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    Virginia Military Institute – STARTALK Arabic Language Program

    Virginia Military Institute – STARTALK Arabic Language Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Arabic
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Virginia Military Institute's STARTALK program is designed for students with little to no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students embark on a simulated trip to Morocco in this program managed by the National Security Agency (NSA). Upon completion of this program, students will be able to communicate in Arabic real-world situations like bargaining in the market, reading authentic simple ads and menus, and writing short autobiographies among other skills.

    This program is also open to current high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and college freshman (incoming rat class eligibility is pending).

    The STARTALK program, managed by the National Security Agency (NSA), funds tuition costs for 6 hours of college credit for this summer program. This program also includes pre-and post-program linguistic and cultural engagement (90 minutes a week). All expenses covered for on campus culture events which may include guest lectures about North African culture, a lecture or performance of authentic Arab music, and an immersive experience of a Mousem festival on campus.