Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Russian | Summer Language Institute

Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Russian

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th-Year Russian

8 Weeks in Pittsburgh

Applications to the 2021 SLI Russian program are now closed and classes are underway. Check back in the late summer for more information about the 2022 SLI Russian program!

Russian at the beginning, intermediate and advanced, and 4th-year levels taught at the SLI provides the equivalent of one academic year's worth of study. SLI will be offering Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Russian in-person and online during the summer of 2021. Fourth Year Russian will be only online synchronous.

Russian classes will meet Monday - Friday from 11:00 am - 3:50 pm ET for 5 academic hours per day with a break for lunch. In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Russian films, lectures on politics and culture, and activities featuring the cultures of the Russian-speaking world on topics such as art, music, movement, and cuisine.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us about your language learning goals in Russian for summer 2021!

Duration: 
8 weeks: June 7 - July 30, 2021
Academic Credit: 
8 Credits
Eligibility: 
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students and to non-matriculated, motivated language learners, such as working professionals and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions.

Location: 

Pittsburgh or online

Housing: 

SLI students may arrange for their own housing off campus or may choose to live in a dormitory on campus. Housing costs are not included in the program fee.

Funding Opportunity: 

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

ELIGIBILITY:
All are eligible

TO APPLY:
Complete the SLI Scholarship Questionnaire on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.

SLI APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Complete your application for an SLI scholarship by March 1, 2021 for priority consideration. After March 1st, scholarship availability is not guaranteed and applications will only be considered on a first come, first served basis until funding is depleted.

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

ELIGIBILITY:
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. Under certain circumstances, graduate students may be eligible for FLAS funding to study non-Russian languages at the first-year level; please contact sliadmin@pitt.edu for more information.

TO APPLY:
Complete the SLI FLAS Questionnaire on the application and include two (total) letters of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application. The FLAS questionnaire requests a one-page personal statement. Applicants who wish for consideration of financial need may submit a current FAFSA Student Aid Report. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks for you to receive your Student Aid Report after filing your FAFSA.

SLI FLAS APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1, 2021

Program Fee: 

$6,208 + university fees (in recent years approx. $260)

Note: Cost does not include accommodations or meals. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to set up a student account with the College of General Studies (CGS) after admission to SLI in order to enroll. CGS has waived their application fee for summer 2021 and that process will not incur any costs this year.

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th-year Russian

10 Week Hybrid Program in Pittsburgh + Moscow

Announcement: The Russian Pitt+abroad program is not currently accepting applications for the 2021 program due to travel restrictions in place in connection with the COVID-19 mitigation effort and uncertainty surrounding the date when Pitt's study abroad programs will resume. This page will be updated should circumstances allow SLI to run its abroad program in Moscow. Students interested in studying Russian in the summer are encouraged to apply to SLI's 8-week domestic program in Pittsburgh or online.

This program begins with 5 weeks of intensive study in Pittsburgh followed by 5 weeks in Moscow.  While in Pittsburgh, students attend classes Monday - Friday; in addition to language study, the curriculum includes weekly films, lectures, and Russian singing classes.  Intensive language study continues in Moscow and is complemented by an extensive excursion program that includes a tour of the Kremlin and Red Square, a visit to the Tretiakovsky Museum, opportunities to visit a space museum and Soviet exhibition site.  The program concludes with a 4-day trip to St. Petersburg.

Duration: 
N/A - not currently accepting applications
Academic Credit: 
10 credits
Eligibility: 
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students and to non-matriculated, motivated language learners, such as working professionals and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions. In Moscow, students participate in a full program of excursions within Moscow and trips to other Russian cities.

Location: 

Pittsburgh and Moscow, Russia

Housing: 

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 Moscow, students will live in university dorms.

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

Funding Opportunity: 

N/A - not currently accepting applications

Program Fee: 

N/A - not currently accepting applications