• 27 2016 May

    Your Morocco is Far Better

    In a few short weeks, you will look out the window of a crowded airplane for the first time and for the first time, you’ll see your second home. Dear NSLI-Y Student, Congratulations on your acceptance into the NSLI-Y program!

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    The Morocco you will live in is a far call from the glittering luxury hotels and supermalls on the outskirts of the city. Your Morocco is far better. (2)
  • 11 2016 May

    Arabic Capstone Projects – May 16, 2016 6:30 PM (EST)

    You are invited to join “Arabic Capstone Projects,” a Virtual Event. This Virtual Event will take place on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (EST). Five NSLI-Y students, who are finishing up their Arabic Academic Year programs in Morocco, will

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    Virtual Event May 16

    You are invited to join “Arabic Capstone Projects,” a Virtual Event. This Virtual Event will take place on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (EST). Five NSLI-Y students, who are finishing up their Arabic Academic Year programs in Morocco, will

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  • 02 2016 May

    One Way NSLI-Y Changed My Life

    By Adam, NSLI-Y Morocco, Summer 2015 My experience as a NSLI-Y scholar in Rabat, Morocco, last summer was a turning point in my life. Apart from learning Arabic and enjoying the Moroccan culture, I met amazing people, from fellow American

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    NSLI-Y student Adam poses with his group.

    By Adam, NSLI-Y Morocco, Summer 2015 My experience as a NSLI-Y scholar in Rabat, Morocco, last summer was a turning point in my life. Apart from learning Arabic and enjoying the Moroccan culture, I met amazing people, from fellow American

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  • 01 2016 May

    Six Years Later: Reflecting on My NSLI-Y Experience

    By Katy, NSLI-Y Arabic, Egypt Spring Semester 2010 As a sophomore in high school, I was the young Hermione Granger of my Spanish class. Anytime a question was asked, my hand would shoot up over-enthusiastically and I was genuinely excited

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    By Katy, NSLI-Y Arabic, Egypt Spring Semester 2010 As a sophomore in high school, I was the young Hermione Granger of my Spanish class. Anytime a question was asked, my hand would shoot up over-enthusiastically and I was genuinely excited

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  • 28 2016 April

    The Long Way From Cairo to Canada

    by Starr Brainard, NSLI-Y Arabic, Egypt Fall Semester 2009 I had the honor earlier this month to be a presenter in the “Coming Back, Giving Back” webinar  to talk about my experience working in environmental sustainability. As a high school student,

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    Starr with a pile of organic waste at the RISE facility that she is nurturing to become high quality compost, 2015

    by Starr Brainard, NSLI-Y Arabic, Egypt Fall Semester 2009 I had the honor earlier this month to be a presenter in the “Coming Back, Giving Back” webinar  to talk about my experience working in environmental sustainability. As a high school student,

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  • 22 2016 April

    2016 Happy Earth Day

    Today is Earth Day! Today and always, let’s remember the importance of taking care of the planet!  Celebrate Earth Day and learn how NSLI-Y students and alumni saved this beautiful planet. Here are their special stories! Volunteering in Amman (October 14, 2014) The

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    Today is Earth Day! Today and always, let’s remember the importance of taking care of the planet!  Celebrate Earth Day and learn how NSLI-Y students and alumni saved this beautiful planet. Here are their special stories! Volunteering in Amman (October 14, 2014) The

    read more →
  • 22 2016 April

    Sustainable Development Goals in Korea

    The 66th UN DPI/NGO Youth Pre-Conference was held in Sookmyung Women’s University on April 9, 2016. This event is part of the introductory programming leading up to the UN DPI/NGO Conference which is going to be held in Korea in

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    The 66th UN DPI/NGO Youth Pre-Conference was held in Sookmyung Women’s University on April 9, 2016. This event is part of the introductory programming leading up to the UN DPI/NGO Conference which is going to be held in Korea in

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  • 19 2016 April

    “Coming Back, Giving Back: Using Your NSLI-Y Experience for Good”- April 6th Virtual Event

