Summer Language Programs

By Kathleen Evans-Romaine

AATSEEL compiles information on U.S.-based summer programs in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian languages and cultures. The information below was provided in September 2016 and is subject to change. Please contact programs directly for details and updates. Program directors; send updates for future Newsletters to cli@asu.edu.

Arizona State University

Institution:                  Arizona State University

Language(s):                Albanian, Armenian, BCS, Hebrew, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Uzbek

Location(s):                 Arizona, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals, high-school students are eligible. (1) Non-ASU students are eligible. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Dates:                          Vary (See website)

Credits:                       8 — 13 (2)

Tuition/Fees:               Flat fee: $900 (3)

Housing:                      Available for additional fee

Meals:                         Available for additional fee

Proficiency Testing:    Included (4)

Average class size:     12 for Russian in Arizona; 2–5 for all other languages

Size of Program:          200 students

Funding:                      Title VIII Graduate Fellowships, Melikian Undergraduate Scholarships, ROTC Project GO Scholarships, other awards for individual languages.

Website:                      http://cli.asu.edu

App. Deadline:           2017 January 27

Application Site:         http://cli.asu.edu/

Admission Is:              Competitive until Jan. 27, then first-come first-served

Contact:                      cli@asu.edu

Special Features:

  • Flat Fee: $900 flat fee for 8 to 13 credits (housing, food, study-abroad fees not included)
  • Study Abroad: Elementary courses include optional study-abroad components. Higher levels are conducted overseas. See website for details.
  • Mentoring program: Career & grant-writing workshops and mentoring programs open to all participants in Arizona.

Footnotes:

  • Participants under 18 require guardian permission to reside in dorms or participate in study abroad programs.
  • Number of credits depends on the number of courses and study-abroad programs a student attends. See website for details.
  • Flat fee covers academic fees and co-curricular activities only. Room, board, study-abroad fees are not included.
  • CLI provides each student an in-house proficiency estimate. Formal, externally administered assessments are available for an additional fee.

Beloit

Institution:                  Beloit College Center for Language Studies

Language(s):                Chinese, English as a Second Language, Japanese, Russian

Location(s):                 Beloit, WI

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals, high-school students are eligible. (1) Non-Beloit students are eligible. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Dates:                          June 19 – August 4

Credits:                       8 semester hours

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      Available for an additional fee

Meals:                         Available for an additional fee

Proficiency Testing:    Included (2)

Average class size:      6 students

Size of Program:          60 students

Funding:                      Scholarships available

Website:                      www.beloit.edu/cls

App. Deadline:           Rolling

Application Site:         https://summer.beloit.edu/

Admission Is:              Rolling

Contact:                      cls@beloit.edu or 608-363-2373

Special Features:         Dawn til dusk language policy

Footnotes:                   (1) Participants should be age 16 or older. Students who are 15 are considered on a case by case basis. Participants under 18 may require guardian permission to live on-campus.

Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr College Russian Language Institute

Language:                    Russian

Location:                     Bryn Mawr, PA

Credits:                       1 unit for 4 week program; 2 units for 8 week program

Dates:                          See website

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    Available

Average class size:      5 to 10 students

Size of program:          Varies

Funding:                      RLI scholarship awards

Web site:                     http://www.brynmawr.edu/rli/

App. Deadline:           See website

Contact:                      Billie Jo Ember, Assistant Director, rli@brynmawr.edu

Columbia University Russian Practicum

Institution:                  Columbia University

Language(s):                Russian

Location(s):                 New York, NY

Eligibility:                   undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, and high-school students; Columbia and non-Columbia students

Dates:                          see website

Credits:                       4–8

Tuition/Fees:               Flat tuition, $4,400 per course

Housing:                      Not included in fee; on-campus housing available

Meals:                         Not included

Proficiency Testing:    Provided

Average class size:      7

Size of Program:          30

Funding:                      None

Website:                      http://www.ce.columbia.edu/summer

App. Deadline:           Late May, 2016

Application Site:         http://www.ce.columbia.edu/summer

Admission Is:              First come, first served

Contact:                      Dr. Alla Smyslova, as2157@columbia.edu

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Institution:                  Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Language(s):                Russian

Location(s):                 Riga, Latvia and Moscow, Russia

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, Non-Georgia Tech students are eligible, non-US citizens are eligible

