- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, United States, Bosnia
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Other
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Language
- Sub-Categories: Arabic, Russian, Slavic Languages
- Selective: No
- Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: Yes
The Summer Language Institute is a primarily in-person program with a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Enjoy the diverse, urban environment of University of Pittsburgh’s main campus, the fully immersive experience of study abroad, or a combination of both. Learn a language – discover the world!
SLI is a primarily in-person program for undergraduate and graduate students. High school students ages 16 and up who demonstrate the requisite maturity to succeed in an intensive college-level course may apply to attend. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer.
Students who complete SLI programs rapidly acquire language proficiency and deepen their understanding of a foreign culture. Every day, students receive intensive language training in both spoken and written modes. Small class sizes ensure constant interaction with experienced instructors. A rich program of lectures, films, music, cooking, picnics, and excursions provides students the opportunity to explore the cultures they are studying while socializing in their target languages.
SLI is proud to support undergraduates, graduate students, non-traditional students, and motivated adult language learners with generous scholarships.