NSLI-Y Interactive showcases language learning and cross-cultural experiences of students on the U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. 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.

NSLI-Y Honors AAPI Heritage Month: Aparna Bhooshanan

For Aparna, 2019 Summer Chinese alum, NSLi-Y provided the chance to connect with her family, her Asian identity, and an interest in natural language processing.

NSLI-Y Honors AAPI Heritage Month: Angela Li

Angela Li, alum of the 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive Korean program, 2021 Summer Korean program, and 2022-2023 Academic Year Korean program, shares her story.

Alumnus Jay Philbrick Awarded Truman Scholarship​

Jay Philbrick, a 2020 Hindi Virtual Summer Intensive alum, has been awarded a highly-competitive Truman Scholarship.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program

The U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides critical language study overseas for U.S. high school students through full, merit-based scholarships to participate in intensive immersion summer and academic year programs. NSLI-Y equips participants with the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to be leaders in a globalized world.

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