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.

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

Pittsburgh and Prague, Czech Republic


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

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.

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 sliadmin@pitt.edu 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.

March 1, 2020

Program Fee: 


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.