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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program 2017/2018 for American Citizens.

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Application Deadline: October 27, 2016 (4 PM Eastern Time)

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

NSLI-Y programs offer intensive language immersion in a variety of locations around the world. Beginners are welcome to apply for any of the target languages.

Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages:

Programs may take place in the following locations:

  • China
  • Estonia
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Other locations
    around the world

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program 2017/2018

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