Dates:                          9 weeks, exact dates T.B.A., see website

Credits:                       9 credits

Tuition/Fees:               T.B.A., see website

Housing:                      Homestays with Russian families

Meals:                         Breakfast and dinner in homestay

Proficiency Testing:    unofficial ACTFL testing, official arranged for those who require it for a scholarship

Average class size:      6

Size of Program:          16-20

Funding:                      see website

Website:                      http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/lbat/russia

App. Deadline:           See website

Application Site:         http://www.oie.gatech.edu/sa/application

Admission Is:              competitive

Contact:                      Stuart Goldberg, sgoldberg@gatech.edu

Special Features:

  • Homestays with Russian families
  • Partial language pledge (only Russian with families, instructors, director, students and staff of host university)
  • Site visits to businesses

Harvard University

Institution:                  Harvard Summer School

Language(s):                Russian and Ukrainian

Location(s):                 Cambridge, Massachusetts

Eligibility:                   Please see website

Dates:                          Please see website

Credits:                       Please see website

Tuition/Fees:               Please see website

Housing:                      Please see website

Meals:                         Please see website

Proficiency Testing:    Please see website

Average class size:      30

Size of Program:          TBA

Funding:                      Financial aid available for some programs. Please see website.

Website:                      http://slavic.fas.harvard.edu/summerslavic

App. Deadline:           Please see website

Contact:                      summer@dcemail.harvard.edu

Indiana University

Institution:                  Indiana University

Language(s):                Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese, Estonian, Haitian Creole,                                      Hungarian, Japanese, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian,                                                             Turkish, Ukrainian

Location(s):                 Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, high-school students are eligible (1)

Dates:                          June 5 – July 28, 2017

Credits:                       4-10 credits (2)

Tuition/Fees:               Vary (see website)

Housing:                      Available for additional fee

Meals:                                     Available for additional fee

Proficiency Testing:    Included for most funding recipients

Average class size:      8-10 students

Size of Program:          200 students

Funding:                      Title VIII Fellowships, ROTC Project GO Scholarships, FLAS Fellowships

Website:                      http://indiana.edu/~swseel/

App. Deadline:           May 1, 2017

Application Site:         http://indiana.edu/~swseel/

Admission Is:              Competitive

Contact:                      swseel@indiana.edu

Special Features:

  • Cultural Programming: Regularly offered lectures, films, cooking and art demonstrations.
  • Career Series: Information sessions with recruiters from major federal agencies.

Footnotes:

(1) High school students must be at least 17 years of age and of rising or graduating senior status.

(2) Numbers of credits depends on language and length of course. See website for details.

 

Johns Hopkins University

Institution:                  Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Language(s):                Arabic, Chinese, Russian

Location(s):                 Washington, D.C.

Eligibility:                   Graduate students, undergraduate students, professionals

Dates:                          June 5- July 27, 2017

Credits:                       See website

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    See website

Average class size:      3-12

Size of Program:         Varies

Funding:                      None

Website:                      https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/summer-programs ; https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/part-time-and-non-degree-programs

App. Deadline:            For summer 2017: May 31

Application Site:         https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/summer-programs#how-apply

Admission Is:              Rolling

Contact:                      sais.summer@jhu.edu or sais.nondegree@jhu.edu; 202-663-5671

Special Features:

  • The Language Institute at SAIS is unique for emphasizing political, economic and international topics. In addition to receiving formal classroom instruction, students have access to SAIS’s Multimedia Language Center to explore the languages through interactive technology and software programs.
  • SAIS is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. in Dupont Circle and along Embassy Row. SAIS is close to the White House, U.S. Capitol and World Bank, and neighbors include think tanks, embassies, and corporate and federal offices. SAIS’s main campus in Washington gives students access to and unparalleled networking opportunities with the world’s most influential individuals and institutions.

Middlebury College

Institution:                  The Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ Summer Intensive Language Program

Language(s):                Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish

Location(s):                 Monterey, CA

Eligibility:                   All undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals, and (1) high-school students over 18 years of age are eligible. Non-Middlebury Institute students are eligible. (2) Non-US citizens are eligible.

Dates:                          June 15 – August 9, 2017

Credits:                      8 undergraduate credits; 4 graduate.

Tuition/Fees:               $4,175, plus $50 application fee.

Housing:                      Independent. Resources provided.

Meals:                         Not provided

Proficiency Testing:    Included, pre-admission and during orientation

Average class size:      8 students

Size of Program:          120 students

Funding:                      Outside scholarships welcome: FLAS, AmeriCorp Segal, Lynn Sandstedt Scholarship, Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program. Some internal scholarships may also be available.

