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   NSLI for Youth Scholarship Application deadline - November 2
 From: Emily Henry
 To: Language Educators
 Posted: 10-14-2017 15:25
 Message: NSLI-Y logo color

The 2018-19 NSLI for Youth application is now available!

Deadline: November 2, 2017 (4 PM ET)

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible U.S. high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.  Programs are available for Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program was launched in 2006 to promote critical language learning among American youth. The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, awards and administers merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in immersion programs in locations where the eight NSLI-Y languages are spoken. NSLI-Y immerses participants 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. Previous language study is not requiredand language learners of all levels are encouraged to apply

For more information, please visit If you have any questions, please contact

NSLI for Youth

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036






Emily Matts Henry
Program Manager, NSLI-Y

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