About NSLI-Y: 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. NSLI-Y program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Togetherness By Sachin Sanjay

“While on the plane to India. I had somewhat of an idea of what Indore was going to be like as I had already been to a few other Indian cities before I knew that this was going be completely different experiences as my family wasn’t with me driving around Indore it reminded me of where I live Indore is not too big nor small but then the thing that impacted we the most was the “Indori culture”. The entire society is based on respecting each other, however, there was such a togetherness through informality between strangers. Within a few days, I already felt like I was a part of my host family, the school, and the Indore community. I had only gone to India before as a tourist, but now I learned and experienced how life in India was as a student and a part of the community.”