Romic Aevaz of Clements High School wins Department of State NSLI-Y Scholarship
This summer, Romic Aevaz of Clements High School will visit India to study Hindi as the recipient of a 2013-2014 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of State. The NSLI-Y program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.
The program offers overseas study opportunities in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. Romic is enrolled in the Global Studies Academy at Clements, and during his summer study trip he will serve as a citizen diplomat while developing the skills necessary to be a leader in the global community.
The goals of the program include sparking a life-long interest in foreign languages and cultures, developing a corps of young Americans with the skills necessary to advance international dialogue in the private, academic or government sectors, and building upon the foundations developed through person-to-person relationships while abroad.
Romic’s scholarship covers all program costs; including domestic and international travel, tuition and related academic preparation, language testing, educational and cultural activities focused on language learning, orientation, meals, and accommodations (usually with a host family).
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