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Languages and Programs
NSLI-Y summer programs are expected to be offered in all seven NSLI-Y languages. Academic year programs are expected to be offered in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish.
Due to recent events in Turkey, the 2016-17 NSLI-Y Turkish programs were suspended. However, in coordination with the Department of State, we will monitor the security climate over the next year and hope to resume the NSLI-Y programs in Turkey or another location in 2017-18 if conditions permit.
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Age-range Eligibility Requirement
Use the colors and dates on the chart below to identify which programs you are eligible for based on your age. Your birth date must fall between the dates indicated by the color in the chart above for each language and duration:
|Birthdate: July 10, 1998 - June 10, 2002|
|Birthdate: September 20, 1998 - June 30, 2002|
Note: Applicants indicate language and program duration preferences on the NSLI-Y application. Participants are assigned to particular programs and locations after the selection process is completed; preferences for particular locations or programs are not guaranteed.
Summer programs last six to eight weeks and typically run from mid to late June until late July or August. All students will be enrolled in language classes and will receive at least 120 hours of classroom language instruction during the program. Students will participate in a variety of cultural activities designed to enhance their language skills. Most programs include opportunities for community service.
Academic year programs offer a unique eight to ten month language immersion experience. Students receive at least ten hours of intensive language instruction per week. Students also participate in classes and activities at local educational institutions in the host location. There will be opportunities for cultural and volunteer activities throughout the school year.
Please note that programs, host locations, and schedules are subject to change.