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NSLI-Y 2022-2023 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

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Applications are now open for the 2022-23 NSLI-Y summer and academic year programs!

The State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit-based scholarship for high school students to study a critical language abroad for a summer or an academic year. NSLI-Y offers programs for Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, Turkish, and Indonesian. Program participants are immersed in the language and culture of their host country, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Participants receive intensive language instruction, may live with a host family for all or part of the program, and participate in a variety of cultural activities. 

As a program partner, iEARN implements NSLI-Y programs in India, Morocco, South Korea, and Taiwan. Please join us and encourage current U.S. high school students (ages 15 to 18) to submit an application for the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world language and culture through the NSLI-Y program. 

Find more information and the application on the NSLI-Y program website. The deadline to apply for 2022-2023 summer and academic year programs is November 4.

To learn more about the program from a participant perspective, you may view alumni-produced stories, photos, and videos on the NSLI-Y Interactive Website.