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Wasserman ’26 Selected as NSLI-Y Finalist
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Bolles sophomore Noah Wasserman ’26 will head to Taiwan this summer as a finalist with the U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y).

The program is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures.

Wasserman officially accepted the scholarship from the U.S. Department of State and will study Chinese in Hsinchu, Taiwan, at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) from June 26 to August 10. He will participate in a pre-program orientation with his cohort in Washington, D.C. June 24-26.

As part of the intensive Chinese-language immersion study program, Wasserman will attend daily language classes with after-school work, participate in local travel excursions and attend cultural events. He is required to complete pre- and post-program language testing, and he will develop and complete a project that will serve as a culmination of the program experience – demonstrating language progress and knowledge gained about the local culture.

Congratulations, Noah! #BollesGlobal