NSLI-Y summer programs will be offered in all eight NSLI-Y languages. Academic year programs will be offered in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish.
Previous language study is not required. Students at all levels of language ability are invited to apply.
Click on the links below to learn more about programs for each language and duration:
|Arabic||Chinese (mandarin)||Hindi||Indonesian||Korean||Persian (Tajiki)||Russian||Turkish|
|Summer||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
|Academic Year||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||N/A||Learn More||N/A||Learn More||N/A|
Age Eligibility Requirement
Use the dates below to identify which programs you are eligible for based on your age. For the 2023-2024 programs, your birth date must fall between the dates indicated by the chart for each language and duration:
Summer Program – Birthdate: July 10, 2004 – June 10, 2008
Academic Year Program – Birthdate: August 30, 2004 – June 30, 2008
Note: Applicants may indicate up to two language and program duration preferences on the NSLI-Y application. If selected, finalists are assigned to a language program and program site. Finalists will be informed of the assigned language and location at the time of scholarship notification. Applicants may not request a specific city or country, nor transfer to another city or country if selected.