School Life Tag

Posted On July 15, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Rabat, Morocco

On July fourth, iEARN NSLI-Y Morocco students organized an Independence Day celebration. The students met a week before to decide the menu and were provided a budget to purchase the ingredients they needed from the local market and grocery store. They split into groups, including the public relations committee (creating flyers to invite other students at the language school), the guacamole committee, the hamburger committee, the corn committee, and the chocolate chip cookies committee. While at the market, the students practiced their Arabic by ordering the meat for the burgers, weighingRead More
NSLI-Y participants holding their certificates at the completion ceremony.

Posted On July 7, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Chinese (Mandarin)

Final Presentations for Students in Taiwan

On May 24, NSLI-Y Taiwan students gave presentations on their final projects at the 2015 iEARN Taiwan Project-Based Learning (PBL) Event. The students had started their final projects back in January, and after months of research, writing, meetings, and rehearsals, the students finally showed off the fruits of their labor. The PBL presentations were a culmination of all the students’ learning, experiences, and growth in Taiwan. They also allowed the students to utilize their language and cultural skills in order to delve even deeper into Taiwanese culture. In researching theirRead More
Photo credit: Marilyn Lehren, NSLI-Y Russian Language alumnus Dylan was spotlighted in an article on for his involvement as student representative on the Board of Education for Livingston, New Jersey. Dylan has strongly advocated for the inclusion of Russian as a new world language in the Livingston school district and us hopeful that such changes will become a reality over the next couple of years. Dylan currently attends Georgetown University as a student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he plans to continue his Russian language studies.Read More

Posted On May 7, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

One Day in the Life in Morocco – May 2nd, 2015

On May 2, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted its fourth virtual event connecting four NSLI-Y students currently in Morocco with a large and diverse group of students, educators, and family members from all over the world. The students gave presentations in English with interspersed usage of Arabic throughout the “One Day in the Life in Morocco” supplemented by authentic photos and videos providing vivid insight into the various elements of their experiences.     Then, four of the NSLI-Y student presenters spoke on their chosen topics. Zoe began the event with a video capturing a typical dayRead More
Flyer for NSLI-Y Interactive Virtual Event.

Posted On April 29, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Arabic

May 2nd: “One Day in the Life in Morocco” Virtual Event

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, NSLI-Y Interactive will host be hosting the next virtual event with four National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) students in Morocco. During the live virtual event, learn about local life and traditions as the students share about and discuss their lives in Morocco and how they differ from life for teens in the U.S. Through photos and videos, the students will discuss such topics as what life with a host family is like, going to school, the cuisine, how they get from place toRead More
Russian interactive meeting.
On March 16, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted its third virtual event connecting five NSLI-Y students currently on the NSLI-Y Russian language program with two Russian language high school classrooms in the United States. The NSLI-Y Russian language participants gave presentations in Russian on the topic of “One Day in the Life on the Russian Language Program” for students at Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. The event began with introductions in Russian by students from each of the two high schools. Then,Read More
Group of NSLI-Y students posing on stage.

Posted On March 17, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Korean

Korean Class at Sogang University

Watch Dianely’s video about her Korean Class at Sogang University, which she describes below, above.  By Dianely, NSLI-Y Korea, Summer 2014 Summer of 2014, I took part in the NSLI-Y Korean Summer program, located in Seoul. I had learned the basics of Korean on my own, so one can imagine the excitement I felt to be learning in an actual class. I expected our Korean class to be a typical language class. Our class at Sogang University turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences in my life!Read More

Posted On March 12, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

Hindi Introductions from Students in India

A group of 5 NSLI-Y Hindi, Academic Year 2014-2015 students are learning Hindi for the year at the Daly College in India. In the video, they introduce themselves, describe what they like about India, and discuss their experiences – all in Hindi. The partially translated script is as follows: Introductions: Hayley: My name is Hayley and I am from Oregon. William: My name is William and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. Gerry: My name is Gerry and I am from America. Michael: My name is Michael and I am from America. I amRead More
Turkey virtual event

Posted On January 9, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

One Day in the Life In Turkey – January 24th, 2015

NSLI-Y Interactive recently hosted its second virtual event, featuring four National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) students on the academic year program in Izmir, Turkey. The NSLI-Y Turkey students made the study abroad and language immersion experience come alive for a sizable audience consisting of students, educators, family members and friends, sharing their experiences with learning the Turkish language abroad, attending school, living with a Turkish host family, eating the cuisine, getting from place to place and some of the hobbies and activities in which they have taken part. The students alsoRead More
Sam and his host brother pictured in front of a fountain decorated by dinosaur heads.

Posted On January 5, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Chinese (Mandarin)

November 2014 American Abroad Student of the Month

Sam, a NSLI-Y China student who is currently on program with AFS, was selected by the U.S. Department of State as the American Abroad Student of the Month for November 2014. Sam has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the NSLI-Y program values and continues to use his language skills to bridge the U.S. – China community. Originally from Greenville, N.C., Sam has enjoyed jumping into the intercultural differences regularly presented in his daily life in Changzhou. Sam has helped arrange volunteering opportunities for his NSLI-Y peers at a local elementaryRead More