The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.
NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in language learning.
NSLI-Y programs offer intensive language immersion in a variety of locations around the world. Beginners are welcome to apply for any of the target languages.
Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Persian (Tajiki)
Programs may take place in the following locations:
- Other locations
around the world
If you have a passion for learning languages and want to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, this program may be for you!
The application deadline for 2016-17 programs is October 29, 2015 at 4 PM EST. Details about the 2016-17 application timeline can be found on the How to Apply tab.
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