Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

2nd-year BCS

8 weeks in Sarajevo

Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Students solidify their command of BCS and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Living in the country for 8 weeks and studying 4 hours a day, graduates of the program are able to interact comfortably in day-to-day situations in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.

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COURSE DATESCroatian Castle
June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of BCS 201/202

ELIGIBILITY
Placement exam

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 $9,650 for the study of BCS in CLI-Sarajevo.

Apply by January 26, 2018


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 $4,000 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 by January 26, 2018

 

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.

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2018 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs, up to the total program fee. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

 

The CLI Summer in Sarajevo program fee of $5,400* covers:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 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

*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.