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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-3677

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Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp

Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp

A language of ancient traditions and modern movements – Arabic is spoken across the Middle East and North Africa and by ~400 million people worldwide. This summer, you can become one of them by gaining a foundation in Modern Standard Arabic at the Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp.

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WHAT is STARTALK?

STARTALK is an initiative funded by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that seeks to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages.

 

WHAT is the Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp?

This three-week, intensive, residential summer language program aims to spark interest in, appreciation for, and enjoyment of Modern Standard Arabic while bringing students to a novice-mid level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The 2021 theme, “Arabian Nights,” uses this popular text in Arabic literature to introduce students to the Arabic language and cultures, including exploration of language structure, vocabulary, and cultural elements such as hospitality, kinship ties, value systems, food, and dress.

 

WHEN and WHERE does the Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp take place?

The 2021 STARTALK camp will be held July 11 - July 31, 2021. Participants will spend the first week team-building through outdoor recreation activities at Table in the Wilderness conference center in Centennial, WY.

The camp then moves to the University of Wyoming, where participants are housed in UW’s residence halls and take meals at Washakie cafeteria. Classes are held onsite, with approved field trips off-site.

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Wyoming is open for residential camps this summer with adherence to UW's COVID-19 policies and procedures.  These include social distancing, masking where appropriate, handwashing, and other considerations.  2021 STARTALK Wyoming Arabic Camp participants will be expected to comply with UW's COVID-19 protocols that are current at the time of the camp. 

Get more information on UW's Summer 2021 Covid-19 policies by clicking here and scrolling down to the section "What You Need to Know Now."

 

HOW MUCH does the camp cost?

The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp is FREE to those accepted into the program. All expenses are covered under the STARTALK grant, administered by the University.

 

WHO is eligible?

High school and early undergraduate students may apply (rising 9th graders through college sophomores). Preference is given to Wyoming secondary students.

 

HOW can I apply?

Download the 2021 STARTALK application

Once you have completed the application, either mail, E-mail, or fax it back using the contact information on the application form.

You may contact Shawn Bunning, Program Director, at 307-766-3019 or shawnb@uwyo.edu with questions and for application materials or information.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from May 1 - June 7, 2021.

Notification of an award will be given by E-mail or phone before June 11. Acceptance of an award is required no later than 5:00 p.m., June 18.


CONTACT

Shawn Bunning, Program Director
shawnb@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3019

Eric Nigh, Program Instructor
enigh@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3001

Contact Us

Global Engagement Office

Alumni House

214 S. 14th Street

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 1-307-766-3677

Fax: 1-307-766-3259

Email: global@uwyo.edu

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