SLI's programs are moving online for the summer 2020! Learn more about our plans for "Virtual SLI" here: https://www.sli.pitt.edu/node/140.
Arabic at the beginning level taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year's worth of study. Classes meet by video-conference, Monday - Friday from 11am to 4:30 pm ET (Pittsburgh time). In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Arabic films, lectures on politics and culture, and a series of masterclasses featuring art, movement, and cuisine. Students will learn Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine dialect.
Please note that SLI is no longer accepting applications to our Arabic program, but we can still accept applications to several of our other programs. As our normal applications season has passed, interested applicants should first write to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the availability of space and/or funding in the language and level that they are interested in studying. If your desired course has space, SLI will assist you in creating a late application. Thank you!
SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions.
SLI is moving online for summer 2020 and will not be arranging accommodations for participants this year.
Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000
All are eligible
Complete the SLI Scholarship Questionnaire on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.
SLI APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Though the "priority deadline" for scholarships has passed, many SLI language programs still have scholarship funds available. Students may continue to apply for admission and SLI scholarships until mid-May or until scholarship funds are depleted. Applicants interested in scholarship funding are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
$6,208 + $100 computing fee
Note: Cost does not include accommodations or meals. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to pay a additional $45 fee after acceptance but before enrolling in order to get set up with a student account.