Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Czech

1st, 2nd, & 3rd-Year Czech

6 Weeks in Pittsburgh

Czech at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels taught at the SLI provides the equivalent of one academic year's worth of study. SLI will be using an online, synchronous format in the summer of 2021.

SLI is now accepting applications to our Czech program from those who plan to come to Pittsburgh and from learners who would like to participate online, synchronously via Zoom in the 2021 program. Pitt's classrooms are outfitted to accommodate remote participation in live classes on campus. Applicants may elect to decide later whether to attend in-person or online.

Czech classes will meet Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 3:50 pm ET for 5 academic hours per day with a break for lunch. In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Czech films, lectures on politics and culture, and activities featuring Czech culture on topics such as art, music, movement, and cuisine.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us about your language learning goals in Czech for summer 2021!

Duration: 
6 weeks: June 7 - July 16, 2021
Academic Credit: 
6 Credits
Eligibility: 
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students and to non-matriculated, motivated language learners, such as working professionals and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions.

Location: 

Pittsburgh or online

Housing: 

SLI students may arrange for their own housing off campus or may choose to live in a dormitory on campus. Housing costs are not included in the program fee.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

ELIGIBILITY:
All are eligible

TO APPLY:
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:
Complete your application for an SLI scholarship by March 1, 2021 for priority consideration. After March 1st, scholarship availability is not guaranteed and applications will only be considered on a first come, first served basis until funding is depleted.

 
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards:
Full tuition funding + $2,500 living stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:
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 sliadmin@pitt.edu for more information.

TO APPLY:
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, 2021

Program Fee: 

$4,656 + university fees (in recent years approx. $260)

Note: Cost does not include accommodations or meals. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to set up a student account with the College of General Studies (CGS) after admission to SLI in order to enroll. CGS has waived their application fee for summer 2021 and that process will not incur any costs this year.

1st-year Czech

10 Week Hybrid Program: Pittsburgh + Prague, Czech Republic

Announcement: The Czech abroad program has unfortunately been canceled for summer 2020 due to 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.

Students may add a 4-week abroad component onto the 6-week domestic Czech program. In Prague, students will continue their intensive language classes 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.

Duration: 
Canceled - please consider applying to SLI's six-week domestic Czech program
Academic Credit: 
10 credits
Eligibility: 
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees
Location: 

Pittsburgh and Prague, Czech Republic

Housing: 

While in Pittsburgh, students may select to live in the dormitories (approx. $33/night) or locate an apartment to sublet. Students are responsible for the cost of housing in Pittsburgh. In Prague, students will live in university dorms.

Note: The price of housing abroad is included in the program cost.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

ELIGIBILITY:
All are eligible

TO APPLY:
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.

ELIGIBILITY:
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 sliadmin@pitt.edu for more information.

TO APPLY:
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

Program Fee: 

 $9,060

Note: International airfare, meals, and housing in Pittsburgh are not included in this cost. 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.