My Arabic NSLI-Y Summer: virtual Moroccan immersion, new relationships, frustration, and success in the Arabic language

Reloading my laptop in late April with my stomach knotted in nerves, I anxiously awaited the NSLI-Y scholarship results. I had applied in October, and since then, almost every waking thought was consumed by the NSLI-Y scholarship result. Then in April, an NSLI-Y applicant group chat buzzed my phone - results were out! I clicked … Continue reading My Arabic NSLI-Y Summer: virtual Moroccan immersion, new relationships, frustration, and success in the Arabic language

How I received a Scholarship from NSLI-Y: Essay, Interview and Application Advice

While I was going through the NSLI-Y application last fall, I read dozens of blog posts and watched countless You-Tube videos stock-piled with advice. Now that I’ve received the NSLI-Y scholarship as an Arabic finalist (cue excitement), it’s time to make my own and hopefully help any applicants applying in 2021-22!  What is the NSLI-Y … Continue reading How I received a Scholarship from NSLI-Y: Essay, Interview and Application Advice