For those interested:
Program Application: nsliforyouth.org
Facebook group for applicants: Log In | Facebook
Exchanges Connect, connect with fellow applicants and alumni: connect.state.gov/groups/nsliy
Feel free to PM me questions about the Russian Summer program as well as any general NSLI-Y Questions
finally a note regarding the application:
"NSLI-Y APPLICATION UPDATE: The 2013-14 NSLI-Y application will be unavailable for technical maintenance on Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 - 11:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Be sure to log-out of the application and save your work before 10:00 PM EST. The application should be available after 11:30 PM EST on Sunday."