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

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

As you may have noted in our previous MyAFS News update (available here), volunteers and staff are gearing up for the NSLI-Y and YES Abroad interview season! This is an exciting opportunity to conduct virtual candidate interviews for NSLI-Y and YES Abroad, two U.S. Department of State scholarship programs.

Every year, your hard work and dedication ensures the completion of over 1,500 interviews across the U.S. and overseas. 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!

With our 2020-21 interview season occurring virtually, now is a great time to join the project by becoming an interviewer! To get signed up, simply follow the instructions below and attend a training webinar. Thank you for joining us!

Required Training Webinars

All volunteer interviewers must attend a 2020-21 interview season training webinar. While we encourage you to join us live, all webinars will be recorded and available to watch as an on-demand recording on the NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviews MyAFS Help and Learning page.

Full Training Webinar
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. Two training times are available on December 3 with the same content.

  • Dec. 3, Noon – 1:30pm Eastern: Register here
  • Dec. 3, 8:00 – 9:30pm Eastern: Register here

Condensed Training Webinar for Experienced Interviewers
In response to previous feedback, we are happy to now offer a condensed webinar for volunteers who are experienced interviewers. This training will focus on changes to the interview season for 2020-21, as well as Q&A with program staff.

Note: While we’re happy to offer this shortened webinar to our most experienced NSLI-Y/YES Abroad interviewers, we do generally recommend that even experienced volunteers join us for one of the above Full Training Webinars.

  • Dec. 3, 7:00 – 7:30pm Eastern: Register here

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

Reach our program staff and Seasonal Interview Coordinators (SICs) at or 646-751-2240. We look forward to meeting with you on December 3!

The AFS NSLI-Y and YES Abroad Interviews Team