NSLI FOR YOUTH: SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY LANGUAGE ABROAD
Program Dates: Summer 2013 and 2013-14 School Year
Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a US State Department funded program which provides American high school students with free opportunities to study less commonly taught critical languages in overseas academic settings. Full merit-based scholarships are available to study overseas for summer and academic year programs in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, and Turkish. This includes gap year programs. NSLI-Y scholars participate in intensive language classes, home stays, cultural experiences, and volunteer projects. These are EXCELLENT opportunities for students to get started on learning a critical language that will be extremely useful in their future college and career plans. Applicants must be US citizens, high school students with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and 15-18 years of age at the start of the program. Previous language study is not required.
NSLI for Youth only accepts on-line applications. To apply, go to http://www.nsliforyouth.org. For more information, refer to http://exchanges.state.gov/youth/programs/nsli.html, or contact American Councils at 1-866-790-2086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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