Exploring the Madina: a STARTALK Arabic Program
This program is designed for students with little to no prior knowledge of Arabic. Successful students of the Arabic STARTALK program at the Virginia Military Institute will be able to demonstrate level appropriate (ACTFL novie) proficiency and communicate in real-world situations like bargaining in the market, reading authentic simple ads and menus, and writing short autobiographies among other skills. All accepted applications to the program receive a scholarship that covers all tuition costs. The scholarship does not cover room and board for students choosing to reside in the VMI barracks.