Students from over 70 different countries have attended our interactive summer programs for high school and middle 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.

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session
Are you interested in learning more about the NSLC from our International & Overseas Admissions team? Join us for a complimentary virtual information session and have all your questions answered! Click here for upcoming dates and registration details.

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

NSLC’s International Ambassador program seeks 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!

2019-2020 International Ambassadors

Australia (1)

Gemma Sounness
2019 Business & Entrepreneurship @ UC-Berkeley

Australia (2)

Sehnil Nawar
2019 Medicine & Health Care @ UC-Berkeley


Rodrigo Ribeiro
2019 Medicine & Health Care @ UW


Daniela Torres Rivera
2017 International Diplomacy @ Georgetown

Costa Rica (1)

Julian Goldner
2017 Medicine & Health Care @ UC-Berkeley

Costa Rica (2)

Alberto Uribe
2018 Architecture and Engineering @ Northwestern

Dominican Republic

Alfredo José Granados
2019 International Diplomacy @ Georgetown


Abdelrahman Mohamed El Dessouky
2019 Middle School @ AU

El Salvador (1)

Eugenia Mendez
2017 Business & Entrepreneurship @ Northwestern

El Salvador (2)

Gabriel Mayen
2019 Engineering @ Yale


Roberto Nuñez
2018 Psychology & Neuroscience @ HMS

Mexico (1)

Giselle García Zarzar
2019 Engineering @ Yale

Mexico (2)

Jaime A. Rodriguez Cantu
2019 Medicine & Health Care @ HMS

Mexico (3)

Alexa Rodriguez Quintero
2019 Medicine & Health Care @ AU

Mexico (4)

Iker Acosta
2019 Business & Entrepreneurship @ Northwestern

Mexico (5)

Andrea Lugo
2019 Acting Intensive @ Yale


Kenza Chraibi
2019 Film, Journalism & Media Arts @ AU


Pablo Labbate
2016 Business & Entrepreneurship @ Northwestern
2015 Law & Advocacy @ Yale

Puerto Rico (1)

Dylan Rivera Vasquez
2018 Medicine & Health Care @ Vanderbilt

Puerto Rico (2)

Alina Rosado
2019 Acting Intensive @ Yale
2018 Psychology & Neuroscience @ HMS

United Arab Emirates

Hriday Gurnani
2019 Business & Entrepreneurship @ UW

United Kingdom

Charlotte Abercrombie
2019 Psychology & Neuroscience @ HMS

International Students Resources