Feds offer American high school students scholarships for foreign study

Four U.S. Department of State programs offer scholarships for American high school students to study abroad.

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth offers merit-based scholarships to for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. Applications for summer 2012 and academic year 2012-2013 programs are due Nov. 3. See www.nsliforyouth.org.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program offers scholarships to spend a semester or an academic year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Thailand, and Turkey. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2012. See www.yesprograms.org/yesabroad.

In the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Scholarships are available for academic year 2012-2013. Prior German language skills are not required. See www.usagermanyscholarship.org.

The American Youth Leadership Program allows American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. See 1.usa.gov/nXdWWQ.

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