I feel like I should explain myself a little more.
I applied to three different scholarships to go abroad:
CBYX-Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange & Study to go to Germany, though the deadline has passed, you can still always apply next year!
NSLI-Y-National Security Language Initiative for Youth. I applied for Russia year, China year, and Korea year, but they offer many other countries as well as summer length durations!
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad- My first three choices were Bosnia&Herzegovina, Egypt, and Oman. They had many wonderful countries to choose from, and all were for a year with the exception of Mali (being only a semester)
I am a semi-finalist for the NSLI-Y scholarship and had my interview already! It was by far the best interview i've ever had, I loved my interviewer, and the interview itself was just so laid back.. nothing to worry about when you come to that point in the application proccess!
I'm eagerly awaiting the results of the other two (CBYX- THIS FRIDAY) (YES- SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY)
The links to the programs mentioned above are at the bottom of my blog!