Virtual Event Tag

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On November 19, 2015, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event with NSLI-Y students currently studying in Taiwan, and two classrooms of their peers studying Chinese in the United States. Students from Marble Hill School School for International Studies in the Bronx, NY and students from McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC, heard NSLI-Y students share about daily life in Taiwan for a young American student and had the chance to interact with and ask the NSLI-Y students questions in Chinese.   Much of the NSLI-Y students’ presentations were in Chinese,Read More
Last week, NSLI-Y alumni shared their reflections on how participating in virtual exchange affected their study abroad experience when they presented at this years’ Global Education Conference. The Global Education Conference session, which also included a presentation from an American educator from Boston Latin School (BLS), took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Presenters took a look at both sides of an interactive virtual exchange; NSLI-Y alumni and BLS students reflected on their participation. NSLI-Y Turkish and Chinese program alumni shared how virtual exchange helped them reflect on and processRead More

Posted On November 16, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Chinese (Mandarin), Turkish

Connecting Students Abroad with Students at Home

Join NSLI-Y alumni as they share their reflections on how participating in virtual exchange affected their study abroad experience when they present at this years’ Global Education Conference. (November 16-19, 2015) The session, which will also include presentations from an American educator and her students from Boston Latin School (BLS), will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Presenters will take a look at both sides of an interactive virtual exchange; NSLI-Y alumni and BLS students will reflect on their participation in this type of exchange. NSLI-Y Turkish and Chinese programRead More
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Posted On November 6, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

One Day in the Life in Turkey – October 27th, 2015

On October 27th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event connecting five NSLI-Y students currently studying in Izmir, Turkey and two alumna who studied for a summer in Ankara, Turkey in live time with an enthusiastic audience made up of students, family members, and others from all over the U.S. The students and alumni gave presentations in English, integrating words and expressions in Turkish, on the theme of “One Day in the Life in Turkey,” during which they shared their own photos and videos. Within these authentic presentations, the speakers provided valuable insights into Turkish culture, languageRead More
Just four more days until NSLI-Y Interactive goes live with students and alumni who are currently studying on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program in Turkey or recently returned! It’s not too late to register! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study abroad and be immersed in another language and culture? Perhaps you are fascinated by the Turkish language and culture and want to learn more? Join NSLI-Y interactive on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST and hear directly from NSLI-Y Turkish languageRead More
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study abroad and be immersed in another language and culture? Perhaps you are fascinated by the Turkish language and culture and want to learn more? Join NSLI-Y interactive on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 and hear directly from students and alumni who are currently studying on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program in Turkey or recently returned. These students and alumni will provide a window into the study abroad and language immersion experience for you or your students as theyRead More

Posted On September 29, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

One Day in the Life in India – September 26th, 2015

On September 26th, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the first virtual event of the 2015 – 2016 academic year, connecting four NSLI-Y students currently in Indore, India and an India alumna in live time with a large and diverse group of students, educators, and family members from all over the U.S. and even several other countries. The students gave presentations in English with interspersed usage of Hindi on the theme of “One Day in the Life in India” supplemented by authentic photos and videos providing vivid insight into the various elements of their experiences. Kate discussed hostRead More
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Posted On September 25, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Hindi

September 26th: “One Day in the Life in India” Virtual Event

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 lifeRead More
Brendan Ryan being interviewed at a local radio station.
Brendan Ryan, a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) participant studying Chinese in Taiwan, has been named American Abroad Student of the Month for March 2015. Brendan, who hails from the small Mississippi town of Diamondhead, has quickly become an active and enthusiastic member of his new community in Kaohsiung, one of the largest cities in Taiwan. As a volunteer at an elderly care center, an interviewee on a popular radio program, and a guest speaker at a host family recruitment event, his enthusiasm for cultural exchange has been palpable. Brendan continually seeks out opportunities toRead 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