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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a NSLI-Y Alumnus Home from Latvia

Delaware high school senior David has been learning languages formally since middle school. With career aspirations in diplomacy or international business, he was awarded a scholarship to study Russian and live with a host family over the summer! Learn more about his experience.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Student of Hindi

California high school student Veer speaks Hindi and English with his family. In this interview, hear his advice to fellow learners and some reflections on his own language journey.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Music Industry Professional Learning Japanese & ASL

California student Joshua is earning his university degree abroad at Yamanashi Gakuin University International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) in Japan. Hear his advice on the power of immersing yourself in your target language!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Chef Learning Mandarin

Chef Dante is also a student learning Mandarin Chinese at East Los Angeles Community College. Learn about how language and cooking come together through his story!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

My First Experience Teaching Arabic

Cody is preparing for a future career as a language educator. In this post, hear reflections from his first teaching experience at the front of the classroom, including favorite moments and how this role reaffirmed his dream to teach.

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

5 Questions for a Future Spanish Educator

Loyola University Maryland student Patrick is double majoring in Spanish and Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness. Learn about some of the places his language skills have taken him so far and what motivates him to want to become an educator in the future!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews,
    • Future Educator Stories

5 Questions for an Ohio Student of Arabic

The Ohio State University student Isabella is an aspiring diplomat and learner of Arabic. Read about her journey with Arabic and why she chose this language!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Future Entrepreneur Learning Mandarin

After studying Mandarin Chinese for years, University of Memphis graduate Carly is looking to start a business to help others in their language journeys. Learn about her experiences studying and working abroad in China!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Language Learner on Embracing the Journey

A high school senior from Massachusetts who grew up speaking four languages, Hasnain is no stranger to language learning! Hear what's motivating this future neurosurgeon to learn French.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews