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    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!



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    • June 18, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting



    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 18 to July 14, 2017, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Street College Prep) to recruit participants; students at other high schools are also welcome to apply.

    The curriculum will be based on the theme “We're Off to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad and living with a host family in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Novice High proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Please find a printable PDF of the application at the following link-- email Dawn Seckler ( to request an application.

    (412) 648-9881