Drs. Xiaofei Tu and Wendy Xie were awarded a STARTALK grant of $89,724.10. The federal grant will fully fund 18 high school students to participate in a three-week, residential Chinese immersion program, titled "The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom." The program will run from July 9 to July 17, 2018 on the campus of Appalachian State University. More information on the program can be found here.
STARTALK is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK's mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers.