Summer Language Institute (University of Pittsburgh)

Priority Deadline for best funding: March 1, 2024

Accepting applications for SLI’s 2024 summer intensive language programs!

The Summer Language Institute ( at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications to summer 2024 programs in Pittsburgh and abroad, as well as to our trademark 10-week Pitt+abroad programs and Ukrainian Internship program. SLI is planning a primarily in-person program in 2024, but will offer a limited number of online, synchronous sections for some of our most in-demand languages, and we welcome inquiries from students about the availability of their preferred instructional format.  

Our priority application due date for best funding consideration is March 1, which is also the deadline to be considered for a Summer FLAS Fellowship from Pitt’s REEES. Our 2024 languages are: 

Arabic (Beginning-Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning-4th-year) 

            Also offering study abroad in Montenegro 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning-4th-year) 

      Also offering study abroad in the Czech Republic 

Hebrew (Beginning) *Program pilot year, Hebrew will have a unique start date of June 24 

Hungarian (Beginning) 

            Program aligned for participation in IU’s 4-week study abroad in Hungary after SLI 

Polish (Beginning-4th-year) 

            Also offering study abroad in Poland 

Russian (Beginning-5th-year) 

Now offering a new level of 5th-year Intensive Professional Russian

Slovak (Beginning-4th year) 

            Also offering study abroad in Slovakia 

Turkish (Beginning-Intermediate) 

Ukrainian (Beginning-Intermediate) 

            Also offering Ukrainian Internship

For specific program offerings, dates, and links to our applications, visit: 

SLI Program Highlights:

Intensive language training2 semester’s worth of academic credit (6-10 credits) and the corresponding proficiency gains in one summer 

Generous scholarships available: all applicants eligible to apply for scholarship support from SLI (including non-Pitt, out-of-state students and not-currently-enrolled language learners) 

Cultural enrichment through films, lectures, masterclasses on arts, music, and movement, extra-curriculars, excursions, ethnic picnics, and more 

A diverse student body of undergraduate and graduate students from institutions all around the country and highly-motivated, non-student learners 

Expert teaching faculty of highly experienced, dedicated, friendly, and inspiring language teachers  

SLI celebrates a 35-year tradition of passionate teaching and proven results. Students who complete SLI programs rapidly acquire language proficiency and cultural competency, while enjoying the camaraderie of other motivated language learners and friendly, experienced instructors. Enjoy the culturally rich, urban environment of University of Pittsburgh’s main campus or come abroad with us! 

To explore our programs and apply: 

Direct questions to SLI Director, Kathleen Manukyan:  

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