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NSLI-Y 2018 - 2019

FructusSumFructusSum Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
It's about time for a new thread, right? Applications opened up approx. 2 days ago for 2018-2019. How are you coming along with your applications, what language do you want to study, & where?

For those who don't know, they introduced a new trip to Indonesia for learning Bahasa Indonesia, if any of you are interested. But I believe it's only available during the summer.

http://www.nsliforyouth.org/how-to-apply/
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Replies to: NSLI-Y 2018 - 2019

  • Scrambled88Scrambled88 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    My daughter is a summer 2016 China alumni and is now applying for a gap year. This on top of getting out college applications... Agh! Things were much simpler back when I applied to school. So many essays! The NSLIY application is a good way to refine those college app skills. Everything is due Nov. 1! For all those parents out there, I feel your pain, and empathize with your children.
  • shakutonshakuton Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I finished my application today, but I'm waiting to submit until around October. I'm a senior applying for Korean Academic Year as my first choice and Korean summer as my second choice!
  • FructusSumFructusSum Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    shakuton Nice! You really finished that fast? Wow! You haven't got the teacher recommendation yet, though, right? I've filled out all the preliminary information & I got my Mother to do the parent statement (she hit it on the nose at EXACTLY 425 words, which was the limit, lol). I haven't even scratched the surface with the essays yet, however. I'm a Junior applying for Arabic summer. :)
  • shakutonshakuton Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I didn't do the teacher or teacher recommendations yet! My school year doesn't start until September so I'm just waiting for that. I already had my essays done, as I applied last year and got rejected. They don't change most of the prompts so I've been chipping away at them since last December lol. I really want to get in badly this year!
  • FructusSumFructusSum Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Oh, that makes sense. School started for me on August 8. I plan to ask my favorite Spanish teacher for a recommendation tomorrow & I also have to submit my transcript request to administration. Did you apply for the Korean academic year last year as well? Did you get to the interview stage? Also, since you've gone through this before, do you have any tips you could offer? Why do you think you got rejected? (Sorry for all the questions. It's my first time applying & I'm rather nervous. :/)
  • shakutonshakuton Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I applied for Korean summer last year. I'm going to send you a message, okay? I think that might be a better place for questions as I talk-- write?-- a lot. :)
  • seapchelseapchel Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited August 28
    I started my application yesterday; I'm a junior, and I'm thinking I'll probably apply with Russian summer as my first preference and then Chinese summer as my second (though I don't know whether it would be more beneficial to do it vice versa?). Honestly, I don't know where to place myself because I didn't apply last year since I had learned of the program too late, but who knows!! I'm honestly still digging around looking for other programs similar to NSLI-Y that I could also apply to.
  • citytraveler27citytraveler27 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I'm also a Junior and I'm applying to Turkish summer/year. This is my first year applying and I really hope I have a decent shot, although I do have two more attempts after this if I don't get in because of my late birthday. I started my app but I'm about halfway through, don't know how anyone finished it in two days if that's even possible lol.
  • thorongilthorongil Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Does anyone know which cities participants will stay in during China Summer?
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 4,589 Senior Member
    @thorongil my son was NSLI-Y China this year and went to Xiamen
  • davidyekwonkimdavidyekwonkim Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    Does anyone know how NSLI-Y determines what city you'll go to? Is it based on prior language knowledge or something else?
  • shakutonshakuton Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    From what I've heard, they group more people with the same level of understanding of the language together.
  • gmwilsongmwilson Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    My first choice is Russian summer and my second choice is Russian school year.
  • haylierhaylier Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I just started my application! I'll be applying for Chinese Academic year, still undecided on my #2 choice; I was thinking Arabic or Russian Academic year.
  • haylierhaylier Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Any other seniors applying for a gap year? I'll be attempting YES Abroad, CBYX, and ExCEL too.
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