• B Y U Star Talk Arabic


    Local junior high and high school students are invited to experience a day of STARTALK on July 9. Cost is $25. No previous Arabic required.

  • B Y U Star Talk Arabic


    STARTALK is a national, federally funded program designed to expand and improve both student learning and teacher training in strategically important world languages in the U.S.

    STARTALK programs are designed to get students to Start Talking these languages. Arabic is one of the most important!


2018 Dates

March 15 - Application period opens.

*Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis until the program is full. 

May 24 - Program fee deadline

May 24 - Registration packet deadline

June 25 - First day of camp

July 9 - Day camp for local junior and high school students

July 13 - Closing banquet and departure

"The STARTALK Arabic camp was the best thing our daughter has done. Thank you for exposing her to such a life changing experience."

2017 STARTALK Arabic Program

Applications are now open! We are looking for students who are anxious to study and learn the Arabic language while participating in cultural activities.

What will I do?

  • Fun, interactive learning experiences
  • Hands-on cultural experiences, including delicious food
  • Build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Get a jumpstart on Arabic in college
  • Learn valuable study skills
  • Earn a year of first- or second-year high school Arabic credit (univ. credit also an option).
  • Increase your chances of funded overseas study
  • Make great friends from all across the U.S. and the Arab world


  • All students who participate in the program are required to live according to the BYU Honor Code. We have found that this is good training for students bound for the Arab world, that they become sensitive to respecting the beliefs of others.

Attend Arabic STARTALK Day Camp!

Youth ages 10–18 years old have the opportunity to join us for a day of Arabic classes and activities on June 28. Registration will open if funding is approved. Please check back late February.