Hunter College STARTALK Honors Chinese Program

Summer 2017, June 29th-August 1st

This Summer 2017 program for high school students is free of cost, however students have to pay for meals and transportation to Hunter College or field trip sites.

A) Summer Session (Non-credit)- open to 10-15 students with no prior Chinese background.

  • First 3 weeks consist of face-to-face sessions on Hunter College campus
  • Face-to-face time consists of traditional classroom time and one-on-one class with native Chinese speakers
  • Last week is an Online Session: at the student’s home
  • Last day of the summer session, students return to the Hunter college campus for their final assessments

B) Optional Post-Summer Session starts at the end of August(Post summer Session can be taken for credit for select 11th and 12th graders; non-credit for others)

Students who complete the summer session are eligible to apply. 11th and 12th grade level students with an outstanding performance will be awarded a scholarship to take a 3-credit college-level course.

Application form available on:

For questions, call (212) 396-6724 or send an email to

Diverbo Pueblo Ingles Teens

Can you imagine every nook and cranny of every street of every corner of a quaint Spanish town filled with teenagers from around the globe? Well such a place exists and it’s called Pueblo Ingles for Teens!

How would you fancy a fun holiday in Spain, meeting teenagers from all over the world?

We host you for the entire week for free! All you have to pay for is your flight and we take care of the rest!


We carefully choose each location. Our venues are rural open-plan resorts that allow the participants to spend most of their time outdoors in beautiful enclave, away from the cities and touristic areas.  Participants fly into the headquarter city and are taken to the assigned venue, hotel resorts that allow the teenagers to spend most of their time outdoors in a safe environment.

Fill out an application here

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Summer Language Academy at Middlebury-Monterey

The Academy aims to create lifelong language learners through encouraging the development of world language skills early in life. To this end, the Academy offers a rigorous four-week language immersion experience for rising 8th-graduated 12th graders who are passionate about language proficiency and cultural understanding. Speaking in their target language 24/7, while engaging in meaningful cultural exploration projects, students make unrivaled strides in language acquisition in four weeks.

Dates for 2017 summer immersion program:

U.S. Immersion Academies: Sunday, June 25 – Friday, July 21
Beijing, China: Depart from the US, Saturday, July 1. Sunday, July 2 – Thursday, July 27
Florence, Italy*: Depart from the US, Saturday, July 1. Sunday, July 2 – Thursday, July 27
Nantes, France*: Depart from the US, Saturday, June 24. Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 21
Salamanca, Spain*: Depart from the US, Saturday, June 24. Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 21
Granada, Spain: Depart from the US, Saturday, June 24. Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, July 21

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Japan Society

Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.

For internship and Volunteer opportunities, visit:

STARTALK Chinese Program at Hunter College

The curriculum features language immersion with a theme-based and task-based approach and utilizes authentic materials in the target language.

For communication, students will practice speaking in class, on the phone, and online. They will read and write e-mails, blogs, and comments to and from language partners from China, instructors, and peers.

For culture, students will practice calligraphy and be introduced to the art work of famous Chinese artists. Furthermore, students will work on a cultural project on a topic of their choice.

For connections, they will learn about the evolution of Chinese characters from a historical perspective in relation to the Chinese dynasties, and about the invention of paper and printing.

For comparisons, students will compare their lives with those of high school students in China. They will play Chinese chess and discuss the similarities and differences between Chinese chess and Western chess.

For communities, they will do community service to benefit Chinese immigrants, and learn about the history of Chinatown.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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Museum of Chinese in America

The Museum of Chinese in America is looking for dedicated and committed volunteers!

MOCA volunteers are involved in all aspects of museum life. As a volunteer, you’ll learn firsthand from stories, images, and objects that tell about the past and you’ll gain rich, well-rounded experience in arts and cultural work.

Some volunteer assignments are ongoing, while others proceed on an event or project-by-project basis. Volunteer opportunities are currently available in visitor and museum shop services. On-site training will be provided.

If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit a MOCA General Volunteer Application Form to:

Museum of Chinese in America

Attn: Volunteer Application

215 Centre Street

New York, NY 10013


If you are interested in applying, please visit

National Security Language Initiative for Youth

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in academic-year overseas programs and 6-8 week summer programs. (Please note that BHSEC and the DOE do not count academic-year overseas immersion programs for credit).

Scholarships are available for students to learn the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, Turkish

Programs may take place in the following locations: China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, etc.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 15 and 19 at the start of the program.

The application deadline for 2020-21 programs is October 30, 2019 at 4 PM Eastern Time

To get more information and to apply, visit