NSLI For Youth
Eligibility: 15-18 years of age at start of program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Locations: Multiple countries across the world
Duration: 6 weeks
Price: $0(Merit Based Scholarships) Passport and medical examination fees are not covered
Application fee: $0
Description: 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 summer and academic year 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 formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.