    On April 18th 2016, the NSLI-Y Alumni Association and iEARN USA hosted the “Coming Back, Giving Back: Using Your NSLI-Y Experience for Good” Virtual Event! This webinar is part of a month-long campaign encouraging NSLI-Y alumni to share stories of how

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    On April 18th 2016, the NSLI-Y Alumni Association and iEARN USA hosted the “Coming Back, Giving Back: Using Your NSLI-Y Experience for Good” Virtual Event! This webinar is part of a month-long campaign encouraging NSLI-Y alumni to share stories of how

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  • 15 2016 April

    Global Youth Service Day

    What are you doing for GYSD this year? Current NSLI-Y students and alumni, please consider submitting a story to NSLI-Y Interactive about any service projects you are doing this weekend. NSLI-Y alumni, how are you giving back to your home communities? Be

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    What are you doing for GYSD this year? Current NSLI-Y students and alumni, please consider submitting a story to NSLI-Y Interactive about any service projects you are doing this weekend. NSLI-Y alumni, how are you giving back to your home communities? Be

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  • 15 2016 April

    NSLI-Y Alumni and Diplomat in Residence attend National Society of High School Scholars Annual Meeting

    “Language proficiency can help your studies across a range of majors you may be considering for college. It’s an experience that goes beyond the tourist perspective and really builds the foundation for a lifelong commitment to the language and culture.”

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    “Language proficiency can help your studies across a range of majors you may be considering for college. It’s an experience that goes beyond the tourist perspective and really builds the foundation for a lifelong commitment to the language and culture.”

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  • 11 2016 April

    Using My NSLI-Y Experience to Run a Chinese Summer Camp

    This story is part of the “Coming Back, Giving Back” campaign sharing how NSLI-Y Alumni are using their study abroad experience to make a difference. Submit your story today to nsliystories@us.iearn.org!  by Ben Guggenheim, NSLI-Y Chinese, Suzhou Summer 2014 I

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    This story is part of the “Coming Back, Giving Back” campaign sharing how NSLI-Y Alumni are using their study abroad experience to make a difference. Submit your story today to nsliystories@us.iearn.org!  by Ben Guggenheim, NSLI-Y Chinese, Suzhou Summer 2014 I

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  • 08 2016 April

    Seth’s NSLI-Y Experience in China (Summer 2015)

    Seth has had a deep interest in the Chinese language and culture for a long time, to a degree he says was unique in his high school. It was in his freshman year that he learned about NSLI-Y from his

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    Seth has had a deep interest in the Chinese language and culture for a long time, to a degree he says was unique in his high school. It was in his freshman year that he learned about NSLI-Y from his

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  • 07 2016 April

    NSLI-Y Student Melita is the American Abroad Student of the Month January 2016

    Every month the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs selects an outstanding exchange participant as the American Abroad Student of the Month. NSLI-Y is proud to highlight the accomplishments of Melita, who was selected as the

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    Melita

    Every month the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs selects an outstanding exchange participant as the American Abroad Student of the Month. NSLI-Y is proud to highlight the accomplishments of Melita, who was selected as the

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  • 06 2016 April

    “Coming Back, Giving Back” Virtual Event April 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm (EST)

    Looking for ways to use your language skills to give back? Want to hear about the projects and careers NSLI-Y alumni have done to make a difference in the world? NSLI-Y Interactive is proud to partner with NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives

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    Looking for ways to use your language skills to give back? Want to hear about the projects and careers NSLI-Y alumni have done to make a difference in the world? NSLI-Y Interactive is proud to partner with NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives

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  • 06 2016 April

    Teaching English and Learning Arabic

    Maya is a NSLI-Y student in the Academic Year program in Morocco (2015-2016) administered by Legacy International. NSLI-Y Interactive sent Maya some questions about the Connect Program in Morocco, where NSLI-Y students teach English to underprivileged Moroccan public school teenagers, and asked her about how language

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    Maya Connect

    Maya is a NSLI-Y student in the Academic Year program in Morocco (2015-2016) administered by Legacy International. NSLI-Y Interactive sent Maya some questions about the Connect Program in Morocco, where NSLI-Y students teach English to underprivileged Moroccan public school teenagers, and asked her about how language

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  • 11 2016 March

    Coming Back, Giving Back: Share Your NSLI-Y Service Story Today!

