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January 29, 2013

Study Abroad: 20th Ukrainian Summer Language Institute in L'viv, U of Kansas

Deadline: March 1, 2013

For the 20th year in a row, the University of Kansas is offering our unique Intensive Summer Language and Culture program in L’viv, Ukraine.

This six-week program, from June 4-July 18, 2013, offers a unique opportunity for students to study intensive Ukrainian language and area studies (political transition, society, economics, culture, etc.) in L'viv. Instruction is provided by regular faculty of L'viv University who have experience teaching American students. The program offers 150 class contact hours of language instruction, and students earn six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.

In addition to taking language and area courses, students will work with individual L'viv faculty on a research topic associated with their stateside field of concentration. The program includes a round-table discussion with representatives of several Ukrainian political parties. An on-site Program Director from the KU faculty accompanies the students.

The Program includes numerous teacher-accompanied excursions in and around L'viv, including the historic city center, various churches, and museums of history, ethnography, and architecture. The Program also includes three excursions outside L'viv: a three-day trip to the capital city of Kyiv; a two-day trip to the Carpathian mountains, with visits to Mukacheve and Uzhorod; and a one-day trip to the medieval castle of Olesko.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have a stated interested in learning Ukrainian – no previous language study required.

The program meets the requirements for Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship funding. Students applying for FLAS funding for the program can request a breakdown of the costs by emailing justine@ku.edu. Students interested in applying for KU FLAS funding should visit www.flas.ku.edu.

For more detailed information regarding costs and dates, as well as to begin the online application, visit www.studyabroad.ku.edu/?go=Ukraine.

Posted by jychai at January 29, 2013 03:07 PM