<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>National Security Language Initiative for Youth</TITLE> <style> BODY {background-color:rgb(253,255,205)} </style> <A NAME="top"></A> <pre> </pre> <center><IMG SRC="NSLIY-sign.jpg" align="center" border="2" height="65" width="190"> <IMG SRC="NSLIY-LOGO-STATE.jpg" align="center" border="2" height="100" width="100" > <img src="LOGO1.JPG" align="center" border="2" height="65" width="190"></center> <center><table bgcolor="red" border="3"><tr><td> <center><font size="+3">2015 NSLI-Y/CLCCM Travel and Study in China Scholarship</font></center> </td></tr></table><br clear="all"></center> <center> <a href="ApplicationForm15.doc">Application Form</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Frequently Asked Questions.doc">Frequently Asked Questions</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="NSLIY-Harbin.HTML">2011 NSLI-Y PICTURES</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="StudyAbroad15p.HTML">2015 NSLI-Y PICTURES</a><br> <br> </center> <pre> </pre> <BR> <a name="offer"></a> <table align="left" width="240" border="4"><tr><td> <style> BODY {background-color:rgb(253,255,205)} </style> <ol> <li> <h3> About Us</h3> <ul> <li><a href="Words from President.html">Welcome</a> <li><a href="PROCLAMATION.HTML">Proclamation</a> </ul><br> <li><h3> Programs for children </h3> <ul> <li><a href="CourseList.HTML">Chinese language</a> <li><a href="DRAGON.HTML">Chinese dragon camp</a> <li><a href="STARTALK.HTML">STARTALK</a> <li><a href="StudyAbroad.HTML">Study Abroad</a> <li><a href="NSLI-Y 2015.HTML">NSLI-Y program</a> <li><a href="YCT and HSK Tests.docx">YCT and HSK Tests</a> <li><a href="LanguageCenter.HTML">Other languages</a> </ul><br> <li> <h3> Programs for adults</h3> <ul> <li><a href="CourseList.HTML">Chinese language</a> <li><a href="STARTALKTEACH.HTML">STARTALK teacher</a> <li><a href="Medical.HTML">Chinese Medicine</a> <li><a href="LanguageCenter.HTML">Other languages</a> <li><a href="LT.HTML">Long-Distance L.</a> <li><a href="ENTRYB.HTML">Business Chinese</a> <li><a href="TRIP.HTML">Edu. 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The purpose of the program is to prepare American citizens to be leaders in a global world. It is essential that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogues, support American engagement abroad, and attain better understanding of global cultures and issues. <BR><br> The Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine (CLCCM) through NSLI-Y and American Councils provides merit-based scholarships for eligible Maine high school students to learn Chinese language and culture in China in the summer 2015. NSLI-Y and CLCCM encourage beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply. Previous language study is not a requirement and all levels of language ability are encouraged to apply. <br><br> <B>Media report:</B> <li><a href="http://www.hsdcw.com/html/2014-8-5/650046.htm"><b>2014/08/05 Our Students Study Chinese and Experience Chinese Culture in Huangshi, China</a></li> <li><a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/11/news/bangor/students-bringing-a-piece-of-bangor-to-sister- city-in-harbin-china/?ref=relatedBox"><b>2014/07/11 Students bringing a piece of Bangor to sister city in Harbin, China</a></li> <li><a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/27/news/bangor/chinese-exchange-program-expands-for-students-teachers-principals-in-maine/"> 2012/02/27 Chinese exchange program expands for students, teachers, principals in Maine</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.my399.com/system/2011087/000217175.html">2011/08/07 b(WQW g*N [ (Our NSLI-Y's Students in Harbin, China)</a></li> <br> <img src="2014 Temple of Heaven.JPG" align="right" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <img src="240.JPG" align="right" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <b>When?</b> <br> July 14-August 24, 2015 <br> <p><b>Where?</b> <br> Beijing, Harbin, and Changsa, China<br> <p><b>How many?</b> <br> Twenty (20) eligible Maine high school students<br><br> <b>Eligibility Requirements:</b><br> " US Citizen<br> " 15 - 18.5 years old at start of program<br> " Currently enrolled in high school at time of application<br> " Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale<br> " Although previous language study is not a requirement, pre-departure intensive language trainng required. <br> <br><br> <img src="Ch12043.JPG" align="left" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <img src="2013 Qiqihaer 1.JPG" align="left" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> <p> <b>What does the scholarship offer? </b><br><br> NSLI-Y/CLCCM scholarships provide recipients with a travel and study Chinese language and culture opportunity in China. It is administered by CLCCM. <br> It includes: <br> " Pre-departure orientation<br> " In-country orientation and support<br> " In-country language and cultural instruction with opportunities to apply acquired skills and knowledge<br> " Cultural excursions<br> " Community service projects<br> " Accommodations, with a host family or a host organization<br> " Alumni activities, including access to the U.S. Department of State's State Alumni online community<br><br> </p> <img src="Kunming 2011.JPG" align="left" border="2" height="300" width="800"> <BR><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> <b>What costs are covered by the NSLI-Y scholarships? </b><br><br> The costs covered by the scholarship are:<br> " Round-trip international travel between Bangor and China, and in-country travel<br> " Tuition and academic materials and preparation in China<br> " In-country support<br> " Cultural activities<br> " Pre-departure and re-entry orientations<br> " Room and board<br> " Secondary medical benefits<br> " Visas<br><br> <img src="173.JPG" align="left" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <b>What costs are not covered by the NSLI-Y scholarships? </b><br><br> The following costs are not covered:<br> " Costs associated with obtaining a U.S. passport<br> " Required medical examinations and immunizations<br> " Extra pocket money while on program<br> " Pre-departure language preparation<br><br> <b>Application Deadline:</b> <br><br> March 1, 2015<br> <a href="ApplicationForm15.pdf">Application Form</a><br><br><br><br> <img src="2013 Beijing 3.JPG" align="left" border="2" height="240" width="300"> <b>Contact information:</b> <br> Phone: 207-990-0710<br> Fax: 207-990-5158<br> Email: jingzhang@bangorchinese.com<br> Address: NSLI-Y/CLCCM Scholarship, 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401<BR><br> </pre><br clear="all"> <HR> <a name="ndx"></a> <ul> <li><A HREF="#top">Top of page</A> <li><a href="INDEX.HTML">Bangor Chinese School Homepage</a> </ul> <HR></BODY> </HTML>