Alumni Achievements

NSLI-Y alumni have reported significant success in their academic, professional, and community service pursuits post-program.

Alumni have reported attending a variety of U.S. universities including:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Macalester College
  • Princeton University
  • New York University (including Abu Dhabi and Shanghai campuses)
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Portland
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Utah
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Vassar College
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University 

NSLI-Y Alumni have received a variety of scholarships and fellowships including:

  • American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship
  • David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Center for Arabic Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Coca Cola Foundation Scholarship
  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
  • Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship & Teaching Assistantship
  • U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship
  • Project GO Scholarship
  • Posse Foundation Scholarship
  • Ron Brown Scholarship
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Charles Rangel Summer Enrichment Scholarship and Fellowship
  • Thomas L. Pickering Fellowship
  • Rhodes Scholarship 
  • Hopkins-Nanjing Center U.S.-China Exchange Scholarship

Alumni reported employment, internships, and/or service at locations including the following:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Asia Foundation
  • Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • City Year (various locations)
  • Deloitte
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Foreign Policy Magazine
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • HSBC
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • International Organization for Migration
  • Institute of International Education
  • Institute for the Study of War
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • NATO
  • NBC Universal
  • Netflix
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Permanent Mission of the U.S. to the United Nations
  • Public, private and charter high schools and universities (various locations)
  • PwC
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
  • University hospitals (various locations)
  • Local and state governments (various locations)
  • U.S. Government agencies including:
    • Intelligence Community
    • Peace Corps
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • U.S. House of Representatives
    • U.S. Department of Education
    • U.S. Department of Energy
    • U.S. Department of State  
    • U.S. Department of Defense including:
      • U.S. Air Force
      • U.S. Army
      • U.S. Marine Corps
      • Middle East Center at Marine Corps University
  • Whirlpool
  • World Learning
  • Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution

Some of the community service activities NSLI-Y alumni have engaged in include:

  • Offering translation services to refugees and recent immigrants in the U.S.
  • Teaching NSLI-Y target languages and cultures to elementary and middle school students in the U.S.
  • Promoting study abroad and language opportunities to youth typically under-represented in study abroad


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