- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- 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
Virginia Military Institute's STARTALK program is designed for students with little to no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students who successfully complete VMI's STARTALK program will be able to speak Arabic at the Novice level according to ACTFL.
This program is also open to those starting their junior year of high school, high school seniors, and college students. Incoming VMI students are not permitted to join the program.
Students will receive 3 hours of college credits for Arabic 102 for the four-week intensive course. At the end of the program, students will go through individual interviews based on Oral Proficiency Interview benchmarks.
STARTALK 2020 has been postponed until Summer of 2021. The next tentative dates for VMI's STARTALK program are: June 22, 2021 to July 16, 2021.
Applications for this 2021 program will be accepted starting Spring of 2021.
Priority Admission for the Program begins: March 1, 2021
Final Admission for the Program begins: May 2, 2021
All individuals that are accepted to the program can receive a scholarship that covers the cost of tuition (this is pending program funding). However this scholarship does not cover room and board and only current students are allowed to reside in the barracks.