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February 12, 2013

Courses: 2013 Summer Language Institute, U of Pittsburgh

Deadline: March 15, 2013

The 2013 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (1st through 4th Year):
- 8 Week Program in Pittsburgh, June 3-July 26;
- Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program, June 3-August 9.

Central & East European Languages, 6 Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 3-July 12:
- Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian;
- Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Slovak;
- Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs, June 3-August 9:
- Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Czech Republic 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Hungary 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Montenegro 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;
- 4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, and Slovakia;
- 6 Week Programs in Czech Republic and Poland.

All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff who are chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt's SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.

The SLI has a variety of scholarships available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships. ROTC students are eligible to apply for Pitt Project GO fellowships for intensive study of Russian; please see www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/projectgo.html for more information. Dedicated scholarship funding is also available for students taking Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian in the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) at Pitt through funding from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and the Lithuanian Foundation.

Further details and online SLI application forms are available at www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli/. The deadline to apply for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 15, 2013. For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: sliadmin@pitt.edu.

Posted by sarayu at February 12, 2013 01:38 PM