On April 6, 2021, NSLI-Y Interactive hosted the virtual event Personal Projects on the NSLI-Y Korean Program.

NSLI-Y Interactive hosted a panel of four NSLI-Y Korean Academic Year and Summer students and alumni who presented on personal research projects they did during their time on the NSLI-Y program. Panelists shared about how their personal project work enhanced their language learning, deepened their cultural knowledge, and fostered their intellectual curiosity about their host country. NSLI-Y students and alumni facilitated discussions about how engaging in personal projects enriched their NSLI-Y experience. The panelists' presentations were followed by a Q&A session.

Meet the speakers:

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Lucas is a current NSLI-Y 2020-2021 Korean academic year student and an alum of NSLI-Y's 2019 Korean summer program. He plans on attending university in the fall and hopes to work in South Korea in the fields of television and broadcasting in the future.

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Zach is an alumnus of both the NSLI-Y 2018 Korean summer program and the 2019-2020 Korean academic year program. He is a freshman studying economics and mathematics at Tulane University. He plans on formally continuing his language studies through college study abroad programs and enjoys spending time hiking and cycling.

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Emma is an alumna of the NSLI-Y 2016 Korean summer and 2018-2019 Korean academic year programs. Currently a sophomore at Columbia University with the intention of double majoring in Political Science and East Asian Studies, her participation in NSLI-Y fostered a passion for language learning and an appreciation of being inquisitive which she hopes will continue to lend themselves to her future endeavors domestically and abroad.

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Poppy is an alumnus of the 2019-2020 Korean Academic Year program in Seoul, South Korea. Next fall, he will be a freshman at York University, majoring in Biomedical Science and Linguistics with a minor in Korean. Poppy is passionate about language learning and plans to use these skills to become a medical translator and interpreter in the future.