NSLI-Y alumni have many new opportunities and resources available to them. If you are interested in pursuing further language studies or a career involving international relations, your NSLI-Y experience will be a strong asset. Below, you will find information about networking, hosting, and language learning, as well as information about possible scholarship and career options.

Many alumni have gone on to participate in another U.S. government scholarship for language or cultural exchange including the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Boren Awards for International Study, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS), Fulbright Scholarship, Gilman Scholarship, The Language Flagship, Pickering Fellowship, STARTALK, and Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad.

NSLI-Y Alumni have interned and worked at various U.S. government agencies, local governments and in the private sector. See more examples here.

NSLI-Y alumni are encouraged to register for the NSLI-Y Alumni Association and join the NSLI-Y Alumni Facebook group to network, receive current information about events and career development opportunities, and engage in dialogue about national and regional alumni resources and activities.

NSLI-Y alumni will be invited to join the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) website, a State Department managed dynamic and interactive networking website for alumni of U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange programs. Membership to this exclusive online community grants access to:

  • Professional development resources and opportunities
  • Exclusive video webchats with VIPs
  • 20,000 online magazines and newspapers

Members can also:

  • Network with fellow alumni around the world
  • Recruit fellow alumni for projects and competitions
  • Find the latest research in your field
  • Develop plans for your alumni association, or find an association to join
  • Share your experience with a global audience
  • Read alumni success stories, perspectives, and ideas