NSLI-Y summer programs will be offered in all eight NSLI-Y languages. Academic year programs will be offered in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Russian, and Turkish.

Previous language study is not required. Students at all levels of language ability are invited to apply.

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Age Eligibility Requirement

Use the dates below to identify which programs you are eligible for based on your age. For the 2024-2025 programs, your birth date must fall between the dates indicated by the chart for each language and duration:

Summer Program – Birthdate: July 10, 2005 – June 10, 2009
Academic Year Program – Birthdate: August 30, 2005 – June 30, 2009

Applicants may indicate up to two language and program duration preferences on the NSLI-Y application but may not request a specific city or country. If selected, finalists are assigned to a language program and a program site, which will be indicated in the scholarship notification. Finalists may not transfer to another city or country if selected.