Haitian Creole Summer Program 2017

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Haitian Summer Institute
Florida International University
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
FLAS Eligible

Location: Miami, Florida

Summer B Term: June 19-July 29, 2017
Miami Portion: June 19-July 21, 2017
Haiti Portion (Space is limited): July 23-July 29, 2017

Program Summary:
Now entering its 20th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program designed for anyone interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and also for those students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language training at the intermediate and advanced levels. The FLAS-approved institute begins at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami and culminates with an optional study abroad to Haiti, which provides participants with a unique opportunity to further immerse themselves in Haiti Creole while experiencing the country first-hand.
The program begins with intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami which is divided into two tracks. Students participating in the Miami portion have two enrollment options: Accelerated Beginning Haitian Creole for the first half of the Miami portion and Accelerated Intermediate Haitian Creole for the final half of the Miami portion, or Accelerated Intermediate Haitian Creole for the first half of the Miami portion and Accelerated Advanced Haitian Creole for the final half. In addition to the Institute’s intensive language courses, participants are introduced to Haitian history and culture through lectures in English and Haitian Creole presented by nationally-recognized Haitianists and Diasporic leaders, film, technical training sessions and tours of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Classes in Miami are held Monday through Friday and include a morning and afternoon session. Housing is available on campus at an additional cost*.
The study abroad is designed to further expose students to Haiti, its culture and its people through a highly-structured trip to Haiti. The 2017 study abroad includes time spent in the capital city, Port-au-Prince, as well as other regions of the country. Participation in the Study Abroad is required for FLAS Fellows, but optional for others. Space is limited and priority is given to FLAS Fellows and degree-seeking graduate students, although professionals/non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application & Deadline:
All applicants are encouraged to submit the application packet, along with the required supporting materials to the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center by 5:00pm on May 5, 2017 (Applications may be accepted after May 5, 2017, but space is not guaranteed). FIU also offers K-12, Community College, and HBCU Educator Grants. Please consult the application website for more information.

Tuition & Fees:
Miami Portion: Tuition (6 undergraduate credits): $1,233.42
Haiti Portion: Tuition (1 undergraduate credit): $205.57 plus Study Abroad Program Fee: TBA
All study abroad students are charged study abroad tuition at the In-State rate. Study Abroad program fee includes round-trip charter airfare between MIA and Haiti, hotel based on double-occupancy, in-country transportation with private driver and excursions. *Optional on-campus housing is available during Miami portion for up to 28 nights.
Approximate Cost: $29/night (without linens) for 35 nights (June 18-July 22) based on double-occupancy = $1,015

Haitian Summer Institute, Academic Programs
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique, DM 353
Miami, Florida 33199
Phone: 305.348.2894 Fax: 305.348.3593
Email: LACC@fiu.edu or icarrete@fiu.edu