Your Name and Title: Curtis Young, Grant Programs Coordinator
School or Organization Name: iEARN-USA
Co-Presenter Name(s): Jake Sidransky (Stuyvesant High School)
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA, Morocco and China
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Students and Teachers
Short Session Description (one line): Student presentation on the value of global education.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Students who traveled abroad to learn languages will share their experience and discuss the value of global education. They will specifically discuss The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) which provides full-scholarships for high school students to study languages abroad for summer or academic year programs. The students have a choice between seven critical need languages that are traditionally not taught in the United States including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Turkish and Persian. iEARN-USA administers the NSLI-Y Grant in Morocco, Egypt, Korea, China, Taiwan and India. The session will provide an opportunity for you and your students to see firsthand the value in educational exchanges and global collaboration projects.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www.nsliforyouth.org