On February 12th, current academic year students in Moldova discussed how NSLI-Y has helped them develop not only their Russian language skills but their leadership skills as well. Following the presentation, audience members were invited to engage with the speakers during the live Q&A session. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the impact of a study abroad program like NSLI-Y. We invite you to watch the recording of this insightful event.

Click here to watch the Q&A.

Click here to listen to Elliott, the Resident Director in Moldova, share about the leadership skills he has observed in the NSLI-Y students.

Introducing the speakers for the event:

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My name is Adam and I'm from New York City. Here in Moldova, I have had the opportunity to build my Russian proficiency, while immersing myself in the various local cultures. After NSLI-Y, I'll be attending Princeton University where I plan to major in Public Policy with certificates in Theater and Russian.

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My name is Sabrina and I’m from Los Angeles. I came to Moldova having studied Russian on a NSLI-Y summer program. I’ve had a great time here so far, and I especially enjoy visiting Chisinau’s beautiful parks and museums and spending time with my host family. After NSLI-Y, I’ll be attending Georgetown University, where I plan to study international relations and, of course, continue with Russian.

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Hello! My name is Benjamin and I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I am 18 years old, and currently a high school senior. As a high school student in America, I ran varsity cross country, wrestled, and played lacrosse. My passions for Russian language and travel have brought me here to Chisinau, Moldova for the 2017-2018 NSLI-Y Academic Year program. Click here to watch Ben's presentation.

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My name is Charlotte and I am from Washington, D.C. I'd only taken two summers-worth of Russian before moving to Moldova. While living in Chisinau, I have discovered a passion for sewing and have been taking sewing classes with a professional seamstress. So far, my most positive memories involve sitting around the dinner table with my host family discussing anything from news in Moldova to local traditions and customs. Next year, I will attend Lafayette College, where I plan on studying political science, economics, and Russian