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Results are Tagged with "Language Studies"

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).

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.

Arabic Program Expands Dental Career Dream

Shadowing a Moroccan dentist showed me that so many more people in the world need dental help.

Chinese Hospital Stay Inspires Children’s Story

Erik never expected that his stay in a local hospital would inspire him to write and illustrate a children's book.

A Parent's Perspective on Exchange

“Some questions get answered ahead of time – some don’t,” explains Doug. “It takes a good degree of trust and sense of adventure to allow this whole thing to happen in the first place.”

A Father Sends His High-Schooler Abroad for First Time

The opportunity to experience another culture firsthand, by living with a native family is a chance of a lifetime.

Samantha Faces her Fears and Masters a New Language

Samantha never imagined she would one day be conversing comfortably in Turkish with a group of friends in Turkey. But that's exactly what happened during her academic year abroad as part of the NSLI-Y program.

NSLI-Y Summer Language Program

National Security Language Initiative for Youth: Critical Languages

Established in 2006, the National Security Languages Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) promotes the study of critically needed languages by sending American high school students overseas for intensive language study.

Teachable Moments

A photo from the collection of Vivian Leskes, an American English professor and English Language Specialist who taught English in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Russian Federation.

Vivian Leskes, an American English professor, talks about her experiences as an English Language Specialist in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Russian Federation.

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