STARTALK is a four-week summer course for high school students [rising 9th-12th graders] who are interested in exploring Korean language and culture.

This special program is fully funded by the NSA, and will be offered this summer [July 6th - July 30th] at Fairfax High School. 

The classes offered [Korean levels 1, 2, & 3] will fill up quickly.  You will want to get your application it right away, because spots are limited!

What age group is permitted to participate in STARTALK?

The STARTALK program is for rising 9th through 12th grade students only. 

This means the youngest students that may apply for this program are those who are completing 8th grade during this 2020-21 school year and will be entering 9th grade next school year.

How many students are accepted into this program?

Spots are limited, so complete and submit an application as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is April 15th.

This and other pertinent information is located on the program flyer below. 

What be safety protocols in place for STARTALK? Will the program be hybrid or in-person?

Yes, there will be safety protocols in place. 

STARTALK class sizes will be limited dependent on the size of the classroom in use. (We are planning to have 10-13 students per classroom depending on the size of each.)

We will also be monitoring health metrics as we approach the program start date (July), and we will make decisions for the program based on what is best for our students and staff. 

Do you provide housing for program participants who live outside the area?

No. This is a non-residential program, and we do not provide housing of any sort. 

When will I hear back about a submitted application?

You will hear directly from the STARLTALK Program Director, Mrs. Song Johnston, via email after the April 15th deadline for application submissions. 

Do you provide lunch?

Please plan to provide your own lunch for the program. 

If there are times when the program plans to provide lunch, that will be communicated to the participants in advance.


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