Slovenia 2018

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a beautiful little city on the edge of Europe and yet in some ways at its very center. It is the gatekeeper of the Schengen Zone. In Slovenia’s 20,000 km² the Julian Alps, the Mediterranean, and the Hungarian Plain converge. It is the place where German, Italian, Hungarian, and Slavic languages and cultures meet. The city itself is an interesting mixture of Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Plečnik architecture.

Students who participate in this internship will attend language classes several times a week at the University of Ljubljana that focus on developing advanced-language proficiency. They will carry out internships in the target language that correspond with their various disciplines and professional interests.

 

DATES

2 May–27 July 2018

 

HOUSING

Students will be responsible for their own housing and meals. The program director will help provide information on housing resources in Ljubljana and Zagreb.

 

COURSES

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (this means 6 credit hours per term of spring-summer combined). Interns may choose from the following courses according to language skills:

FLANG (Slovene) 305R Language Skills Development (4 variable credit hours)
FLANG (Slovene) 321R Advanced Grammar (3 credit hours)
SLN 330 Cultural History of Slovenia (3 credit hours)
FLANG (Slovene) 350R Advanced Language Study for Career Purposes (3 credit hours)
FLANG (Slovene) 490R Special Studies in Second Language Acquisition (3 variable credit hours)
IAS 399R International Internship (9 variable credit hours)

 

COST

$3,500–4,000

BYU program costs will include LDS undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), University of Ljubljana or Zagreb tuition, internship placement, and international health insurance coverage

Does not include housing (about €10 a night), textbooks ($30–35), airfare, personal expenses, and meals.

 

PREPARATION

Students are required to participate in the prep course IAS 369R during the second block of winter semester. Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional $250 (approximately) tuition fee for enrolling in the required pre-departure class.

 

FUNDING SOURCES

Regular BYU tuition scholarships and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to international programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).

The College of Humanities provides a $2,000 program discount for international internships. Contact Professor Lundberg for details.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. The application requires a $35 fee.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.

Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Deadline: 20 December 2017

 

FACULTY

Dr. Grant Lundberg, a professor of Russian, is the faculty mentor of the internship program.

3097 JFSB
(801) 422-2615
grant_lundberg@byu.edu

 

INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
kennedy.byu.edu/isp

 

PROGRAM ADJUSTMENTS

ISP reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.