The NSLI-Y program languages include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. Listed below are all multimedia stories written, and shared by NSLI-Y students, alumni, partners, and supporters. These stories include all NSLI-Y program languages and are ordered chronologically from the most recent post.
Alumni and current students, join the conversation by submitting your own story.
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NSLI-Y Russian Summer With A Twist
Abby Herring is from Athens, Georgia and is an alumna of the Russian Summer 2020 and 2021 VSI programs.
The NSLI-Y Host Family Connection Collaboration
Halden is from Pinehurst, NC and participated in the China Summer 2018 and Taiwan AY 2020-2021 programs.
A Virtual Trip to Shanghai
Gabe is from Ypsilanti, MI and is an alum of the 2021 Chinese (Mandarin) virtual summer program based in Shanghai.
NSLI-Y Alumni Spotlight: Christa
Christa (she/her) is from Virginia Beach, VA and an alumna of the 2016 Hindi Summer program in Pune, India. She has her B.A. in Global Affairs with a concentration in Middle East Studies.
Gap Year, Again
Stacy is an alumna of the NSLI-Y Chinese 2018-2019 Academic Year program in Beijing, China. [Written in October 2020] I’m on a plane…again. On a gap year, again. About to live in a Mandarin-speaking country for over half an academic year, again.
NSLI-Y Alumni Spotlight: Justin (Chinese)
NSLI-Y Alumni Profile of Justin, who studied Chinese (Mandarin) in the summer 2017 program in Nanjing, China.
NSLI-Y Alumni Spotlight: Taylor (Hindi)
NSLI-Y Alumni Profile of Taylor, who studied Hindi in the summer 2012 program in Pune, India and the Academic Year 2013-14 program in Noida, India.