Announcement: The Czech abroad program has unfortunately been canceled for summer 2020 due the University of Pittsburgh's decision to cancel all summer study abroad in connection with the national COVID-19 mitigation effort. SLI is still accepting applications for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Czech in our 6-week domestic program on campus at Pitt. We are currently working with the university to establish the 6-week domestic programs in Intermediate and Advanced Czech as an alternative to canceled study abroad courses.
Students who have completed one academic year of Czech language study are eligible to participate in this abroad program held in Prague, Czech Republic. In Prague, students will engage in intensive language classes Monday - Friday and also participate in an extensive excursion program including trips to the Unesco Cultural Heritage site, Kutná Hora; ŘÍP Mountain; the Karlštejn Castle; The Theresienstadt Museum of the Holocaust; and visits to many other local museums and landmarks in and around Prague.
Prague, Czech Republic
In Prague, students will live in university dorms. Students are responsible for their own meals and will enjoy eating at Prague's many affordable cafes.
Note: The price of housing abroad is included in the program cost.
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:
For priority consideration, please complete your SLI application by March 1, 2020. Students may continue to apply for the SLI and SLI scholarships until mid-May or until scholarship funds are depleted.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards:
Full tuition funding + $2,500 living stipend.
US citizens currently enrolled in a US institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students applying for language programs at the 2nd-year level or higher. Under certain circumstances, graduate students may be eligible for FLAS funding to study non-Russian languages at the first-year level; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Complete the SLI FLAS Questionnaire on the application and include two (total) letters of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application. The FLAS questionnaire requests a one-page personal statement. Applicants who wish for consideration of financial need may submit a current FAFSA Student Aid Report. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.
SLI FLAS APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1, 2020
4 week program: $4,404
6 week program: $5,956
Note: Cost does not include international airfare or the cost of meals for the duration of the program. Housing in Prague and all program-organized excursions while abroad are included in this cost. 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.