Congratulations to RAF's 2020 Virtual NSLI-Y & BBASI participants, representing numerous regions of the United States and countries around the world, for a successful summer of Russian language, culture studies, and acclaimed ballet training! RAF thanks its long-term partners; the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, American Councils for International Education, and Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet Academy for collaboration to provide impactful and valuable virtual programs, free of charge, to our families.  

About the NSLI for YOUTH

The NSLI for YOUTH (NSLI-Y), a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. NSLI-Y prepares youth to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that our young generations have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in language learning.

RAF’s NSLI-Y programs combine RAF’s mission of promoting a non-partisan bilateral dialogue and the goals of the NSLI for YOUTH program, as relating to Russia:

  • To improve the ability of Americans to engage with the people of Russian-speaking countries through shared language

  • To empower American youth with advanced linguistic skills and related cultural understanding so that they able to  advance international dialogue and compete effectively in the global economy

  • To spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures among American youth

For questions please contact:

NSLI-Y Director - Jade Direnfeld

212 687 6118 x 201

jdirenfeld@russianamericanfoundation.org

Congratulations to the 2020 NSLI-Y VSI Finalists!

 
  • Julianna Aguja, MA

  • Alexandra Baron, MI

  • Kevin Bernabe, IL

  • Rachel Bina, PA

  • Abigail Blackburn, MO

  • Nicolas Casey, NY

  • Diana Chu, NY 

  • Tyler Duchynski, CA 

  • Douglas Dyer, FL

  • George Dyer, FL 

  • Noah, Frazier, AZ

  • Dylan Gunn, NY

  • Cailin Holajter, KY 

  • Tyler Huang, CA

  • Tatum Huber, CA

  • Sana Lee, NY

  • David Mock, IL

  • Daria Nastasia, MO

  • Sawyer Niehaus, NY 

  • Aika Noguchi,  IN

  • James O'Reilly, UT

  • Audrey Ostoyich, MD

  • Annika Petrikin, KS

  • Lydia Pigott, TX

  • Milo Powell, OK

  • Sophie Rice, KS

  • Isabella Romine, NC 

  • Nora Rosario, DC

  • Hannah Scalzo, CA

  • Saffron Schleusner, IA

  • Pratik Shah, AZ

  • Savannah Sherman, WA

  • Katrianna Smith, CA

  • Ryan Stone, CA

  • Kennedy Streuer, LA

  • Zonya Tanada, WA

  • Eleanor Ward, NE

  • Abby Zhang, MI

  • Emma Zhou, TX

NSLI for YOUTH programs in Moscow

NSLI-Y

Russian Language & Culture

7/6 - 8/7/2020

RAF's NSLI-Y Russian Language & Culture aims to enable high achieving American students to engage in am educational, cultural, and pre-professional experience learning Russian language and immersing in Russian culture during a 6-week merit-based full scholarship program in Moscow.

NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Russian American Foundation in Moscow, Russia in collaboration with local independent entities in Russia and U.S. Program implementation is subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NSLI-Y Russian Language & Culture

RAF & Bolshoi Way

7/6- 8/7/2020

NSLI-Y Russian Language & Culture RAF & Bolshoi Way provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to acquire Russian language skills, cultural competency and ballet training in renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy during a 6-week program in Moscow. 

* Listed programs in the United States are a partnership between New York based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). The Programs are operated by RAF, based on a ballet curriculum designed by the Academy and taught by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, RAF has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not formally affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 

* NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Russian American Foundation in Moscow, Russia in collaboration with local independent entities in Russia and U.S. Program implementation is subject to available funding of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Program details, including featured appearances, are subject to change.

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