Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute – 2018

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute – 2018

Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (June 23–August 11, 2018) offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Although the Harvard Summer School has an open-enrollment policy, admission to the Ukrainian Summer Institute is based on the applicant’s academic record, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. Once accepted into the program, applicants must then complete the Harvard Summer School registration process.

Tuition for HUSI is commensurate with tuition rates charged for all other Harvard Summer School courses. Tuition for 2018 and the cost of on-campus room and board will be posted on the Harvard Summer School website in January. 

Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. Applicants seeking the I-20 certificate for the student F-1 US visa must register for 8 credits.

All students seeking financial aid (US and international) must submit the HUSI application and supporting material by Monday, March 12, 2018. International students who do not seek financial aid must submit the HUSI application by Monday, April 16, 2018.

Courses

We are pleased to offer three courses this year through the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute:

  • Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge - 8 credits
  • Revolutionary Ukraine: Avant-garde Literature and Film from 1917 to the Euromaidan of 2014 - 4 credits
  • Laboratory of Modernity: Politics, Culture, and Society in Ukraine, 1800-Present - 4 credits

Applicants wishing to register for a total of 8 credits must enroll in at least one HUSI 4 credit course to be considered part of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute and may choose an additional 4 credit course from those offered by the general program of the Harvard Summer School. Applicants who decide to register for a non-HUSI course need to register for that course separately online through the Harvard Summer School. Please note that financial aid is not available for non-HUSI courses.

Application

Complete the HUSI application and return it along with the following documents directly to Dr. Serhiy Bilenky, HUSI  Director, serh.bilenky@utoronto.ca.

  • Essay
  • College transcript (a copy issued to the student is acceptable)
  • Recommendation from a college instructor (or employer if you are out of school)
  • For non-native English-speakers: most recent TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or PTE academic score report as detailed on the application
  • Statement of request for fee reduction with supporting explanation

Download application materials

Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are all payable to Harvard Summer School.

A limited number of scholarships are available; students must apply by Monday, March 12, 2018 for consideration. Students interested in Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge and who are either US citizens or permanent residents should apply for summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) funding through Harvard's Davis Center and their home institutions, or contact HURI Programs Administrator, Tamara Nary, for further information (nary@fas.harvard.edu).

Funding Opportunities

Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge is a FLAS-eligible language course. Harvard and non-Harvard graduate and undegraduate students may thus apply for FLAS funding through Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and through their home institution, provided it participates in the US Department of Education sponsored program. For more information regarding FLAS funding and application, please contact Donna Griesenbeck.

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Students applying for FLAS funding should separately apply for HURI's financial assistance by completing a HUSI application and submitting it by March 12, 2018.

Registration

Upon notification of acceptance into the 2018 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, applicants must then complete the registration process with Harvard Summer School. Harvard Summer School registration information will be available in January.

Once you have registered with Harvard Summer School, you will then be emailed your ID number with instructions for logging in to your online services account so you may complete any additional registration requirements.

For additional information and assistance in the application process contact:

Dr. Serhiy Bilenky
HUSI Program Director
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-8097
Phone: 647-687-4953
E-mail: serh.bilenky@utoronto.ca

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