“Local High School Student To Study Abroad in Korea”

Congrats Madison ūüôā I loved Korea!

“Local High School Student To Study Abroad in Korea”

by Cody Gibson via “Valdosta Today


VALDOSTA, GA ‚Äď Madison Bridges, a high school student in Valdosta, GA, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Madison will study Korean in South Korea for the Summer.

The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the change to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y.

Launched in 2006, NSLI-Y seeks to increase the number of Americans who can engage with native speakers of critical languages by providing formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment. The goals of the NSLI-Y program include sparking a life-long interest in foreign languages and cultures, and developing a corps of young Americans with the skills necessary to advance international dialogue and cross-cultural opportunities in the
private, academic, and government sectors. . . . .


“Consider Studying Abroad While an International Student”

“Consider Studying Abroad While an International Student”

MAI-LINH BUI¬†via “US News”

Going abroad is not a new idea for someone already considering taking steps to become an¬†international student. But how about setting off on another journey ‚Äď either an academic exchange or an internship out of the States ‚Äď while you’re a student at a U.S. university? . . . .


William Paterson University Awarded Grant to Fund South Korea Study Abroad

“William Paterson University Awarded Grant to Fund South Korea Study Abroad”

by¬†Monsy Alvarado via “NorthJersey.com”

“Six New Jersey middle school or high school teachers, and six education students from William¬†Paterson¬†University will go to South Korea next summer to learn about the country‚Äôs education system, a project funded by an $85,000 federal grant.

WPU is among 16 institutions nationwide, and the only one in New Jersey, to be awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Short-Term Projects Abroad Program. 

‘The interesting thing about this grant is it gives our teacher candidates. . . . ‘”

Well they do rank higher on students’ scores world-wide.


Random Question for You!

For those of you who have already traveled abroad before:

  • Name a country you’ve been to.
  • Name one overlooked word that you think travelers absolutely must know in the native language. ¬†
  • Why that word?

My Example:

South Korea —¬†

While the most important word ever is “I’m Sorry” (Miahne), a lot of people already know that one. What they don’t mention is “Yok” (long o). ¬†That’s “subway station” ¬†in Korean and is used for everything in regards to directions. ¬†Even the locals give directions in terms of which exit of the subway you should orient yourself to. ¬†Lots of times you’ll be dropped off by taxis at the closest Yok to your destination. ¬†It’s the one word you definitely need to know if you’re going to be in Korea, even for a day. But it’s rarely on the ‘most translated words’ lists.

Share Your Examples!