In The News | 2019

Nov
21
2019
I miss Moscow
GreenwichTime: "If you're a teenager and have never heard of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, I recommend you look into it. I miss Moscow already and hope to return soon, and I encourage other teens to consider applying for such a remarkable experience."  Read More
Nov
1
2019
Beal City High School student studies Russian and ballet in Moscow on scholarship 
The Morning Sun: " 'It was a wonderful experience,' Rosalie's father, John, said. 'She received acknowledgement from Senator Stabenow and had a condensed and intense exposure to Russian culture, Russian language, and of course Russian food.' ”  Read More
Oct
2019
Alumna Finds Her Footing with the Russian Language, through Dance
NSLI-Y Alumni Highlight: "Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue, support American engagements abroad, and better understand global languages, cultures and issues."  Read More
Sept
26
2019
Moscow Immersion
Shelburne News: "She [Madeline Sawyer] was part of a group of a group of 14 high school students from across the U.S. who served as ambassadors, studied Russian language, trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and were immersed in the everyday life of modern-day Moscow.”  Read More
Sept
21
2019
Tiptoeing through Moscow
Adirondack Daily Enterprise: "Dellice Chase loves to travel, but Russia had never popped up on her list of places to visit. But after months of interviews, written exams and even more interviews, Dellice was going to Russia.”  Read More
Sept
10
2019
Ballet dancer travels to Russia to dance
NBC5: "Dellice Chase danced in six-week program at Bolshoi Ballet Academy... “It was such an amazing experience. It's a chance of a lifetime I feel like, because the Bolshoi is so world renowned. Just being able to dance with them was an incredible experience,” - Chase said.”  Read More
Sept
6
2019
From Saranac Lake to Moscow: ballet, new friends and learning Russian
North Country Public Radio: “A Saranac Lake high school student got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer to study ballet at the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Dellice Chase, 16, was the only New York State resident in a group of 14 high school students chosen for the six-week cultural immersion program in Russia.”  Read More
Aug
23
2019
Wilmington student awarded NSLI-Y scholarship
StarNews Online: “Maisie Boren, an Isaac Bear high school student, was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2018-19 by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Maisie studied Russian in Moscow, Russia this summer.”  Read More
Aug
20
2019
From "до свидания" to new friendships
NSLI-Y Interactive: Only after a short period of 6 weeks, my Russian improved greater than I ever imagined. Russian remains difficult, but it becomes easier and more comfortable to digest, especially when you have the supportive and encouraging community I found during the NSLI-y Russian summer program.  Read More
Aug
18
2019
Joven boricua vive una experiencia única en Rusia
Primerahora: “Para el joven Alihelmael Avilés Sánchez, los boricuas deberían ser algo así como abejas: ir a diversos lugares, extraer lo más que puedan, regresar a casa y polinizar al país para que florezca.”  Read More
April
19
2019
BBASI Alumni Featured at YAGP's 20th Anniversary Gala
“It’s cliché to say, but it really connects the young generation with amazing opportunities and possibilities,” said ABT’s Gabe Stone Shayer before taking his seat. “I, myself, through YAGP trained at the Bolshoi Ballet academy in Russia.”  Read More
April
4
2019
Dancing to new opportunities
“I’m just really excited for Bolshoi this summer,” Lily said. “I was really surprised about getting into it because it’s one of the most elite summer programs.”  Read More
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