Summer Language Study

Summer Quad

While students in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) can take language courses during the academic year, it can be beneficial to instead complete intensive language study over the summer through the University of Chicago’s Summer Language Institute (SLI). Students can participate in an SLI program before they begin MAPH or after they have graduated. SLI coursework cannot be counted towards the MAPH degree.

Languages Offered

MAPH students can study any of the following languages during the summer:

Arabic Chinese French
German Japanese Korean
Spanish Ancient Greek  

Registration Process

MAPH students who wish to participate in an SLI course must reach out to the MAPH office directly in order to enroll. Open enrollment for Summer 2020 will begin February 3, 2020 and will end June 1, 2020.

SLI Financial Aid

Because SLI courses cannot be counted towards the MAPH degree, students cannot receive federal financial aid to participate in summer language courses. However, SLI offers scholarship funding specifically for MAPH students.

Tuition and Fees

There are two tiers of fees for SLI courses.

  • 300-unit "Summer Intensive Introductory or Intermediate" courses are priced at $3000.
  • 100-unit "Reading for Research Purposes" courses are priced at $1,500.