National Security Language Initiative for Youth

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in academic-year overseas programs and 6-8 week summer programs. (Please note that BHSEC and the DOE do not count academic-year overseas immersion programs for credit).

Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, Turkish

Programs may take place in the following locations: China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, etc.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 15 and 19 at the start of the program.

The application deadline for 2020-21 programs is October 30, 2019 at 4 PM Eastern Time

To get more information and to apply, visit 

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