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January 29, 2013

Study Abroad: Croatian Summer Institute in Zadar, U of Kansas

Deadline: March 1, 2013

The University of Kansas Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Office of Study Abroad offer students the opportunity to spend the summer in Zadar, Croatia, studying Croatian language and culture. The University of Kansas has more than 30 years of involvement in Croatian language programs.

This six-week program, from May 25-July 6, 2013, offers 150 contact hours of intermediate and advanced Croatian, and students earn six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.

In addition to in-class language study, the program offers afternoon and evening programs that include lectures (in Croatian), films, and visits to museums. Cultural and sightseeing trips to local places of interest are planned for this year's program. Zadar has many cultural sight-seeing opportunities and events in town. There are three national parks near Zadar as well as natural parks and cultural sights. Students have the option of taking boat trips to islands off the coast. In addition to swimming and visiting the beaches, students can take part in various sports activities such as surfing, water-skiing, sailing, and scuba diving.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. A minimum of one year of Croatian language study is required, and the language of instruction is Croatian.

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=Croatia.

Posted by jychai at January 29, 2013 03:05 PM