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  1. Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking: Exchange Builds Confidence

    Prior to the academic year Aaron spent in Russia as a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) participant, he had only given a few speeches to an audience – in English. A native of Portland, ME, Aaron never imagined that during his year abroad he would speak in Russian to an audience of World War II veterans.

  2. The Language of Dance

    Alana has studied ballet for thirteen years and hopes to become a professional ballet dancer. At an audition for an intensive summer ballet program, she heard about the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program implemented by the Russian American Foundation (RAF). This program combines Russian language instruction, cultural immersion, and ballet training with Master Teachers of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

  3. Fulbright U.S. Student Connects With At-Risk Youth in Rio de Janeiro Through Boxing

    In Rio de Janeiro, Nicholas studied Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Catholica Do Rio De Janerio (PUC-Río) during the day and spent his evenings at the gym, volunteering with children, learning and experiencing the different cultures in Brazil from the classrooms to the inner city.

  4. We are the Future. We are Fulbright Pakistan.

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    Fulbright participants talk about the Fulbright Pakistan Re-entry and Social Entrepreneurship Seminar.

  5. Learn Arabic in Morocco!

    Kalyn and Nathan hanging out with their fellow students and friends in Morocco

    Kalyn and Nathan, National Security Language Initiative for Youth students in Marrakech, Morocco, describe how their experiences learning Arabic in the classroom, speaking with locals in the country's native language, and making personal connections with the people they meet have positively impacted and enriched their lives.

  6. Top 5 Ways for High School Educators to Promote Study Abroad

    Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad, and very few of these students are in high school. Yet, studying abroad early builds global competencies such as language and cross-cultural skills, maturity, and clarity about one's post-secondary education and career. Learn how to help high school students achieve their dreams of studying abroad.

  7. American Alumni Offer Warm Boston Welcome to International Visitors

    More than a dozen American alumni of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs greeted a group of visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on the last stop of their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).