NSLI-Y & YES Abroad Interviewer Training Webinars 2023-2024

NSLI-Y & YES Abroad Interviewer Training Webinars 2023-2024

You’re Invited: NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviewer Training 

We are gearing up for the NSLI-Y and YES Abroad NH24 candidate interview season, which will take place this December through January! This is an exciting opportunity to conduct in-person and virtual candidate interviews for NSLI-Y and YES Abroad, two programs of the U.S. Department of State implemented by AFS. For more information about this season, kindly see our previous MyAFS News update. 

Every year, your hard work and dedication ensures the completion of over 1,000 American candidate interviews nationwide. This is a huge accomplishment, and we would not be able to do it without the dedication of our incredible staff, volunteers, and program alumni! 

Join Us as an Interviewer 
New to conducting NSLI-Y/YES Abroad interviews and don’t know where to start? Reach out to us at nsliyinterviews@afsusa.org to get connected with the interviewing team in your area! 

Virtual Interviewer Group – National Interviews 
We are also currently recruiting volunteers for our national team of interviewers who conduct interviews nationwide virtually, known as the “VIG”. If you’re interested in interviewing candidates virtually nationwide, kindly complete this form by November 17: https://form.jotform.com/212836258524156  

See below the required training webinar Zoom link and information so you can join the project now. Thank you again for your dedication to the interview season! 

Training Webinars 

All volunteer interviewers, whether experienced or new, must attend a training webinar before engaging with candidates. While we encourage you to join us live, all webinars will be recorded and will be available to watch as on-demand recordings. Once published, those will be available on the NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviews MyAFS Help and Learning page.  

We will also offer an abbreviated training for experienced interviewers.  

This year we are delighted to include a special IDEA – inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility segment during both webinars focused on interviewer bias and how to combat it. This portion will be led by Freda Daniels, the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at AFS-USA. Freda has a wealth of knowledge in her field, ranging from local city D&E analyst and community outreach.   

Kindly see the schedule and registration links following! 

  • Full Training Webinar: November 15, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern 

If you’re new to conducting NSLI-Y/YES Abroad interviews, have only conducted a few in past years, or are experienced but would like a full refresher, please join us for this full training webinar, which includes interactive components and time for Q&A!   

Live Volunteer Training Workshops 

If you’re new to NSLI-Y/YES Abroad interviews and would like more help with the interview form and conducting interviews, kindly see below the links and information for the two optional workshops that will be offered on November 16 and 29 from 4:30-6:00 PM ET. During the workshops, we will review proper interview form completion, go over do’s and don’ts for interviewing and have time for questions and mock interviews! Both sessions will review the same content, so please choose one and register below: 

  • NSLI-Y and YES Abroad Volunteer Interview Season Workshop #1: November 16, 4:30-6:00 PM Eastern 
  • NSLI-Y and YES Abroad Volunteer Interview Season Workshop #2: November 29, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern 

We’re so thankful for the time and effort that volunteers dedicate to making these wonderful programs possible –thank you so much! 

Reach our program staff and Seasonal Interview Coordinators (SICs) at nsliyinterviews@afsusa.org or 646-751-2240. We look forward to meeting with you on November 15 and 16! 

With gratitude, 

The AFS NSLI-Y and YES Abroad Interviews Team