For the 20th year in a row, the University of Kansas is offering a unique Intensive Summer Language and Culture program in L’viv, Ukraine. This year’s program will take place June 4-July 18.
This six-week program offers a unique opportunity for students to study intensive Ukrainian language and area studies (political transition, society, economics, culture, etc.) in L'viv. Instruction is provided by regular faculty of L'viv University who have experience teaching American students. The program offers 150 class contact hours of language instruction, and students earn six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.
In addition to taking language and area courses, students will work with individual L'viv faculty on a research topic associated with their stateside field of concentration. The program includes a round-table discussion with representatives of several Ukrainian political parties. An on-site Program Director from the KU faculty accompanies the students.
The Program includes numerous teacher-accompanied excursions in and around L'viv, including the historic city center, various churches, and museums of history, ethnography, and architecture. The Program also includes three excursions outside L'viv: a three-day trip to the capital city of Kyiv; a two-day trip to the Carpathian mountains, with visits to Mukacheve and Uzhorod; and a one-day trip to the medieval castle of Olesko.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have a stated interested in learning Ukrainian – no previous language study required.
The program meets the requirements for Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship funding. Students applying for FLAS funding for the program can request a breakdown of the costs by emailing Justine at ku dot edu. Students interested in applying for KU FLAS funding should visit http://www.flas.ku.edu.
For more detailed information regarding costs and dates, as well as to begin the online application, visit http://www.studyabroad.ku.edu/?go=Ukraine.
The application deadline for the summer institutes is March 1, 2013.
Hamilton, J. [SEELANGS] 20th Ukrainian Summer Language Institute in L'viv. SEELANGS listserv (SEELANGS@LISTSERV.UA.EDU, 27 Jan 2013).