National Security Language Initiative for Youth • www.nsliforyouth.org • Worldwide • Study Language • Summer, Semester, Year • $1500
Unique language immersion programs available in China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and other countries around the world.
If you like languages, be sure you look at NSLI-Y. It’s a fully funded U.S. government program that trains young people to speak other languages. Their website says: “The US Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth provides full scholarships for eligible high school students to learn a new language, attend a new school, understand a new culture, create a new life with a host family, host community and international friends and colleagues for a summer, semester or school year.
What do speakers of Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, and Turkish have in common? They are all actively sought by universities, government agencies and the business sector for their skills, experience, and knowledge. If you love languages and learning about new cultures, imagine receiving a scholarship to study for a year, a semester, or a summer in another country. Over 600 scholarships are available to US Citizens, 15–18 years of age at the start of your NSLI-Y program, enrolled in high school at time of application, 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Previous language study is not a requirement and all levels of language ability are encouraged to apply. Students are responsible for obtaining a U.S. passport, required medical examinations and immunizations, and extra pocket money while on the program.