Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) - 2nd Year & Advanced
BCS - 8 weeks in Bosnia
Second-year study abroad in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Students solidify their command of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (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.
Advanced study abroad in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Advanced BCS in Sarajevo is designed to help advanced students and heritage speakers reach professional proficiency.
- discipline-specific terminology;
- control of register (tone) in speaking and writing;
- understanding indirect cultural references, non-verbal cues, and nuance;
- learning to "read between the lines" in BCS.
Students will develop the advanced communication skills they need in order to become successful intercultural communicators and to function in a professional capacity.
June 15 - Aug 7, 2020
2nd-Year: 8 credits of BCS 201/202
Advanced: 8 credits of SLC 494; "Advanced Mastery BCS Language Overseas"
Since the program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but have included:
- 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
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.
Housing & Meals
Students 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
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 $10,000 for the study of BCS in CLI-Sarajevo.
Apply by January 20, 2020
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 20, 2020
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details on timing your Gilman application.
NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION
The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. 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
It does not include:
- international travel
- 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 billing, housing or meal contracts.