Sep 15, 2015 2015-09-15
The US Department of State has announced scholarships for American high school students to study abroad. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical world languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in world languages and cultures. The Kennedy–Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. The Congress–Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German–American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. To receive printed brochures and/or posters about the State Department’s study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. To enjoy an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State–sponsored exchange student.
Deadlines: Visit each scholarship’s website for information about starting an application or registering to be notified when the application becomes available.