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Typical Day

NSLI-Y experiences vary across program sites and from year to year.

In general, NSLI-Y summer programs are quite structured. During the summer, participants typically have breakfast with their host families or in their group housing, commute to their local host institution, and attend language class for 3 to 4 hours each morning. After morning language classes, participants have lunch with peers, and spend afternoon hours attending language classes, conversing with language partners, participating in cultural activities or community service, and/or completing assignments or projects. In the evening, participants often spend time with their host families and completing homework.  A typical weekday schedule would be:

7:00 AM – Breakfast with host family

8:00 AM – Begin commute to school

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Language class

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Language class

2:30 – 4:30 PM – Culture class, community service, or language partner session

5:00 PM – Commute to host family

6:30 PM – Dinner with host family

7:30 – 8:30 PM – Time for homework

Evening – Time with host family

The daily experience of academic year participants varies greatly from one program to another. All academic year participants receive at least 10 hours of formal language instruction per week at a local school or post-secondary institution and may take other academic or enrichment classes. Some programs place participants with host families for the full academic year, while others combine shorter host family stays with monitored dormitory or group housing arrangements. Participants often spend time working on semester and/or year-long projects. A typical weekday schedule might be: 

7:00 AM – Breakfast with host family

8:00 AM – Begin commute to school

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Language class and/or other host school classes 

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch

2:30 – 4:30 PM – Culture class, language partner session, or work on semester project

5:00 PM – Commute to host family

6:30 PM – Dinner with host family

7:30 – 8:30 PM – Time for homework

Evening – Time with host family

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