National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Interactive hosted a virtual event on April 28, 2020, which connected U.S. exchange students who recently returned from Moldova with high school students learning Russian at the Friends School in Baltimore, USA.

The NSLI-Y Russian Academic Year students shared their experiences abroad and the insights they had into the culture and language with their peers in the U.S. through their photos, videos and presentations partially in Russian. Students participating in this event practiced their Russian listening and speaking skills through interacting with their peers who spent the better part of a year studying Russian in Moldova. The event covered various specific aspects of life in Moldova such as living with a host family, studying at a Moldovan school, community service, and finding opportunities to immerse oneself in Moldovan culture.

Watch the virtual event recording above!