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2 New Exchange Opportunities for Students

Posted on September 16, 2019

Afghan refugees in Iran.
Three young men, Afghan refugees in Iran. By EU/ECHO Pierre Prakash, 2013.

Know any young adults interested in meeting their global peers? We have two new opportunities to share, courtesy of our friends at NCteachmideast:

  1. Virtual Exchange NaTakallam partners with schools to bring real-life conversations, language learning, and cultural exchange to the classroom. Students work with Conversation Partners (CPs) -- all of them individuals who have fled war zones -- improving their speaking skills and learning about their partner’s culture and story. Scholarships available! Contact [email protected] or sign up today.

  2. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a U.S. government-sponsored study-abroad program aiming "to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures." Languages offered include Mandarin, Arabic, Persian, and Russian -- all of which also appear on this website! To learn more, visit or go directly to the 2020-2021 application. (Ignore the note saying the application is closed -- it refers to 2019-2020.) 

For more exchange opportunities, visit our blog post 9 Virtual Exchanges to Take Your Classroom Global

To sign up for NCteachmideast's informative updates, just write to Emma Harver at [email protected].