You’re Invited: NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviewer Training 22-23

You’re Invited: NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviewer Training 22-23

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

We are gearing up for the NSLI-Y and YES Abroad NH23 candidate interview season, which will take place this December through February! 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 ensure the completion of over one thousand 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 but don’t know where to start? Reach out to us at to get connected with the interviewing team in your area!

We are also currently recruiting volunteers for our national team of interviewers who conduct interviews nationwide virtually, called the “Virtual Interviewer Group.” If you’re interested in interviewing candidates virtually nationwide, kindly complete this form by November 18:

Thank you for joining us, and don’t forget to join the required training webinars so you can join the project (see below)!

Training Webinars
All volunteer interviewers 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 an on-demand recordings. Once published, those will be available on the NSLI-Y/YES Abroad Interviews MyAFS Help and Learning page.

While all interviewers must attend a training, we are offering an abbreviated training for experienced interviewers.

Kindly see the schedule and registration links following!

  • Full Training Webinar: November 17, 3:30-5:00pm 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!  
  • Condensed Training Webinar for Experienced Interviewers: November 16, 3:00 – 3:30pm Eastern
    We are offering a condensed webinar for volunteers who are experienced interviewers. This training will focus on changes to this interview season, 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 for the full training webinar.
  • 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, please keep an eye out for further updates about two new optional workshops that will be offered in the coming weeks on November 30 and December 8 from 6-7:30 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 save the date. Stay tuned for an update about the workshops and Zoom information!

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 or 646-751-2240. We look forward to meeting with you on November 16 and 17!

The AFS NSLI-Y and YES Abroad Interviews Team