Adam, a current NSLI-Y student in Moldova, was recently recognized as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ American Abroad Student of the Month for January 2018. Congratulations, Adam!

From New York and a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, Adam is currently studying in Chisinau, Moldova. While excelling in his NSLI-Y Russian coursework at Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University, Adam has also immersed himself in extracurricular and volunteer activities in Chisinau. Since November, Adam has been volunteering as a leader of the Haverim youth English club. In this role, he has already volunteered for more than twenty hours, preparing and leading conversations on travel, literature, and pop culture. Though he is leading a local English club, Adam speaks with his fellow group leaders in Russian while discussing conversation ideas, preparing materials, and translating words and phrases for participants.

adam gathering at a table with peers

Click here to read the full announcement on the U.S. Department of State website.

In February 2018, Adam participated in a NSLI-Y Virtual Event, presenting on "Developing Leadership Skills in Moldova." Click here to watch Adam's presentation (starting around 2:06).

To read about previous American Abroad Students of the Month, click here.