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NSLI-Y Alumni Association

The NSLI-Y Alumni Association invites past participants of NSLI-Y to engage with each other and build upon their enthusiasm for foreign languages and cultures. The association supports NSLI-Y alumni, from the program’s inception in 2006 through the present, by fostering a strong network and providing resources for continued development. The association is led by NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives who are responsible for engaging alumni in their respective regions across the United States in events and opportunities pertaining to continued language learning, professional development, networking, and community service. The association is intended to serve and support all NSLI-Y alumni.

NSLI-Y Alumni Association (Join here!)

  • Learn: Continue language learning and skills development
  • Grow: Explore careers and participate in professional development
  • Connect: Network with NSLI-Y and other Department of State-sponsored exchange alumni
  • Serve: Promote global understanding through community service and NSLI-Y outreach

Mission

The NSLI-Y Alumni Association strives to foster an alumni network by providing resources for continued language acquisition, professional development, and service to strengthen international dialogue and intercultural understanding.

Vision 

A vibrant, nation-wide NSLI-Y alumni-driven association that welcomes recent alumni; engages alumni through opportunities in language learning, professional development, alumni connections, and community service; and ensures professional and personal growth with the association over the long-term.

NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives

2016 NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives

The NSLI-Y Alumni Association is led by NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives who are responsible for engaging alumni in their respective regions across the United States in events and opportunities pertaining to “learn, grow, connect, and serve.” Since the association's inception, alumni have attended dozens of events organized by Alumni Representatives across the U.S., including guest speaker events, career panels, speed-networking, service projects, language scholarship roundtables, and association visioning sessions.

“My involvement in the NSLI-Y Alumni Association has connected me with people across the country with similar goals and aspirations, and to young networks that will continue to grow over time and become invaluable from a professional standpoint.” - Nathan, NSLI-Y Chinese Academic Year, 2011-12

2016 NSLI-Y Alumni Representatives 

  • Angela Avonce

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2015 – Deyang, China

    Region:

    Southeast - Orlando, FL

    Current School:

    Lake Nona High School

    Class year:

    2017
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  • Mayesha Zarin Awal

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Persian – Summer 2016 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Current School:

    Georgetown University

    Class year:

    2020

    Major:

    Biochemistry More
  • Jaime Cantwell

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2016 – Deyang, China

    Current School:

    Redmond High School

    Class year:

    2017 More
  • Alisa Chen

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2016 – Zhuhai, China

    Current Profession:

    Troy High School

    Class year:

    2017 More
  • Shanice Njeri Gitau

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2016 – Zhuhai, China

    Current School:

    Grapevine High School

    Class year:

    2018 More
  • Benjamin Guggenheim

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2014 – Suzhou, China

    Region:

    Virtual Engagement - San Francisco, CA

    Current School:

    Columbia University, New York, NY

    Major:

    Sustainable Development

    Class year:

    2017

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  • Elise Harwell

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Arabic – Summer 2015 – Rabat, Morocco

    Current School:

    Tucker High School

    Class year:

    2017 More
  • Deni Hoxha

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Arabic – Summer 2016 – Amman, Jordan

    Current School:

    South High Community School

    Class year:

    2017 More
  • Charlotte Isidore

    NSLI-Y Programs:

    Arabic – Summer 2016 – Rabat, Morocco

    Current School:

    Montclair High School

    Class year:

    2018 More
  • Nicole Jarmula

    NSLI-Y Programs:

    Russian – Summer 2016 – Moscow, Russia

    Current Profession:

    High School student

    Class year:

    2017

    Majors:

    As of now, the plan is to double major in Neuroscience and International Relations More
  • Sai-kit Jeremy Lee

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Korean – Summer 2015 – Seoul, South Korea

    Current School:

    The George Washington University

    Class year:

    2019

    Major:

    Asian Studies (BA) and Electrical Engineering (BS) More
  • Andy Nguyen

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2015 – Hangzhou, China

    Region:

    Mid-Atlantic - Philadelphia, PA

    School Name:

    University of Pennsylvania

    Class year:

    2020

    Majors:

    Science, Technology, and SocietyMore
  • James Noh

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Summer 2016 – Deyang, China

    Current School:

    Northwood High School

    Class year:

    2017

    Major:

    UndecidedMore
  • Ryan O’Malley

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Chinese – Fall Semester 2011 – Beijing, China

    Current School:

    Saint Louis University

    Major

    Health Management, Asian Studies

    Class year:

    2017 More
  • Emma Potts

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Korean – Summer 2016 – Seoul, South Korea

    Current School:

    Lemont High School

    Class year:

    2018 More
  • Elizabeth Ray

    NSLI-Y Program:

    Arabic – Summer 2013 – Rabat, Morocco

    Current School:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Major

    Peace, War and Defense

    Class year:

    2019 More