NSLI-Y is a program funded by the Department of State with the goal of preparing American Citizens to be able to contribute and act as leaders in the Global Community that we all live in. They accomplish their goal by sending criteria meeting high school students to various countries overseas to learn less commonly taught languages.

These languages include:

  • Korean
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Persian (Tajiki)
  • Hindi
  • Turkish
  • Indonesian (Bahasa)

NSLI-Y offers summer and academic year programs for all languages. (Except Persian and Indonesian are only available for the summer duration.)

The scholarship covers the cost of plane tickets, housing, schooling, and even offers stipends to the students to cover the cost of transportation in the country. (The only cost that NSLI-Y does not cover is the cost associated with obtaining a passport)

Follow the link to NSLI-Y’s official site for more information: NSLI-Y Website

I will be making informational posts about NSLI-Y as they become relevant. I will leave links below for the posts that I have written/ will write in the near future.

Application Tips: Here

Interview Tips: Here

Waiting Tips: Here

Interview Experience: Here

  • Academic Year Interview Experience: Here

Day In The Life:

  • Korea Summer Edition: Here
  • Korea Academic Year Edition: Here

Korean Language Class:

  • Korea Summer Edition (숙명여대): Here
  • Korea Academic Year Edition (이화여대): Here

Supporter Groups: Here

Cultural Classes:

  • Cooking – Here
  • Fan Dancing – Here
  • Taekwondo – Here
  • Traditional Music – Here

Preparation for Korea:

  • Summer Packing List – Here
  • Academic Year Packing List – Here

Adjustment back home: Here

Alumni Opportunities:

  • NSLI-Y Alumni Representative
  • NSLI-Y Outreach
  • PDO Alumni Leader
    • Korea Summer 2018 PDO (Seattle)
    • Korea Academic Year 2019-2020 PDO (New York)
      • Here

OPI: Here

Applicant (and alumni) Opportunities: