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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From Tears to Turmeric: My NSLI-Y VSI Journey
Tania is from New York, NY and an alumna of the Arabic 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. With my fingers stained orange with turmeric, I lifted my computer and pointed the screen to a pot of boiling carrots, sweet potatoes and tofu. “Does this look okay, Ustatha Raja, should I add more water?” I asked.
Arabic Alumna Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
Hattie Seten, an alumna of the 2016-17 Arabic Academic Year program, was announced as one of just 32 American 2021 Rhodes Scholars. Next year, Hattie will join students from all over the world to study at the University of Oxford.
A Mutual Understanding Between Language Learners
Sabine is from Austin, TX and an alumna of the Arabic 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. Before beginning Arabic with NSLIY, I started volunteering as an English tutor for Raneem, a Palestinian refugee living in Jordan. I was excited to meet someone in Jordan...
Connections that Transcend Proximity
Lara-Nour is from Evanston, IL and an alumna of the Arabic 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. I could almost smell the mint tea through the screen. Steam billowed from the glass cup my teacher Soukayna was holding as she explained how to prepare the perfect Moroccan tea...
Mikaela (was) in Morocco: A NSLI-Y Arabic Reflection
Mikaela is from Bradenton, FL and an alumna of the Arabic 2019 Summer program in Rabat, Morocco. My NSLI-Y notification couldn’t have come at a better...
Morocco through Microsoft
Xenia is from Carlisle, PA and an alumna of the Arabic 2020 Virtual Summer Intensive program. I was recently in a meeting with the president of my college and ...
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.