- Early decision: April 8, 2016, with notification in late April.
Applications are accepted up to the program start date on July 25, 2016. We recommend applying prior to our early decision deadline on April 1, 2016, because it is possible that all spaces will be taken during that time. Applicants selected for the program will be notified on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled, at which time we will update our website indicating that the program has reached maximum capacity.
Once accepted into STARTALK, you will be asked to confirm your intent to participate in the program by the deadline given or your space will be offered to another student. Additional paperwork must be submitted prior to official registration.
We suggest completing the short answer questions in Microsoft Word, since the application cannot be saved and continued later. Please note that honest and thoughtful student responses to essay questions are one of the most important components in our evaluation of potential participants. A teacher reference is also required and we suggest notifying the teacher prior to providing his/her contact information. The reference is submitted separately by the teacher. A language teacher is preferable but not required in the event that a student has no prior language learning experience. Alternative references are acceptable for home-schooled students.
Preview Application Questions.