SACC Scholarship for Summer Study

of Slovak Language & Culture


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

Pittsburgh-Based In-Person or Synchronous Online 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 or online (roughly $4,900 tuition + fees; room & board are separate)

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

Please explore the SLI website for a detailed description: (overview of the program) (description of Slovak program)

SLI also offers scholarships for the summer program, and we encourage students to apply for both an SLI as well as an SACC scholarship.

Please complete your application to SLI and the SLI-based scholarship by March 1 for priority consideration.

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

Slovakia-Based Summer Programs Affiliated wtih Comenius University

1) Summer University of Slovak Language & Culture

-- Accredited program in its 29th year & affiliated with Comenius University

-- Please check website for updates: 

-- Historically a three-week program taking place in July

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

-- Tuition, room & board approximately $1,500

-- Takes place in Modra, Slovakia

2) Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS)

-- Accredited program in its 56th year & affiliated with Comenius University

-- Please check website for updated information on this year's format (in-person/online/hybrid) (typically updated in April)

-- Website:

-- Classes begin on first Monday of August (August 2, 2021 this year)

-- Two- or Three-week program, depending on format, with classes & activities offered Monday through Saturday

-- If online, classes begin for North America-based students at 9am EST

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

-- Open to students ages 18 and over

-- Takes place in Bratislava at Comenius University; students reside in dormitories

-- Tuition roughly 700 euro for classes only, plus 20 euro/day for accommodations if in-person (altogether roughly $1,500)

-- US Contact: Ms. Renata Kamenarova,


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