Skip to content Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

<br>Scholarships to study <br> abroad: NSLI-Y<br><br>

NSLI for Youth

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth, NSLI-Y, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.   NSLI-Y 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, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.

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 seven 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 required, and language learners of all levels are encouraged to apply.  Students with disabilities are also welcome to apply. Please visit the Bureau's webpage for more information about NSLI-Y:

The application deadline for 2014-15 programs is November 5, 2013.

We’d like to ask for your help in spreading the word about NSLI-Y.  If you are interested in receiving NSLI-Y brochures, please contact:

Loren Kupferschmid

American Councils

Senior Program Specialist, NSLI for Youth
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
202 833 7522 ●


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030;; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.