Last year, students from 70 different countries attended our interactive summer programs for high school students.

Our programs emphasize the importance of thinking of your potential impact not only locally but globally, a perspective enhanced by a diverse and far-flung student population. Accordingly, the NSLC is proud to welcome and encourage students from around the world.

Visa Information

Applying for a Visitor Visa

Generally, international students will need to obtain a visitor visa to enter the United States. Students should apply for the B-2 Visitor Visa (for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment) at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of review than in the past so it is important to apply for your visa as soon as possible. Further information on the visa application process, including application steps and required documentation, can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.

Traveling without a visa

International students from certain eligible countries may also be able to visit the U.S. without a visa through the Visa Waiver Program if they meet requirements, including having a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval. Additionally, citizens of Canada and Bermuda traveling for visitor visa purposes don’t need a visa, with some exceptions.

International Ambassadors

This year NSLC’s International Admissions team is launching the International Ambassador program. We seek to:

  • Provide a way for prospective students to connect with alumni who understand their age-specific and culturally-specific concerns
  • Give high school alumni a chance to continue to develop their communication and leadership skills
  • Provide exceptional alumni an opportunity to earn an additional letter of recommendation for college applications or future positions with NSLC

We encourage you to find your country’s Ambassador and contact them about their NSLC experience. Feel free to ask them about the day-to-day programming; adult supervision; housing; dress code; airport logistics, food; etc. They are here to help you!

2019 International Ambassadors


Karen Kalili
2018 Medicine & Health Care @ Northwestern


Amanda Appel
2017 Medicine & Health Care @ Harvard Medical School

Colombia (1)

Daniela Torres
2017 International Diplomacy @ Georgetown

Colombia (2)

Alejandro Gomez
2017 Business & Entrepreneurship @ Yale

Costa Rica (1)

Julian Goldner
2017 Medicine & Health Care @ UC-Berkeley

Costa Rica (2)

Alberto Uribe
2018 Architecture and Engineering @ Northwestern

Dominican Republic

Elba Dilone
2018 Law & Advocacy @ Yale

El Salvador (1)

Eugenia Mendez
2017 Business & Entrepreneurship @ Northwestern

El Salvador (2)

Jorge Rivera
2018 Engineering @ Georgia Tech


Roberto Nuñez
2018 Psychology & Neuroscience @ Harvard Medical School


Fernando Silva
2017 Medicine & Health Care @ Northwestern

Puerto Rico (1)

Dylan Rivera
2018 Medicine & Health Care @ Vanderbilt

Puerto Rico (2)

Alina Rosado
2018 Psychology & Neuroscience @ Harvard Medical School

Students in China

SKT is an educational innovation company based in mainland China. SKT is an extensive recruitment partner of NSLC, providing students based in China with an opportunity to partake in the NSLC experience. SKT uses its expertise in the education sector to select the best possible candidates and match them to an NSLC program most suited to their individual skills and interests. It achieves this with the aid of NSLC, which provides SKT with the rights to administer its selection criteria to a wider audience in China.

Students located in China, please click the button below for enrollment details.