Virtual Event Tag

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
Hindi Virtual Event presenters

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
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

Posted On January 29, 2015By Nicole WeitznerIn Turkish

Exploring Turkey through the Video Lens

By: Noah, NSLI-Y Turkey, Academic Year 2014-2015 Living in Turkey means not only witnessing a historical wealth, but diving deeper into an ancient and complex culture. This video I made summarizes areas I have had the chance to explore on weekends during the first half of my NSLI-Y Experience. My narration spans the experiences shown, some useful vocabulary and local Turkish Dance. Noah presented his video and spoke about his current experience in Turkey to a live audience with three other NSLI-Y Turkey students during the NSLI-Y Virtual event “OneRead 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