn Global

Safety on NSLI-Y 2017 Programs

The story was compiled by Shraddha Joshi who participated in the Jordan summer program in 2017. Shraddha is from Round Rock, Texas. After submitting an application for what might potentially be a life-changing experience abroad, participating in NSLI-Y starts to feel increasingly real. The seemingly endless wait for finalist notifications makes time for daydreaming about what life in another country might look like. With the excitement, there are also concerns, the biggest of which is almost undoubtedly safety. With NSLI-Y host countries spread across diverse regions throughout the world, questions about safetyRead More