Language Training: Ukrainian Summer Institute 2018 (Harvard U.)

Deadline is March 12, 2018 for financial aid and April 16, 2018 for students not seeking financial aid

The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) is now accepting applications for its 2018 program. 
Program Dates: June 23-August 11, 2018 
HUSI offers seven weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies. Students earn academic credit while studying at an Ivy League university and exploring the dynamic city that surrounds it. The program is designed for graduate students and undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Limited financial assistance is available.

Application Deadlines:
• March 12 for all applicants seeking financial aid
• April 16 for applicants who need an F-1 student visa (but not requesting financial aid)
• All others: See the Harvard Summer School website for deadlines and course registration
HUSI students typically take eight credits: either the language course or the two subject matter courses; however, students can choose to combine a HUSI course with a course in another field available through Harvard Summer School. (Note: Only students taking eight credits with HUSI are eligible for HUSI financial support.)
2018 Courses:
• Revolutionary Ukraine: Avant-garde Literature and Film from 1917 to the Euromaidan of 2014 with George Grabowicz (4 credits)
• Laboratory of Modernity: Society, Culture and Politics in Ukraine, 1800-Present with Serhiy Bilenky (4 credits)
• Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge with Volodymyr Dibrova (8 credits)
“The HUSI program is special because it means taking part in a community, not just a course,” said Megan Duncan Smith. “Each participant in this community brings different experiences of Ukraine and different interests. The Institute brings together an unparalleled group of scholars. Coursework is supplemented by lectures and films. The coursework itself was essential for my dissertation, but the opportunity to make lasting connections with fellow students and scholars was equally valuable.”
 What makes HUSI different? 
• Study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world
• Access Harvard’s immense library system 
• Use the largest Ucrainica collection outside Eastern Europe 
• Visit Harvard’s world-renowned museums 
• Take advantage of all that the vibrant city of Cambridge has to offer
• Socialize with peers and experts at formal and informal gatherings
Read about the HUSI experience in the words of our alumni: Questions may be directed to Serhiy Bilenky, HUSI Director, at 647-687-4953 or by email at