Local junior high and high school students are invited to experience a day of STARTALK on June 29. Cost is $25. No previous Arabic required.

  • Welcome!

    STARTALK is a national, federally funded program designed to expand and improve both student learning and teacher training in strategically important world languages in the U.S.

    STARTALK programs are designed to get students to Start Talking these languages. Arabic is one of the most important!


March 15 - Application period opens. Applicants will be informed of acceptance on a rolling basis.

April 30 - Application periods closes. No new applications may be started after this date.

May 15 - ALL application material must be received.

*Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis until the program is full. 

May 25 - Program fee deadline

May 25 - Registration packet deadline

June 26 - First day of camp

June 29 - Day camp for local junior and high school students

July 14 - Closing banquet and departure

"The STARTALK Arabic camp was the best thing our daughter has done. Thank you for exposing her to such a life changing experience."

2017 STARTALK Arabic Program

Funding Approved! We will beging accepting application on March 15 for STARTALK Arabic Language Camp at BYU from June 26–July 14.

What will I do?

  • Fun, interactive learning experiences
  • Hands-on cultural experiences, including delicious food
  • Build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Get a jumpstart on Arabic in college
  • Learn valuable study skills
  • Earn a year of first- or second-year high school Arabic credit (univ. credit also an option).
  • Increase your chances of funded overseas study
  • Make great friends from all across the U.S. and the Arab world

Attend Arabic STARTALK Day Camp!

Youth ages 10–18 years old have the opportunity to join us for a day of Arabic classes and activities on June 29. Register now while space is still available!

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