Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Polish

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th-year Polish

6 Weeks in Pittsburgh

Polish at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and 4th-year levels taught at the SLI provides the equivalent of one academic year's worth of study. SLI expects that in the summer of 2021, our programs will return to an in-person format on the main campus at the University of Pittsburgh, with the added option to participate synchronously online.

SLI is now accepting applications to our Polish 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.

Polish 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 Polish films, lectures on politics and culture, and activities featuring Polish 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 Polish 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, 2nd & 3rd-year Polish

10 Week Hybrid Program: Pittsburgh + Krakow, Poland

Announcement: The Polish Pitt+abroad program is not currently accepting applications for the 2021 program due to travel restrictions in place in connection with the COVID-19 mitigation effort and uncertainty surrounding the date when Pitt's study abroad programs will resume. This page will be updated should circumstances allow SLI to run its abroad program in Krakow. Students interested in studying Polish in the summer are encouraged to apply to SLI's 6-week domestic program in Pittsburgh or online.

Students may add 4 weeks of study abroad in Krakow to the end of their 6 weeks of Polish study at the SLI domestic program in Pittsburgh. The abroad portion of the program is held at Prolog Language School, an institute that boasts cutting edge instructional materials and dedicated, experienced instructors of Polish as a foreign language. The abroad program includes an extensive excursion program in and around Krakow at no extra cost to the student.

Duration: 
N/A - not currently accepting applications
Academic Credit: 
10 credits
Eligibility: 
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes. In Krakow, students are offered an extensive excursion program at no cost.

Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA and Krakow, Poland

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 Krakow, students will live in apartments situated close to classes and the historical center. The cost of housing in Krakow is included in the program fee.

Funding Opportunity: 

N/A - not currently accepting applications

Program Fee: 

N/A - not currently accepting applications