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Why Choose STARTALK at SBU?

Stony Brook University Campus

Stony Brook University (SBU) is ideally situated to host the STARTALK program. Geographically, SBU, home to a diverse student body comprised of 16,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students, is located in Suffolk county on the North Shore of Long Island. Approximately 1.25 million people live in Suffolk county, and another 1.75 million in Nassau, 2.5 million in Queens, 2.5 million in Brooklyn, and 1.5 million in Manhattan, all within commuting distance to Stony Brook.

The STARTALK program offered at Stony Brook will:

  1. Allow a maximum number of interested students (from high schools, Stony Brook, and other local colleges) to participate

  2. Give students the opportunity to earn college credits in just 6 weeks

  3. Offer tuition scholarships to highly motivated and academically exceptional students

  4. Incorporate real-life tasks, an immersive experience and a learner-centered approach

  5. Motivate students to continue studying these languages at higher levels

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