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
Applications for participation are now being accepted! Interested students may apply by downloading an application here. The deadline for submission is May 15th.
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!