The STARTALK Year-Round Chinese Program for Iowa High Schools (2022-23) is a three-semester plus one summer day camp specially designed for IOWA Junior high and high school students in grades 8-11 who wish to learn Chinese.
Participants will earn 11 University of Iowa credits upon successful completion of the program. The STARTALK program is funded by a grant from the National Security Agency. It is designated to promote critical language education in the U.S.
Selected participants will receive a scholarship of approximately $6,800 to cover all program costs, including tuition, learning materials, lunches during the summer camp, cultural activities, workshops, and field trips.
In addition, participants who successfully complete the program will receive a STARTALK T-shirt in recognition of their achievement. Because this is a day program, no housing accommodations will be offered.
The program allows for only 20 participants. If you are interested in the program, please complete the online application and submit related materials by the deadline. Please click on the tabs on this website for details of the program and the application procedure.