Programs

Pitt's SLI offers Pittsburgh-based, hybrid (i.e., Pittsburgh + an abroad option), and abroad-only language programs. Please select your language area of interest from the options below to discover the range of opportunities available.

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Language Level Location Duration
tooltip[qtip:Russian|June 5 – July 28, 2017. 8 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am -3pm; includes weekly films, lectures, and Russian singing classes. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of Russian language study as well as Project GO-awarded ROTC students.] 1st-4th Pittsburgh 8 Weeks
tooltip[qtip: Russian|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located at the University of Pittsburgh from June 5 – July 14 and at Moscow State University July 17- August 11. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend weekly films, lectures, and Russian singing classes; while in Russia, students participate in an extensive excursion program including a 4-day trip to St. Petersburg. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of Russian language study.] 1st-4th Pittsburgh + Moscow 10 Weeks
tooltip[qtip: Russian|June 5 – July 28 (8 weeks, specific dates TBA). 8 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at Narva College of the University of Tartu in Narva, Estonia a Russian-speaking city on Estonia’s Russian border. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes weekly lectures, excursions, and Russian singing classes. Available to Project GO-awarded ROTC students at the 2nd or 4th year of Russian language study.] 2nd-4th Narva, Estonia for ROTC 8 Weeks

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Language Level Location Duration
tooltip[qtip: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films and lectures. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year level.] 1st-3rd Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of B/C/S study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held in at the Institute of Foreign Languages in Podgorica, Montenegro. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Podgorica, students participate in an extensive excursion program including trips to Cetinje, Lovcen, Petrovac, the ancient Roman settlement of Duklja, and an optional trip to Dubrovnik. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year level.] 1st-3rd Pittsburgh + Podgorica 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Bulgarian|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films and lectures. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component held in Sofia, Bulgaria; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students beginning their pursuit of Bulgarian.] 1st Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Bulgarian|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of Bulgarian study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held in at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Sofia, students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh + Sofia 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Bulgarian|July 17 – August 11, 2017. 4 credits; equivalent to 1 semester of academic-year study. Students who have completed one academic year of Bulgarian language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect to participate in the 4-week abroad program held at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, and students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 2nd-year level.] 2nd Sofia 4 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Czech|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films and lectures. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component held in Prague, Czech Republic; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students beginning their pursuit of Czech.] 1st Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Czech|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of Czech language study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held in Prague, Czech Republic. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Prague, students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh + Prague 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Czech|July 3 – August 11, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Students who have completed one academic year of Czech language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect to participate in this 6-week abroad program held in Prague, Czech Republic. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, and students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 2nd and 3rd-year levels.] 2nd-3rd Prague 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Hungarian|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component held in Debrecen, Hungary; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students beginning their pursuit of Hungarian.] 1st Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Hungarian|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of Hungarian language study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held at the Debrecen Summer School in Debrecen, Hungary. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Debrecen, students participate in extensive excursion and cultural programs. Available to students at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh + Debrecen 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Polish|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component held in Krakow, Poland; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students at the 1st and 2nd-year of Polish study.] 1st-2nd Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Polish|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of Polish study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held in in Krakow, Poland. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Krakow, students participate in extensive cultural and excursion programs, including a three-day trip to Warsaw. Available to students at the 1st and 2nd-year of Polish study.] 1st-2nd Pittsburgh + Krakow 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Polish|July 17 – August 11, 2017. 4 or 6 credits; roughly equivalent to 1 semester of academic-year study. The 6 credit course runs from July 3 - August 11. Students who have completed one academic year of Polish language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect to participate in a 4- week abroad program held in Krakow, Poland; students who have completed two academic years of Polish language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect a 6-week abroad option. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, and students participate in an extensive excursion program in and around Krakow. Available to students at the 2nd and 3rd-year levels.] 2nd-3rd Krakow 4 or 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Serbian|July 17 – August 11, 2017. 4 credits; equivalent to 1 semester of academic-year study. Students who have completed two academic years’ of B/C/S study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect to participate in the 4-week abroad program held at the Institute of Foreign Languages in Podgorica, Montenegro. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, and students participate in an extensive excursion program including trips to Cetinje, Lovcen, Petrovac, the ancient Roman settlement of Duklja, and an optional trip to Dubrovnik. Available to students at the 3rd-year level.] 3rd Podgorica 4 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Slovak|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Students may select to add an additional 4-week abroad component held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic; please see the 10 credit option. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year levels of Slovak.] 1st-3rd Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Slovak|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 10 credits; roughly equivalent to 3 semesters of academic-year study. Students may combine 6 weeks of Slovak language study at the University of Pittsburgh with a 4-week abroad component held in at the Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. While in Pittsburgh students attend supplemental films, lectures, and cooking and singing classes; while in Bratislava, students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year levels.] 1st-3rd Pittsburgh + Bratislava 10 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Slovak|July 17 – August 11, 2017. 4 credits; equivalent to 1 semester of academic-year study. Students who have completed one academic year of Slovak language study and who pass a pre-program placement test may elect to participate in the 4-week abroad program held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, and students participate in an extensive excursion program. Available to students at the 2nd and 3rd-year level.] 2nd-3rd Bratislava 4 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Ukrainian|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Available at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh 6 weeks

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Language Level Location Duration
tooltip[qtip: Arabic|June 5 – July 28, 2017. 8 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Focus is on Levantine Arabic, spoken in the Levant region which includes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan. Available at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh 8 Weeks
tooltip[qtip: Persian (Farsi)|June 5 – July 14, 2017. 6 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Available to students at the first-year level. Students interested in Tajik will take an additional two weeks and complete an 8-week/8-credit program.] 1st Pittsburgh 6 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Persian (Farsi/Tajik)|June 5 – August 11, 2017. 8 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Available to students at the first-year level. This unique opportunity pairs the teaching of Farsi with the teaching of Tajik. Students will be taught Farsi, though throughout the program comparisons to Tajik will be made. The final two weeks will exclusively focus on Tajik..] 1st Pittsburgh 8 weeks
tooltip[qtip: Turkish|June 5 – July 28, 2017. 8 credits; equivalent to one academic year of study. Located entirely at the University of Pittsburgh. Intensive language classes meet Monday-Friday 9am-3pm; includes supplemental activities such as films, lectures, and cooking classes. Available at the 1st-year level.] 1st Pittsburgh 8 Weeks

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