Website:                      http://go.miis.edu/silp

App. Deadline:           April 15, 2017

Application Site:          http://go.miis.edu/silpapply

Admission Is:              Open on December 1, 2016 until April 15, 2017. Looking for qualified and motivated applicants.

Contact:                      Rachel Muradyan languages@miis.edu

Special Features:

  • Intensive: Four and half hours of instruction, plus 3-5 hours of homework each night
  • Emphasis on real-world language learning and usage. Themes included the Russian athlete doping scandal, Latin American health care systems, and cyber security in China
  • Free daily tutoring and language career advising

Footnotes:

  • Must be over 18 years of age or between 16-17 with a local parental guardian
  • F-1 and J-1 visa support is provided

 

Middlebury College

Institution:                  Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College

Language(s):                Russian

Location(s):                 Middlebury, VT

Eligibility:                   All levels; open to undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, professionals, etc.

Dates:                          8-week Session, 6-week Graduate Session, 1-week Refresher Course

Credits:                       Up to 12 semester hours (8-week Session)

Tuition/Fees:               Varies by program (see website)

Housing:                      Included

Meals:                         Included

Proficiency Testing:    Unofficial, for placement and assessment of progress

Average class size:      8

Size of Program:          185

Funding:                      Need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships

Website:                      http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian

App. Deadline:           Priority deadline Nov. 15, merit scholarship deadline Dec. 15

Application Site:         http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/apply

Admission Is:              Competitive for financial aid (apply as early as possible)

Contact:                      schoolofrussian@middlebury.edu

Special Features:

  • 24/7 immersion featuring the Language Pledge©
  • 8 levels of study, introductory through graduate
  • Cocurricular activities: coursework is complemented by rich and diverse cultural program
  • Graduate courses can lead to MA or DML degree in Russian
  • 1-week Refresher Course to reactivate language skills

 

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Institution:                  Monterey Institute of International Studies

Language(s):                Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Location(s):                 Monterey, CA

Eligibility:                   At least 18 years old

Dates:                          June 15 – August 9

Credits:                       8

Tuition/Fees:               $4,225

Housing:                      See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    Placement testing

Average class size:      8–10

Size of Program:          130

Funding:                      See website

Website:                      http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/programs/summer

App. Deadline:           Mid-April 2017

Application Site:         http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/programs/summer/apply

Admission Is:              first-come, first-served

Contact:                      Alisyn Gruener, Enrollment Marketing Manager / 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940 / Telephone: 831.647.4115 / Fax: 831.647.3534 / Email: languages@miis.edu

Nazarbayev University

Institution:                  Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) / University of Arizona

Language(s):                Russian (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced/Superior), Kazakh (Elementary)

Location(s):                 Astana, Kazakhstan

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals

Dates:                          May 26 – July 23, 2017 (1)

Credits:                       Intensive Russian: 16 ECTS (8 Carnegie Credits), Elementary Kazakh: optional, not credit-bearing, an elective course in Eurasian Studies (taught in English): 6 ECTS (3 Carnegie Credits) (2)

Tuition/Fees:               $6500 (Intensive Russian only) or $7500 (Intensive Russian plus an elective in Eurasian Studies)

Housing:                      Included in the program cost, shared student dorm rooms (individual rooms are available for an additional fee)

Meals:                         Two meals per day are included in the program cost

Proficiency Testing:    Entrance and Exit Proficiency testing is included

Average class size:      15

Size of Program:          50 students

Funding:                      External sources of funding and scholarships are accepted

Website:                      http://shss.nu.edu.kz/shss/academics/ssres

App. Deadline:           March 1, 2017

Application Site:         http://shss.nu.edu.kz/shss/academics/ssres/ApplyingtoSSRES

Admission Is:              Apply directly through the program website, first-come first-served. American students may choose to apply through University of Arizona. For more information, contact Ludmila Klimanova, klimanova@email.arizona.edu

Contact:                     Victoria Thorstensson, Program Director, victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz

Special Features:

  • Extracurricular components include a “Eurasian Studies Lecture Series,” a film series, meetings with individual tutors, and daily cultural activities.
  • The program fee includes: an optional not credit-bearing course in Elementary Kazakh language and culture, a tutoring program, housing (shared rooms in student rooms; individual rooms are available for an extra fee), airport pick up / drop off, weekly excursions and cultural program, textbooks (to be returned to the library after the program), a gym pass, a meal plan (two meals per day in student cafeteria), visa support (invitation letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for L1 student visa).
  • Health insurance is available if students apply through the University of Arizona or can be purchased separately. Estimated additional expenses: $1600 airfare, $200 student visa, health insurance (costs vary).

