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Apply for a Foreign Exchange Scholarship: Applications for NSLI-Y and YES Abroad are Now Open!

Meike Faber
Program Assistant
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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program is a merit-based scholarship for high school students to study a foreign language abroad for a summer or an academic-year. NSLI-Y programs begin in Summer 2020 for Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish languages. Each scholarship covers expenses for program fees, including pre-departure and arrival orientations, secondary health insurance, and ensure careful placement with host families. Participants immerse themselves in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

As a program partner, iEARN administers language programs in India, Korea, Morocco, and Taiwan. Please join us and encourage current American high school students (ages 15 to 18) to submit an application for a chance to experience a new language and culture through the NSLI-Y program.

The application and more information is available at www.nsliforyouth.org. The deadline for 2020-2021 NSLI-Y programs is October 30, 2019 at 4PM Eastern Time.

Yes Abroad

The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides American high school students with scholarships to study abroad in countries with significant Muslim populations. Each scholarship covers expenses for program fees, including pre-departure and arrival orientations in Washington DC, secondary health insurance, and ensure careful placement with host families. 

YES Abroad scholars in 2020-2021 will be placed in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand or Turkey. YES Abroad scholars live with host families, attend local high schools, participate in enrichment activities, acquire leadership skills, and help educate others about American culture while learning about their host country’s culture.

The application and more information is available at www.yes-abroad.org. Applications for 2020-2021 close on December 3, 2019 at 11:59PM ET.