The Summer Language Institue (SLI) is accepting applications on a rolling basis in anticipation of our 2020 institute. Current and prospective applicants should visit our Funding page to learn about scholarship opportunities to help you fund your studies at SLI. Reach out at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about our programs, funding your study, or how SLI can help you achieve your language learning objectives.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute celebrates a 30-year tradition of passionate teaching and proven results. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages and proficiency-based instruction, SLI offers courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. 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. All program applicants are eligible for scholarship funding, regardless of student status. Thanks to the scholarship program, SLI is one of the most affordable accredited programs for intensive language study in the US and attracts students from every region of the country.
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!