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Pitt Textbook Series


Summer Language and Culture Program

Offered by request - Please contact the ELI for current schedule and rates

Read what Wuhan University in China has to say about a similar Summer Program we created for them: (English or Chinese)

Classes in:

  • improving English conversation skills
  • improving listening skills through movies, TV shows and music
  • American culture and customs, including Pittsburgh’s influence on American history

Additional information:

  • 3 weeks of classes, 16 hours of class/week
  • Small conversation groups with Americans
  • Dormitory housing available

Trips and social activities after class & on weekends:

  • baseball game
  • hiking in the mountains
  • art and history museums
  • boat tour on Pittsburgh’s rivers
  • visit to a newspaper or TV studio
  • trip to Niagara Falls



Application deadline:

May 1

Application: Click the appropriate link for document type (pdf format; word document; html format).

Please note: Do not apply for a student visa to attend this program.

Pre-registration will be accepted by fax, with payment due on or before the beginning of the program.

Approximate Program Costs:

Tuition (includes materials & activities) $1800
University fees $214
Niagara Falls trip (meals not included) $200

Total: $2214

Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable/applicable toward tuition)

Proposed Topics and activities of the program:

  • American history
    Visit local historical sites
    Learn about Pittsburgh’s role in the War for Independence

  • Arts
    Visit the Andy Warhol museum

  • American media
    Visit a newspaper office or TV studio
    Create a newsletter

  • Civil Rights
    Guest speaker
    Visit the August Wilson Center for African American Culture

For more information about the Summer Language and Culture Program or for a customized program for your school, business, organization or group of 15 or more, please contact:

Rob Mucklo
Special Programs Coordinator

English Language Institute
Department of Linguistics
Parkvale Building, Room M13
200 Meyran Avenue

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA

phone: (412) 624-1053
fax: (412) 624-6130

Revised 8/31/15