FAQs – STARTALK Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Russian Student Camps

Yes. The program is designed to accommodate high school students who have never learnt the language before.
The program is only offered to students who have no prior knowledge of language.
The summer camp is not residential, which means that we do not provide lodging for students attending the camp.
Yes, all students who fulfill the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.
Yes, the cost for the camp (facilities, materials, etc.) is covered by the federal STARTALK grant which allows us to offer it free of cost.
We will review all the applications submitted before the deadline (April 15, 2019) and determine acceptance by April 26, 2019. There are only a limited number of spots; therefore it is highly recommended to apply early. Other details, pertinent only to those who are accepted, will be mailed to students once they are accepted. This includes: orientation information, daily schedule details,graduation ceremony information, etc.
No. Only students who can attend all four weeks will be admitted to the program. The attendance is obligatory throughout all four weeks. It is your responsibility to ensure that your participation in the program is not affected by travel plans, family events, etc.
The program does not provide lunches. Students can bring food or money to purchase food.
Students who apply for college credits will receive grades. The information will be provided on the first day of the camp.
Yes. All students will be awarded a certificate of completion at the graduation ceremony on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Yes. On the application form, you are given the option of listing your first, second, third and fourth camp preference. Should you first camp of choice be full, you will be offered a spot at your second camp of choice, etc. If you are interested in only one language camp, you do not need to list any other preferences.

Point of Contact

Nadezda Novakovic, STARTALK Program Director
Email: larcsdsu.startalk@gmail.com
Phone: (619)-594-8968