Rising senior William Gore will study Arabic in Morocco this summer through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
William, selected as part of a competitive process that included over 3,300 applications from across the United States, is one of approximately 660 students who will study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas this coming year.
While in Morocco, William will receive formal language instruction, live with a host family, and experience the local culture as part of an immersion environment.
NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency U.S. Government initiative launched in 2006 to improve Americans' ability to communicate in select critical languages, to advance international dialogue, and increase American economic global competitiveness.