Swahili (also known as Kiswahili) is the lingua franca of Eastern and Central Africa and is one of the working languages of the African Union. While Swahili has been taught at IU for over 25 years, it is not taught in Indiana high schools or lower grades. The main goal of the proposed STARTALK Swahili program is to introduce Swahili to Bloomington High schools, initially, as a nonresidential program. In the future we would like to offer it as a residential program and make it available to all Indiana high schools
We regret that there will be no Swahili Startalk Summer Program in 2017. Please check back with us soon for more information about studying Swahili at IU.
Prospective students and other interested parties: click on the sections below to find out more about how you can participate in Indiana University's Swahili STARTALK Summer Program!