Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian (BCMS) at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and 4th-year levels taught at the SLI provide 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 the University of Pittsburgh, with the added option to participate synchronously online.
SLI is now accepting applications to our BCMS 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.
BCMS classes will meet Monday - Friday for 5 academic hours per day with a break for lunch. In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend BCMS films, lectures on politics and culture, and activities featuring Balkan 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 BCMS for summer 2021!
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 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.
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:
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.
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 email@example.com 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, 2021
$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 pay a additional $45 fee after acceptance but before enrolling in order to get set up with a student account.