SACC Scholarship for Summer Study

of Slovak Language & Culture


Each scholarship of $1,000 funds the payment of tuition, fees, room & board to attend one of the below summer programs to study Slovak language & culture. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Upon completion, SACC kindly requests scholarship recipients to share reflections about their experiences, either live or through video. The programs below are open to students and motivated learners ages 18 and over.

Slovakia-Based Summer Programs Affiliated wtih Comenius University

1) July program: "Summer University of Slovak Language & Culture," an accredited program in its 29th year:   OR


2) August program: "Studia Academica Slovaca," an accredited program in its 55th year:  


Brief Description of the Slovakia-Based Programs for Slovak Language & Culture

- 3 weeks, taking place each summer in July (for #1 above) or August (#2)

- Open to high school graduates age 18 and over (or 17-yr-olds with adult attending)

- Takes place in Modra, Slovakia (#1 above) or Bratislava, Slovakia (#2)

- Includes language course work (beginner through advanced language) + extra-curricular activities + excursions

- Includes room & board in a dormitory

- Comenius University typically updates its websites for summer language programs in April

- Tuition, room & board approximate cost is $1,500

U.S.-Based Summer Program: Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) offers a unique intensive Slovak summer program that includes a study abroad option in Bratislava.

The Slavic department at the University of Pittsburgh prides itself on being a principal center for the teaching of Slovak language and culture in all of North America. SLI is the only US-based summer intensive program to offer Slovak at beginner through advanced levels.

- 6 weeks of intensive Slovak at SLI in Pittsburgh (roughly $4,900 tuition + fees; room & board are separate) (in 2020 the program 

  is online)

- followed by 4 weeks of optional continued language study and cultural immersion in Bratislava (roughly $9,060 altogether)

More information about the domestic and hybrid programs can be found here:

SLI accepts undergraduates, graduates, and highly-motivated non-affiliated learners.


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