Footnotes:

(1) Program dates include orientation, proficiency entrance and exit testing. The academic program length is 8 weeks. Intensive Russian classes will provide 120 hours of classroom instruction (3 hours a day, 5 days a week).

(2) For the list of available electives, check the program website.

University of California at Los Angeles

Institution:                University of California, Los Angeles

Language(s):              Russian (8-weeks), Romanian (6-weeks), Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (6-weeks)

Location(s):               Los Angeles, CA

Eligibility:                 Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals, high-school students are eligible. (1) Non-UCLA students are eligible. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Dates:                         June 26 – August 18 (8-week session), June 26 – August 4 (6-week session)

Credits:                      12 quarter units

Tuition/Fees:                         $2585 (UC student); $4479 (Non UC student) – prices subject to change

Proficiency Testing:  see website

Average class size:    10-20

Size of Program:       80-100

Website:                     http://summer.ucla.edu/; www.slavic.ucla.edu

App. Deadline:           see website

Application Site:       http://summer.ucla.edu/

Admission Is:                        First-come, first-served

Contact:                     slavic@humnet.ucla.edu

 

Footnotes:

(1) Please direct questions regarding the application process, fees, and dates to the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. Questions about the curriculum can be directed to the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures

University of Chicago

Institution:                  University of Chicago

Language(s):                see website

Location(s):                 Chicago

Eligibility:                   see website

Dates:                          see website

Credits:                       see website

Tuition/Fees:               see website

Housing:                      see website

Meals:                         see website

Proficiency Testing:    see website

Average class size:      see website

Size of Program:          see website

Funding:                      TBD

Website:                      http://summerlanguages.uchicago.edu

App. Deadline:           see website

Application Site:         http://summerlanguages.uchicago.edu

Admission Is:              see website

Contact:                      summerlanguages@uchicago.edu

 

University of Michigan

Institution:                  University of Michigan

Language(s):                Russian

Location(s):                 Ann Arbor, MI campus

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, working professionals, high-school students are eligible. Non-U-M students are eligible (1)

Dates:                          Vary (see website)

Credits:                       8 credits per course

Tuition/Fees:               Vary (2)

Housing:                      Not available

Meals:                         Not available

Proficiency Testing:    Not included

Average class size:      6–10

Size of Program:          N/A

Funding:                      FLAS fellowships are available (3)

Website:                      www.lsa.umich.edu/sli

App. Deadline:           Rolling until first day of class

Application Site:         www.lsa.umich.edu/sli

Admission Is:              Rolling (preference given to applications received by March 31)

Contact:                      Annie Varner, varnera@umich.edu, 734-763-4496

Footnotes:

(1) Application procedures vary for U-M students and external participants; see website for details.

(2) Two options are available: for-credit and not-for-credit; tuition and/or fees vary based on option chosen.

(3) FLAS Fellowship applications due in late January (http://ii.umich.edu/ii/flas).

University of Kansas

Institution:                  University of Kansas

Language(s):                Croatian

Location(s):                 Zadar, Croatia

Eligibility:                   Undergraduate and graduate students from US institutions. Non-KU students are eligible, non-US citizens are eligible IF admitted to a US institution. (1)

Dates:                          See website

Credits:                       See website

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                     See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    See website

Average class size:      See website

Size of Program:          See website

Funding:                      See website

Website:                      http://studyabroad.ku.edu/language-institute-zadar-croatia

App. Deadline:           See website

Application Site:        http://ku.studioabroad.com/?go=Croatia

Admission Is:             Open

Contact:                      smd@ku.edu or osa@ku.edu

Footnotes:

  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA and one year of college-level language instruction to be eligible for the program.

