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Funding Available for 2019 Summer Language Programs!

The application period is now open for 2019 STARTALK grants. Apply for funding for your 2019 summer language program using our online application system, SOPHIE. Find all of the information you need to build a successful program on our applicant resources page. The deadline to apply is 7:00pm local time on October 12, 2018.

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STARTALK's Mission

STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development.

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