We are happy to spread the word on this exciting opportunity for study abroad from our friends at the State Department:

U.S. Department of State Announces
Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign 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, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.  Applications for summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 programs are due November 5, 2013.  Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.