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The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a U.S. Department of State program that allows hundreds of American high school students to spend a summer or school year abroad studying a foreign language, living with a host family, experiencing the local culture, and gaining skills to help them succeed in the global economy.
Our National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) alumni used emojis to teach us a few words in Mandarin Chinese.
Four alumni of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) exchange program stopped by the State Department to share their experiences abroad and their plans for the future.
Panel guests at the event included Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan who encouraged alumni to continue their language learning and consider a career with the Department of State.
Emily Morin, a 16 year-old from Washington, D.C. studied abroad for 7 weeks in Turkey with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program.
Calling all U.S. High School Students! Did you know you can study abroad with a U.S. Department of State scholarship?
Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad, and very few of these students are in high school. Yet, studying abroad early builds global competencies such as language and cross-cultural skills, maturity, and clarity about one's post-secondary education and career. Learn how to help high school students achieve their dreams of studying abroad.
Kalyn and Nathan, National Security Language Initiative for Youth students in Marrakech, Morocco, describe how their experiences learning Arabic in the classroom, speaking with locals in the country's native language, and making personal connections with the people they meet have positively impacted and enriched their lives.