Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

1st-Year BCS in Arizona

First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian [apply]
Students with no previous experience learn to understand Balkan culture and to speak BCS at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, preparing them to participate in elementary activities in CLI's Summer in Sarajevo program.

COURSE DATES
May 31 to July 15, 2016

ACADEMIC CREDIT
1st-Year:
8 credits of BCS 101/102

2nd-Year:
8 credits of BCS 201/202

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

LOCATION
Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. Anchored on one end by gleaming office towers and on the other by the university, with a mix of eccentric and upscale establishments, Mill Avenue caters to both international students and international businesses. 

Palo Verde East DormitoryHOUSING
CLI offers language-segregated on-campus housing in the Palo Verde East dormitory (PVE).

PVE offers double-occupancy rooms for $16.50/day. This includes utilities, internet, and basic cable. Two rooms share a pass-through bathroom.

PVE offers single-occupancy rooms for $30.75/day. PVE singles are identical to doubles, but with only one occupant. They share a pass-through bathroom and have two sets of furniture.

Bed linens are available for an additional one-time $20 charge.

PVE has kitchens on each floor, but they are shared among all residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so participants should not rely on them for their meals.

Each floor of PVE has a free-of-charge laundry room.

Microfridge/microwave units are available for rent.

DINING
CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers pay-as-you-go summer dining in Barrett Honors Hall or the food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses Map for details on food-court options.)

OFF-CAMPUS OPTIONS
CLI students are not required to live in PVE or to eat on campus. Summer sublets are generally available near the ASU campus. Price and quality vary. CLI does not assist with off campus housing arrangements.

All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.

 

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS Department of State Seal

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $1 500 for the study of 1st-Year BCS in CLI-Arizona.

 [apply] 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS 

Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $900 for superior applicants to study BCS in CLI-Arizona.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

[apply] 

Program Fee:

CLI charges a flat fee of $1,000 for its Tempe-based courses, regardless of number of credits taken.

This fee covers academics only. It does not cover room, board, travel, study abroad, books, or insurance.

All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.

1st-Year BCS in Sarajevo

SarajevoStudents of CLI Summer BCS in Sarajevo immerse themselves in Balkan culture while strengthening their mastery of the language through specially designed courses and extramural activities. This small, flexible program is customized to meet the needs of each participant.

Croatian CastleCOURSE DATES
July 18 -- August 12, 2016

ACADEMIC CREDIT
3 credits of SLC 494 "BCS Language Overseas"

ELIGIBILITY
Successful completion of CLI-Tempe 1st-Year BCS.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Since the program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activities schedules are set up each year in consultation with participants, but typically include:

  • Folk dance workshop
  • Sevdah Art House
  • Balkan films
  • Poetry workshop
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Svro's House
  • Historical Museum
  • Žuta tabija
  • Ilidža and the Bosna Headwaters
  • Cooking classes
  • Tunnel of Hope
  • Travnic, Jajce, Zavnobih Musuem
  • Mostar, Počitelj

 LOCATION
Bosnia's administrative, economic, cultural, and educational center, Sarajevo is a compact, youthful city, boasting a number of museums, galleries, cultural centers, historic buildings, a national theater and opera, old markets, as well as a thriving art scene. There are notable architectural influences from the time Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the former Yugoslavia.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in Sarajevo is a joint effort of the Arizona State University and Linguists Language and Culture Association.

Mostar StreetStudents live in a private apartment in central Sarajevo. Participants have a full kitchen and may cook for themselves or purchase food in local restaurants.

Meal costs are not included in the program fee.

Optionally, students share their apartment with one or more local peers.

 

 

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS Department of State Seal

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $2 500 for the study of 1st-Year BCS in CLI-Sarajevo.

 [apply] 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS 

Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $3,000 for superior applicants to study BCS in CLI-Sarajevo.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

[apply] 

THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5000 for students in financial need to study abroad, including in CLI overseas programs. Gilman applications require certification of the program by your institution's study-abroad office.  If you apply for Gilman support, please contact cli@asu.edu for assistance in getting the required information to your institution.

Gilman summer study applications are accepted from August to October  and January to March. Please apply for the early competition, if possible, since applicants to the later competition will not learn their award status until after the deadline to commit to CLI study. Please contact cli@asu.edu for details on timing your Gilman application.

The CLI Summer in Sarajevo program fee of $2,300* covers:

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 3 academic credits
  • 4 weeks housing
  • excursions and activities
  • cell phone
  • rides to and from Sarajevo airport
  • insurance

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • meals
  • local transportation
  • personal expenses

*2015 price. 2016 price may differ. All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.