On Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, NSLI-Y Interactive will host our first virtual event of the academic year: "Daily Life on the NSLI-Y Summer Program" featuring alumni from this summer's Hindi, Indonesian, and Turkish programs.

To register for next week's virtual event, you can click on the following link: https://bit.ly/NSLI-Ysummer

Meet the speakers below!

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Daniel, Indonesian

Daniel is a high school senior from Charlotte, North Carolina who participated in the 2022 NSLI-Y Indonesian Summer program. An average rice enthusiast who enjoys learning other languages, immersing in other cultures, and bubblegum, some highlights from Daniel’s NSLI-Y program experience include: taking Indonesian classes with honestly some of the best teachers he's ever had, exploring Yogyakarta, interacting with locals with his cohort besties after class, and learning more about Indonesian culture through some of his program's cultural activities.

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Liam, Hindi

Liam is a freshman Linguistics and South-Asian Studies Major at UNC-Chapel Hill, who participated in the 2022 NSLI-Y Hindi Summer program. He enjoys studying languages both at school and his my free time, rollerblading, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and really loves singing (casually). A highlight from Liam’s NSLI-Y program experience was ​​one memory that has stuck with him, it's having woke up every morning with tea and biscuits waiting for him, hearing both English and Indian-language pop songs blasting from his host brother's room. He and his host brother made every day a concert, constantly singing along to all of each other's favorite songs; they would even recite the Hanuman Chalisa together, making for a good story at get-togethers.

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Smythe, Indonesian

Smythe is a college freshman from Asheville, North Carolina who participated in the 2022 NSLI-Y Indonesian Summer program. Some highlights from Smythe’s NSLI-Y program experience were using language skills that he learned in the classroom with everyone that he met on program. Additionally, afternoon cultural activities and time with my host family gave Smythe many memories well beyond his expectations!

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Sofiya, Turkish

Sofiya is a freshman at Northern Virginia Community College, and participated in the 2022 NSLI-Y Turkish summer program. A highlight from Sofiya’s NSLI-Y program was going to class every morning and trying to talk to the other students who were also attending the language school.