Global Category

Posted On May 27, 2020By Kyle SandmannIn Global

NSLI-Y Webinar on Online Language Learning Resources

On Friday June 5, NSLI-Y interactive hosted a panel of alumni who shared tips, resources, and strategies for online language learning and staying motivated during social distancing. The event included a panel discussion among NSLI-Y alumni about online language learning resources followed by breakout room discussions where webinar participants asked questions about the NSLI-Y program and online language learning directly and also brainstormed effective strategies to self-study a language during social distancing. The panelists in this webinar were members of the iEARN Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality Abroad (IDEA) Committee whichRead More
Head shots of Shreya and Ryan
Ryan (NSLI-Y Arabic Summer Program, 2019, Morocco) and Shreya (NSLI-Y Korean Summer Program, 2018, Korea) recently participated in an Instagram Live interview on the NSLI-Y instagram to discuss the NSLI-Y Language Challenge, the NSLI-Y Interactive Story Campaign, and tips and resources for staying motivated for online language learning during social-distancing! This interview is part of a series of IG Live interviews on the NSLI-Y instagram (@NSLIY) to bring together NSLI-Y alumni to discuss various topics. Stay tuned for another IG Live interview in the coming weeks. Watch part of theRead More

Posted On February 19, 2020By Kyle SandmannIn Arabic, Global

Learning About Alumni Careers and Making Connections

Diana is from Chicago, IL and participated in the 2017 Arabic Summer program in Morocco. I participated in the Career Connections: Seminar for U.S. Exchange Alumni in Austin, Texas. The conference gathered 80 “U.S. alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs with expert career coaches, professionals from diverse fields, and international leaders” (alumni.state.gov) to network and learn how to leverage our international experiences to propel professionally. As an alumna of the NSLIY and YES Abroad programs, I have noticed a large portion of students that studied abroad on the NSLI-Y andRead More
Hello! My name is Halden, and I am the NSLI-Y Alumni Representative for Chapel Hill, NC in the Southeast region. Traveling to Chengdu, China in 2018 through NSLI-Y, I was overcome with gratitude for the experiences I was granted through this opportunity and the desire to reciprocate this generosity. Annually, around eighteen NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives from across the nation come to Washington D.C. to participate in a workshop with the NSLI-Y Administration Team at American Councils. As a 2020 NSLI-Y Alumni Representative, I had the opportunity to travel to WashingtonRead More
International Education Week (IEW) – a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education – is a national effort to promote programs that prepare youth with 21st century skills in today’s globalized world and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange life experiences with Americans while sending American students to various countries abroad to study languages and build cultural ties.  IEW provides students and alumni on exchange programs such as NSLI-Y with the opportunity to share their culture and experiencesRead More
Turkish and Persian Virtual Alumni Event
On Monday, October 21 at 8pm ET, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a Turkish and Persian Alumni Virtual Event! This event featured four alumni speakers from the NSLI-Y Turkish and Persian programs, who presented on why they chose their NSLI-Y languages, what they gained from their program experiences, and what daily life on a NSLI-Y program looks like. The alumni also shared advice they had for prospective students applying for NSLI-Y – don’t forget, the application deadline is on October 30! Attendees were able to connect virtually with the speakers and askRead More

Posted On September 16, 2019By Meike FaberIn Global

Life after NSLI-Y Virtual Event

On September 25, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted its first virtual event of the season. Life after NSLI-Y featured three alumni from different NSLI-Y programs who spoke about their NSLI-Y experiences, how NSLI-Y has impacted their life and career goals and any words of advice they have for future applicants. Special guest, Christopher Schwab, Program Officer at the Department of State also joined the event to share about future career opportunities for NSLI-Y alumni. Watch the recording of this webinar here and read more about the alumni speakers below! For more information about the 2020-2021Read More
New Semantics: Student Language Magazine
Vanessa is an alumna of the 2018 Summer NSLI-Y Persian program in Tajikistan and editor of New Semantics, a language blog-magazine. Vanessa recently organized the virtual event, NSLI-Y Alumni Insights (NAI) in collaboration with New Semantics.  New Semantics, is a blog-magazine that showcases student creative work and expert interviews, highlighting student passion for language and culture. Contributors have studied 16+ languages altogether, hailing from Kentucky to the United Arab Emirates. New Semantics thus illustrates the multitude of perspectives in our diverse world, joining them in this forum for cross-cultural dialogue. New Alumni Insights (NAI) isRead More
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