Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Application Deadline March 18

The 2011 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):

Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 29;

Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program, June 6-August 12.

Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 6-July 15:

Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian;

Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slovak;

Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:

Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Montenegro 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;

Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;

4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Poland, and Slovakia;

Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 6 Week Program in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb (for advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S).

Tuition for the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.

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.

All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships.

Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above. Further information and applications are available at

Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 18, 2011.

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:

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