Resources in Art History for Graduate Students



SUMMER PROGRAMS EMPHASIZING LANGUAGE STUDY

Dreading those language exams? Tired of pointing and grunting in the archives? Soothe the conjugating experience by undertaking the learning chore in a sympathetic clime. These programs, which may offer courses in addition to language study, are listed alphabetically by individual language. I haven't been on any of these programs, so check them out yourself. [In process of updating: 12/21/12]

Multiple Language Programs

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CRITICAL LANGUAGES INSTITUTE

Currently impossible to tell if the Web site has been updated. See the Web site for details. [12/12]

IES ABROAD

I saw that this program was recommended on the Princeton study abroad site, so I am listing it here. Summer language courses offered all over Europe plus South America, China, India, Japan, and Morocco.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SUMMER WORKSHOP IN SLAVIC, EAST EUROPEAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN LANGUAGES

Dates, etc, posted for 2013.

MIDDLEBURY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS AND KRESS FOUNDATION SUMMER STUDY FELLOWSHIPS

See the Web site for more information.

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR LANGUAGES OF THE MUSLIM WORLD

Dates, etc, for 2013 have been posted: 12/12.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC). Main site for many overseas programs; check the Web site to see what is on offer.

Individual Language Programs

ARABIC (MODERN)

AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY IN IFRANE, MOROCCO

Not yet updated for 2013: 12/12.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BEIRUT

Nothing about a summer program as of 12/12.

STUDY ABROAD IN SYRIA: Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Aleppo

"The Aleppo program is suspended through 2013 because of political unrest in Syria. Instead, we encourage students to consider the Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Irbid, Jordan and Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Tunis, Tunisia programs."

CHINESE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM IN BEIJING CHINA

8 June-10 August 2013.

SHANGHAI-AUBURN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN CHINESE

2013 dates, etc, listed: 12/12..

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Shanghai Chinese Language and Culture Program

Semester-long. Please see the Web site.

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

GREEK

MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

"CYA's summer programs are offered in two consecutive 4-week sessions that run between May 27 and July 20, 2013 and have been arranged so that motivated students may earn credit in complementary courses." Offered by College Year in Athens.

SUMMER GREEK PROGRAM--University of Notre Dame

Not yet updated for 2013: 12/12.

LATIN

INTENSIVE LATIN PROGRAM-University of Arizona

Not updated 12/12.

CONVENTICULUM DICKINSONIENSE-Dickinson University

Not yet updated for 2013: 12/12. See Web site for details.

CONVENTICULUM LATINUM-University of Kentucky

17-24 July 2013. "These summer workshops have become internationally known for providing a stimulating occasion in which participants can live for an extended period of time in an all-Latin environment, speaking and hearing no language but Latin. Our Latin workshops are exclusively designed for those who want to acclimatize themselves to the active use of Latin. Not surprisingly, many participants will find that that cultivating the active use of Latin in both speaking and writing helps their reading fluency." See the Web site for details.

SUMMER LATIN PROGRAM--University of Notre Dame

Not yet updated for 2013: 12/12.

Syriac

SYRIAC-- University of Notre Dame

"Will not be offered Summer 2012."

CZECH

Harvard Summer Program in Prague, Czech Republic

Dates: "To be announced" for 2013.

FRENCH

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE PARIS

Study French at all levels, with different schedules and different prices. They offer diplomas and certificates which are internationally recognized. There are branches of the A.F. all over the world-- including such Paris look-alikes as Denver, Houston, and Miami.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY IN FRANCE SUMMER

Two locations: Aix-en- Provence; and Paris. 2013 dates, etc.

STUDY PROGRAM IN LYON--UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY

June 10-July 19, 2013. "UMKC's six-week, 9-unit program offers the opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the French language and culture, within the context of the lovely city of Lyon. This program differs from many other summer programs in that students live for the entire six weeks with host families, specially chosen for their interest in sharing French life and culture with foreign students. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply!" See Web site for details.

PARIS STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM Eastern Illinois University

June 30 to July 31 2013."

UC BERKELEY FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

In oh-so-French Berkeley (you can practice your accent at Chez Panisse). Five sessions from May to August, 2013. See Web site for dates, etc.

FRENCH AND FIELD RESEARCH IN SENEGAL

31 May-July 10, 2012. "Check back for the dates of future summer programs." [12/12]

GERMAN

AUSTRIA VIENNA- AUBURN UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM IN GERMAN

22 June-27 July 2013. A lovely place to study German.

GERMAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Mostly in Germany.

DAAD--The German Academic Exchange Service

"DAAD is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany." They offer courses of varying length and type and have funding, too.

GERMAN SUMMER SCHOOL: DEUTSCHE SOMMERSCHULE AM ATLANTIK

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, June 23-August 2, 2013. "The German Summer School is ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate students in Art History who need to advance their German language proficiency." For more information, see the Web site.

ITALIAN

FLORENCE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF FLORENCE

Italy with the British. Could one be more authentically Jamesian?

FLORENCE THE INSTITUTE AT PALAZZO RUCELLAI, FLORENCE

Lots of classes. Actually, all I really know about this school is that it is located in the architecturally important 15th century Renaissance palace, which everybody learns about in the art history survey (unless it is taught by a particularly modern modernist). See above right.

