A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school. But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Established as part of the National Security Language Initiative announced by President George Bush in 2006, STARTALK seeks to expand and improve how American high school students learn strategically important world languages.
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