Announcement: SLI has cancelled the 2020 Bulgarian program due to logistical challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. SLI Bulgarian will be back for summer 2021.
1st-year Bulgarian classes taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year's worth of study. Classes are taught on the University of Pittsburgh campus and meet Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm. In addition to intensive language classes, students attend Bulgarian films, lectures on politics and culture, singing classes, and cooking classes.
Students may select to live in the dormitories (approx. $33/night) or locate an apartment to sublet.
Note: The cost of accommodations and meals are not 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
$4,656 + university fees (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.