Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 2:54PM

Riverside cadets receive China 'study abroad' scholarships

By AccessWDUN staff

Riverside Military Academy juniors Jonah Esworthy and Mark Miller have been selected by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth to study abroad in China this summer.

The NSLI-Y is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students, according to a news release from the school. It's part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world with the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. 

Esworthy and Miller will study abroad for 6-8 weeks while living with host families and attending language classes. The program is designed to increase students’ Chinese language proficiency through intensive in-class language instruction, cultural presentations and activities, service activities with community-focused organizations, and host family stays.

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