University of Pittsburgh

Institution:                  University of Pittsburgh Summer Language Institute

Language(s):                Arabic, Bosnian /Croatian/ Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian

Location(s):                 See website

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, high school students are eligible (1). Non-Pitt students are eligible. Non-US citizens are eligible

Dates:                          Vary (See website)

Credits:                       6-10 (2)

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    See website

Average class size:      12 (Russian); 7 (all other languages)

Size of Program:          130

Funding:                      See website

Website:                      www.sli.pitt.edu

App. Deadline:           See website

Application Site:         www.sli.pitt.edu

Admission Is:              First come-first served; rolling after March 7

Contact:                      Dawn Seckler; sliadmin@pitt.edu; Das200@pitt.edu; 412-648-9881

Footnotes:

(1) High school students with parent/guardian permission. Students must be 18 or older to participate in abroad programs.

(2) Number of credits varies by program, both in Pittsburgh and abroad. See website for details.

University of Virginia

Institution:                  University of Virginia Summer Language Institute

Language(s):                Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Tibetan

Location(s):                 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, rising juniors and seniors in high-school. Non-UVA students are eligible. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Dates:                          See website

Credits:                       See website

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      See website

Meals:                         See website

Proficiency Testing:    See website

Average class size:      10-15

Size of Program:          150 students

Funding:                      See website

Website:                      sli.virginia.edu

App. Deadline:           See website

Application Site:         sli.virginia.edu/apply

Admission Is:              First-come first-served

Contact:                      uvasli@virginia.edu

 

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Institution:                  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Language(s):                Russian (first and second year, third year pending funding)

Location(s):                 Madison, WI

Eligibility:                   Undergraduate, Graduate, Working Professionals

Dates:                          Mid-June to Mid-August, 2017

Credits:                       8

Tuition/Fees:               UW tuition/fees, $2,604 (in-state) to $7,416 (out-of-state)

Housing:                      Not included

Meals:                         Not included

Proficiency Testing:    Not included

Average class size:      8

Size of Program:          30

Funding:                      Project GO (ROTC only)

Website:                      www.gns.wisc.edu

App. Deadline:           Mid-May

Application Site:         For those who are not current UW-Madison students, apply as a University Special Student at least one month before classes begin: www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising/apply.htm

Admission Is:              First-come, first-served

Contact:                      Dr. Anna Tumarkin, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, atumarki@wisc (608) 262-3498

 

Yale University

Institution:                  Yale at the Hermitage

Language(s):                Russian Language (Second Year, Third Year, or Advanced) and Culture

Location(s):                 Yale University in New Haven (2 weeks and 4 days) and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia (5 weeks and 1 day)

Eligibility:                   Prerequisites: two semesters of Russian or higher –

Dates:                          May 29 – June 24, 2017

Credits:                       Second Year and Culture (4 Yale course credits); Third Year and Culture (4 Yale course credits); Advanced Language and Culture (2 Yale course credits)

Tuition/Fees:               $7,800 (in 2016)

Housing:                      Selected host families in the center of the city

Meals:                         Breakfast and dinner with the host family

Proficiency Testing:    N/A

Average class size:     6-12

Size of Program:        Up to 22 total

Funding:

Website:

App. Deadline:           February 15, 2017

Application Site:         http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs

Admission Is:              Competitive until February 15, 2017

Contact:                      Carney, Megan megan.carney@yale.edu

Special Features:

  • All classes are held in the Hermitage Museum.
  • All students have special passes to any part of the Hermitage at any time via “staff only” entrance.
  • Trips to all major museums and exhibitions, historical monuments, Imperial palaces and parks, two extensive bus tours of the city, several banquets at Russian and Georgian restaurants, a trip to the famous Mariinsky Theater for an opera or a ballet, a boat trip on the rivers and canals of the city, a hydrofoil trip to the Grand Peterhof, as well as a three-day trip to Moscow on a luxury night train with sleeping accommodations, and a two-day bus trip to Novgorod.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/ Bard College

Institution:                  YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/ Bard College

Language(s):                Yiddish

Location(s):                 New York, NY

Eligibility:                   Undergraduates, graduate students, non-students, professionals, post-professionals, high school students are eligible

Dates:                          Late June through early August – see website for exact dates.

Credits:                       See website

Tuition/Fees:               See website

Housing:                      Not included

Meals:                         Not included

Proficiency Testing:    See website

Average class size:      8-10

Size of Program:          40

Funding:                      See website

Website:                      https://summerprogram.yivo.org/

App. Deadline:           See website

Application Site:         https://summerprogram.yivo.org/Apply

Admission Is:              Competitive

Contact:                      Leah Falk, Programs Coordinator lfalk@yivo.cjh.org 212-294-8301