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.
Click on a language below to see stories and media related to a specific NSLI-Y program language:
Displaying Chinese (Mandarin) stories from .
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.
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 Profile: Andy (Chinese)
Andy's participation in the 2015 NSLI-Y Chinese Summer program transformed his life.
NSLI-Y VSI 2020 Reflection
Madeleine is from Kunkletown, PA and an alumna of the Chinese 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. The NSLI-Y virtual summer program experience is an experience I will never forget. Not only did I increase my knowledge of the Chinese language...
Advice from an Alumna
Evangelista is from Marietta, GA and an alumna of the 2012 Chinese Summer program in Suzhou, China. She also served as a Resident Director for the 2019 Chinese Summer program in Xiamen, China. Dear Future NSLI-Y Students, Congratulations on embarking on this new adventure! Seeing all of you get excited about this program makes me so happy and brings back a lot of fond memories.
Tasmin is from Huntington Beach, CA and an alumna of the Chinese 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. Last summer, I was fortunate enough to participate in the NSLI-Y Mandarin Virtual Summer Intensive. Our classes were conducted online, with a small group of NSLI-Y students...