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

Hindi Summer Program

The Hindi summer program provides instruction on all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – but will focus on speaking and listening. Upon completion of the program, students will be familiar with the Devanagari alphabet and have an understanding of Hindi grammar and the different dialects of Hindi. The program will employ carefully designed learning activities to highlight the rich culture of India, including Indian crafts, music, and dance, not to mention yoga and Bollywood!

Program Location: India
Program Dates: Summer programs last six to seven weeks and typically start in mid-June to early July and end in early to mid-August.
Accommodations: Host families

Why Hindi? “South Asia is home to more nongovernmental organizations than any other region in the world. A mastery of Hindi-Urdu is essential for everyday work in many of these organizations.” Read More.

Good to know: Hindi is the 4th most widely-spoken language in the world! Today, Hindi is spoken in countries outside of India, including Nepal, Fiji, Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana.

Pre- and Post-Program Expectations

All participants will be required to participate in pre-program language learning programs, as guided by their implementing organization. All participants will be required to complete a pre-program survey, pre-program language assessments (except for those with no prior target language exposure), and several post-program surveys and language tests.

Find more information on India on the U.S. Embassy site.

Explore multimedia stories about NSLI-Y Hindi summer program on NSLI-Y Interactive.