1st-year Czech

10 weeks: June 3 – August 9, 2019
10 Week Hybrid Program: Pittsburgh + Prague, Czech Republic
Academic Credit: 
10 credits

Students may add a 4-week abroad component onto the 6-week domestic Czech program. The abroad portion takes place at EnglishLink Language School in Prague, Czech Republic. While there, students will continue their intensive language classes and also participate in an extensive excursion program including trips to the Unesco Cultural Heritage site, Kutná Hora; ŘÍP Mountain; the Karlštejn Castle; The Theresienstadt Museum of the Holocaust; and visits to many other local museums and landmarks in and around Prague.

Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees

Pittsburgh and Prague, Czech Republic


While in Pittsburgh, students may select to live in the dormitories (approx. $33/night) or locate an apartment to sublet. Students are responsible for the cost of housing in Pittsburgh. In Prague, students will live in university dorms.

Note: The price of housing abroad is included in the program cost.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

All are eligible

Simply check the necessary box on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.

For priority consideration, please complete your SLI application by March 1, 2019. Students may continue to apply for the SLI and SLI scholarships until June 1, 2019 or until scholarship funds are depleted.

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Awards:
Full tuition funding + $2,500 living stipend.

US citizens currently enrolled in a US institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students applying for language programs at the 2nd-year level or higher

Complete this application and send it to manukyan1@pitt.edu. Include two letters of recommendation from professors with your application. Letters should comment on your aptitude for language learning and/or the relevance of the SLI language you intend to study to your overall academic and/or career goals.

March 1, 2019
Note: If you wish to have your Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship application considered for a possible advantage based on financial need, please submit a copy of the Student Aid Report generated from your current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to manukyan1@pitt.eduby the March 1, 2019 application deadline. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.

Program Fee: 

In-state student = $8,850; out-of-state student = $9,050 + University fees (approximately $250) Note: the cost does not include international airfare, meals, or housing in Pittsburgh.

Note: The cost of housing in Prague and all program-organized excursions while abroad are included in this cost.