Virtual Event Stories

Listed below in chronological order from the most recent post are all stories related to NSLI-Y Interactive Virtual Events. In these stories you can read about past events and speakers, and watch the full webinar recordings.

Click on a language below to see Virtual Event stories related to a specific NSLI-Y program language:

Arabic | Chinese (Mandarin) | Hindi | Korean | Persian (Tajiki) | Russian | Turkish

Join NSLI-Y Interactive on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM EST for the webinar Beyond The Classroom: Learning Languages Abroad. In this free virtual event, a panel of alumni and current students will share ideas on how to leverage immersive experiences while in their host countries in order to improve language skills. Panelists will highlight experiences that show how they were able to successfully learn and use their target language outside the classroom. The event will include presentations from each of the guest speakers, followed by a Q&A session.  RegisterRead More
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
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI–Y) hosted a NSLI–Y Interactive Virtual Event on Tuesday, April 28 which connected U.S. exchange students who recently returned from Moldova with high school students learning Russian at the Friends School in Baltimore, USA. The NSLI–Y Russian Academic Year students shared  their experiences abroad and the insights they had into the culture and language with their peers in the U.S. through their photos, videos and presentations partially in Russian. Students participating in this event practiced their Russian listening and speaking skills through interacting with their peers who spent the better part of a year studying Russian in Moldova. The eventRead More

Posted On March 26, 2020 By In Korean

Learning Korean with NSLI-Y

On March 31 at 6:00 PM ET, NSLI-Y Korean Academic Year alumni came together to share Korean language learning strategies and resources for on-program and beyond. NSLI-Y alumni who have just completed their Academic Year program in South Korea presented about different language learning strategies: community engagement, blogs and vlogs, research projects, extracurricular activities, personal tips and strategies, plans for continued study, host families etc. Meet the speakers: Aaryanna has an interest in studying about different languages and cultures. After gaining a major interest in Korean culture, customs, and unique writingRead More
On February 5, 2020, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the “Hindi Classroom Connection” event at Trinity High school in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Texas.. This event connected current students on the NSLI-Y Academic Year program in Delhi, India with a Hindi language classroom in the U.S. The NSLI-Y students presented about the NSLI-Y program, engaged in a discussion with the students on various topics, and answered questions from the students in the U.S. about the topics presented, learning Hindi, or life in India.Read 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