By Jane Miller '20
Over the summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study Arabic in Jordan through a state department program called NSLI-Y.
Through living with a host family and attending an Arabic school, I was able to get a first hand look into daily life in the Middle East. It wasn't all work though-weekends were spent traveling to different places around Jordan such as Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. Not only was it a great educational and cultural experience, I also got to meet kids from all across America who have become some of my best friends.
If you've ever had an interest in learning a language not taught at Viz, or if this program sounds like something you'd enjoy, now is your chance!
NSLI-Y offers summer immersion scholarship programs in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish. Programs are 6-8 weeks long and include a host family stay, along with a variety of cultural excursions. Applications are due on October 30th!
Visit https://www.nsliforyouth.org/ for more information.