    NSLI-Y Alumni have gone on to do incredible things in their communities and in the world. From working in interfaith dialogue, to fighting for international women’s rights, there are countless ways alumni have used their language and cross-cultural skills to

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    NSLI-Y Alumni have gone on to do incredible things in their communities and in the world. From working in interfaith dialogue, to fighting for international women’s rights, there are countless ways alumni have used their language and cross-cultural skills to

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Arabic

The Morocco you will live in is a far call from the glittering luxury hotels and supermalls on the outskirts of the city. Your Morocco is far better. (2)

Your Morocco is Far Better

In a few short weeks, you will look out the window of a crowded airplane for the first time and for the first time, you’ll see your second home. Dear NSLI-Y Student, Congratulations on your acceptance into the NSLI-Y program! It’s almost

May 27, 2016
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Chinese (Mandarin)

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Using My NSLI-Y Experience to Run a Chinese Summer Camp

This story is part of the “Coming Back, Giving Back” campaign sharing how NSLI-Y Alumni are using their study abroad experience to make a difference. Submit your story today to nsliystories@us.iearn.org!  by Ben Guggenheim, NSLI-Y Chinese, Suzhou Summer 2014 I am constantly

April 11, 2016
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Korean

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Sustainable Development Goals in Korea

The 66th UN DPI/NGO Youth Pre-Conference was held in Sookmyung Women’s University on April 9, 2016. This event is part of the introductory programming leading up to the UN DPI/NGO Conference which is going to be held in Korea in May. Three

April 22, 2016
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2016 Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Today and always, let’s remember the importance of taking care of the planet!  Celebrate Earth Day and learn how NSLI-Y students and alumni saved this beautiful planet. Here are their special stories! Volunteering in Amman (October 14, 2014) The U.S. and

April 22, 2016
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Russian

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“Moldova Through the Eyes of NSLI-Y Russian-Language Students” – March 2016 Virtual Event

On March 14, 2016 NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a virtual event, “Moldova Through the Eyes of NSLI-Y Russian-Language Students.” Five NSLI-Y students who are currently studying Russian language in Moldova gave presentations about their experiences as language students, cultural ambassadors, and NSLI-Y scholarship recipients. All

March 25, 2016
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Turkey Summer Minute

My NSLI-Y Summer in Turkey in One Minute

Watch a video compilation by Hank (NSLI-Y Turkey, Summer 2015) to catch a glimpse into his experience in Turkey! While I was in Turkey, I took one-second video clips of interesting experiences I had, and then I picked my favorite at the

January 13, 2016
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This photograph, submitted by Joelle Bohringer, won the $500 grand prize in the Nicholas Sparks Foundation’s 2015 Student Travel Photography Competition. Joelle is a student at Boscobel High School in Boscobel, Wisconsin. At the time she took this photograph, she was living and studying in Pune, India, as part of an exchange program run by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth.

Hindi Alumna Wins First Prize in Nicholas Sparks Foundation Photo Contest

This reflection was written by a NSLI-Y Alumni featuring her first-prize submission to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation’s 2015 Student Travel Photography Competition. The original photo and caption can be viewed  here. By Joelle, NSLI-Y Hindi, Summer 2015, Pune I found out about the

March 1, 2016
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Alumni Representatives Work to Build Community

This year the thirteen NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives have been working hard to strengthen the alumni network and connect alumni from all generations of the program. Recently networking events have been held in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and DC, and there are several more

May 4, 2016
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About NSLI-Y Interactive

NSLI-Y Interactive showcases language learning and cross-cultural experiences of students on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The multimedia stories on this site share the experiences of students on the NSLI-Y program with youth, educators, and language learners in the U.S. for further cultural exchange and language learning.

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