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:
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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.
Two Alums Awarded the 2021 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship
John Leake (Russian Summer 2014) and Mary Bohn (Korean Academic Year 2013-14) were recently awarded the 2021 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship. The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program...
Culture and Regional Security: From Kalinka to Kievan Rus’
Alexandra is from New York, NY and an alumna of the Russian 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. On the last day of NSLI-Y VSI, I gave a bilingual presentation about the history of the Russo-Georgian War and ethnopolitics in the Caucasus. I had entered five weeks prior with zero knowledge of Russian beyond...
NSLI-Y VSI Highlights: Students Virtually Connect and Network
NSLI-Y's Virtual Summer Intensive offered students the opportunity to connect and network with locals and guests of program countries.
NSLI-Y VSI Highlights: Students Virtually Participate in Cultural Activities
To ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) chose to...
Chocolate Chip Cookies in Chisinau: Making American Recipes for my Host Family
Elizabeth is from Bethany, CT and participated in the 2018-19 Russian AY program in Moldova. It was mid-January and I decided to make my host mother some Ameri...