Congratulations to sophomore Kayte Case on receiving a U.S. State Department's National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship to study Russian in Moldova this summer. The program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a multi-agency U.S. government initiative launched in 2006 to improve Americans' ability to engage with people from around the world. The program helps prepare U.S. students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce, increasing American competitiveness and contributing to national security. Students have the ability to learn several less commonly taught languages, such as Russian, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin) and more. Kayte will live with a host family and attend classroom language studies at the Ion Creanga State Pedogogial University in Chisinau. Additionally, she will participant in cultural enhancement and community service activities with other NSLI-Y students.