Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) - 2nd Year & Advanced

BCS - 8 weeks in Bosnia

Overview

Second-Year BCS 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.

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Advanced study abroad in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Advanced BCS in Sarajevo is designed to help advanced students and heritage speakers reach professional proficiency.

Topics include:

  • 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.

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Details

Croatian castle

COURSE DATES
June 21- Aug 13, 2021

ACADEMIC CREDIT
2nd-Year: 8 credits of BCS 201/202
Advanced:  8 credits of SLC 494; "Advanced Mastery BCS Language Overseas"

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ELIGIBILITY
Placement exam

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
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

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.

Housing & Meals

Mostar street at night

HOUSING
Students live in a private apartment in central Sarajevo, which have a full kitchen.

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

MEALS
Participants may cook for themselves in the full kitchens, or purchase food in local restaurants. 

Meal costs are not included in the program fee.

Funding

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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 25, 2021

 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL 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.

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

Apply by January 25, 2021

 

THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $8,000 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 reduction of up to $1,000 of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This 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.

Costs

PROGRAM FEE

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 are based on 2020 estimates and subject to change. We are currently working with our overseas partners to get updated 2021 prices and will update this page accordingly. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.

For the latest information on CLI 2021 click here.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at (480) 965-4188.