Summer Programs for learning Chinese
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. This is a highly selective program but rewarding. If you are interested, please look at their website http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ for more information. Feel free to talk to me or any of our students who went to China by this program. Remember the deadline for application is in September and you will need two teachers' recommendation letters.STARTALK is the newest of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) announced by former President Bush in January of 2006. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education. The summer program in Seattle will be at Seattle Univeristy.