June 22 - July 19, 2014
If you are an Ohio high school student, this is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian! Talk to your parents and guidance counselor about this unique opportunity and apply to the Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State University!
***High school students living outside the state of Ohio who are interested in attending the summer portion of the Kent State Foreign Language Academy should contact the program director (Dr. Brian Baer) at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
About the FLA:
- The program is intended for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese and Russian
- The program is entirely free!!!
- Students can receive up to 5 college credits
- Students live and study together in the Kent State Honors College (Johnson/Stopher Halls)
- Students study in a supportive, culture-rich environment
- Teachers are experienced professionals from local colleges and universities
- Students are provided with a laptop computer and all necessary software for the course of the program
- Students must participate in a follow-up academic year session consisting of distance learning and monthly Saturday sessions
The academic year session is administered and funded by the Post Secondary Education Option Program (PSEOP).
Schedule of mandatory Saturday sessions during AY 2014-15: 9/13, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16.
2014 application forms are posted on the program website (fla.mcls.kent.edu). Click on the links in the upper left corner
Applications are due by April 15, 2014. Application materials postmarked after April 15 will not be considered.
Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2014
FLA Alumni have gone on to study these languages at the Intermediate level at such colleges and universities as Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Oberlin, Kenyon College, Ohio State, University of Texas at Austin, and Kent State. See what FLA Alumni had to say about the Academy:
The program made me realize how much I love studying languages and it has totally changed my mind about a future career.
- I learned with what methods I learn best. I also learned the vast number of opportunities with foreign languages that I did not know about before and want to take part in.
- I learned that I can be good at languages.
- I learned that I truly can learn languages at a fast rate.
- It's not an easy thing to learn a language, but it's one of the most rewarding and useful things one can do.
- I am prepared for college and have formed good habits and a good attitude about academics. Having lived with my peers, I would say I am more ready than other students my age.
- I think that the academy showed me more of what I can be capable of when pushed to do so.
For more information, visit our website (fla.mcls.kent.edu). Application forms can be downloaded from this site. If you have any additional questions, contact FLA Director, Dr. Brian Baer, at email@example.com.