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COCC's My Summer in China Immersive Language Youth Camp is funded by STARTALK, a grant program from the U.S. National Security Agency that supports innovative programs for elementary, middle, high school, and college (K-16) students and teachers to learn and teach critical-need languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian.

Through these programs, the STARTALK program seeks to achieve these four goals: 

  1. Increase the number of students enrolled in the study of critical-need languages.
  2. Increase the number of highly effective critical-language teachers in the U.S.
  3. Increase the number of highly effective materials and curricula available to teachers and students of critical-need languages.
  4. Enhance workforce development in the federal government to meet national security needs through the study of critical-need languages. 

Learn more at STARTALK’s website: www.startalk.info