The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware is the proud implementer of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)’s Summer Institute of Chinese Language and Culture program.

Since 2007, the United States Department of State, American Council of International Education, and the University of Delaware have invited talented high school students throughout the United States to participate in the remarkable program offering academic challenges and personal growth experiences in a crosscultural setting in China. Leadership development, academic excellence, and an appreciation of the visual and performing arts, among others, have always been hallmarks of the UD NSLI-Y program. We continue the legacy by providing activities designed to empower and motivate participants to strive for personal excellence, broaden horizons, interact with other talented students and professionals, develop communication skills, and explore new ideas in an international context.

In 2016 the UD-NSLIY CHINA group is heading Xiamen and its surrounding areas, Shanghai and Beijing for a six-week program fully immersed in Chinese language and culture in July and August.

Live blog about the 2018 NSLIY program will be updated here. Stay tuned.


  • 2017 program can be found  here.
  • 2016 program can be found  here.
  • 2015 program can be found  here.
  • 2014 programs can be found here.
  • 2012 program can be found here.

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