FLORENCE McGILL UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM IN FLORENCE

"Information about, and registration for, courses in Florence for summer 2013 will be available in early January." See the Web site for more information.

FLORENCE WITH MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

13 May-25 June, 2011. "The program...run in conjunction with Arizona State University, makes it possible for students to register for Italian language, culture, and literature courses at various levels. The program is economically priced and students from any university may apply." See the Web site for more information. [Not updated 12/21/12]

FLORENCE WITH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

5 June-1 July 2013. All language classes.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN FLORENCE

Updated for 2013. Semester and summer session programs.

GENOA--SUMMER STUDY IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Apparently, they now have shorter and longer courses all year round. For more information, please see the Web site.

MONDAVIO SOCIETA' DANTE ALIGHIERI

They offer courses all year round at all levels; they also offer refresher courses for teachers. [Site updated for 2013]

PADUA BOSTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM

June 14 to July 26, 2013. "The Padova Language and Liberal Arts Program offers six weeks of intensive language and cultural study in a historic university town, located in the hill country 20 miles west of Venice. Students may choose one of four tracks of study..., which include Italian language courses from the elementary to the advanced levels as well as liberal arts courses taught in English or Italian." For more information, please see the Web site.

PERUGIA UNIVERSITA PER STRANIERI

This is where it seems almost everyone who wants to study Italian in Italy goes: the entire city is full of students from around the world plus it is (relatively) inexpensive. It is also now a fully accredited university that awards advanced degrees. See a short evaluation of it here.
There are other universities of the same general type in Italy; see, for example:
Universita per Stranieri di Siena
Universita per Stranieri "Dante Alighieri" Reggio di Calabria
Centro di Cultura per Stranieri, Florence

PISA BRYN MAWR SUMMER SCHOOL IN PISA (ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND ART HISTORY)

18 June-30 July 2011. "a six-week summer program in the language, literature, and culture of Italy offered under the auspices of Bryn Mawr College. Classes are offered at the University of Pisa, one of Europe's oldest universities, and are tailored toward beginning, intermediate, or advanced students." For more information, please see the Web site. [Not updated 11/11/11]

RIMINI I MALATESTA LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CENTER, RIMINI

"offers Italian Language courses to students of 14 years and older from all over the world. Courses are available all year round and have a minimum length of two weeks." See the Web site for more.

SIENA

15 July-17 August 2011. Siena Italian Studies School and the University of Siena [Directed by Professors in the Italian Department at Vassar College] Intensive Intermediate Italian 2012. Applications are due February 28, 2012. For further information, and to receive an application form, please contact Prof. Eugenio Giusti, Department of Italian, Vassar College: (eugiusti@vassar.edu).

SORRENTO LINGUE

Check out the Web site for information on a program in beautiful Sorrento, where apparently you can study not only Italian but English and Japanese as well.

TAORMINA: SUMMER PROGRAM THROUGH AUBURN UNIVERSITY

26 May - 22 June 2013. Photos of a lovely place; includes volcano.

TURIN Turin Educational Consortium

"Pre-college", college, and workshops offered year-round.

URBINO SUMMER INTENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

17 June-2 August 2013. See the ugly, confused Web site for more information.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM IN URBINO

Please see the outdated Web site for more information.

ITALIAN: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, US, ETC

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA NEW YORK

Also a list of Courses for foreigners in Italy.

SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI

Study Italian in Florence, Siena, or Rome. "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is [an] Academic institute located in the historic center in Florence, Italy, offers semester and summer study abroad programs. Take courses in language, arts, and humanities with transferable college credits. Learn italian while learning the italian culture. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci awards 40 school or university students scholarships ("Borse di Studio") entitling them to a 100 percent reduction in the cost of a four-week standard course, not including accommodation... and we are recognised by the Italian Ministry of education." Check the Web site for more information.

PERSIAN

ADVANCED PERSIAN SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

June 3 - August 9, 2013. "UT Austin's Persian Summer Institute offers an intensive Persian language program for all levels." See the Web site for details.

POLISH

KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN POLAND

The Web site includes the application form. For more information, see the Web site or contact: Summer Study Abroad, The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, NY, NY 10021-6595.

RUSSIAN

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

4 June-30 July 2011. Harvard University. "2012 update in mid-January 2012." 2013? No sign 12/12.

SPANISH IN SPAIN

Avila

2 June-28 July 2011. "The 8-week program focuses on Spain's medieval history and also includes an academically oriented traveling seminar to Morocco. The rigorous curriculum includes 9 credits of course work. Classes are taught in Spanish, and special measures are taken to make the lectures and assignments accessible to students with intermediate Spanish language skills. The program pre-requisite is two semesters of college-level Spanish." See the Web site for details."

BARCELONA

18 June-13 August 2011. Harvard University.

MADRID

29 June-29 July 2011. Offered through Montclair State University, New Jersey.

TURKISH

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

22 June-11 August 2011. "For summer 2011, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level.The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend." See the Web site for more information.

TURKISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

Ask about support for language study.

UKRAINIAN

5 June-22 July 2011. To be held in L'viv; sponsored by the University of Kansas.



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