Success Stories

Alexi – New Hampshire

Korean, Academic Year 2015-16, South Korea
Alexi especially loved her host family experience with NSLI-Y. She participated in the 2015-16 Korean academic year program and has written several installments on her host family experience for NSLI-Y Interactive. More

Benjamin – California

Chinese, Summer 2014, China
"I am constantly building on my NSLI-Y summer in Suzhou, China experience, and it is awesome when I am able to give back to my community at the same time," says Ben, who participated in 2014. More

Cara – Maryland

Russian, Academic Year 2015-16, Moldova
Cara was a grand prize winner in the U.S. Department of State’s International Exchange Alumni 2016 U.S. Alumni Citizen Diplomacy Challenge. More

Deni – Massachusetts

Arabic, Summer 2016, Jordan
Deni’s experience speaking with Syrian refugees in Arabic while participating on NSLI-Y in Jordan during the summer of 2016 had a major impact on him. More

Elise - Georgia

Arabic, Summer 2015, Morocco
NSLI-Y gave Elise first-hand knowledge of the Arab world and Islam, and since participating in the summer of 2015, she has been busy spreading this knowledge and awareness to those in her GA community and beyond. More

Jack – Idaho

Persian (Tajiki), Summer 2016, Tajikistan
Jack had a love of cultures and languages instilled in him at a young age. His father’s military service took their family to Austria, Belgium and Germany. More

Kevin – North Carolina

Arabic, Summer 2009, Egypt
Kevin developed a passion for Arabic when he was 13 years old and later found NSLI-Y. Through his NSLI-Y experience, he studied in Egypt and became immersed in the Arabic language. More

Mayesha – Indiana

Persian (Tajiki), Summer 2016, Tajikistan
Mayesha currently attends Georgetown University and serves as a NSLI-Y Alumni Representative for the Greater Washington, DC area. More



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