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Balkan Language Initiative


Albania: Tirana
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo
Macedonia: Skopje
Serbia: Belgrade


Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year


August - December; January - May; June - August; August - May

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School

Subject Areas

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Tv & Media Production

Cost in US$:

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Program Fees Include:

- tuition and fees
- academic credit through Bryn Mawr College
- single-entry visa
- pre-departure orientation
- in-country orientation
- housing with a local host family
- 2 meals per day
- weekly excursions and cultural activities
- health, accident, and evacuation insurance
- 24/7 emergency contact

Experience Required


    Eligibility: the equivalent of two semesters of college-level in instruction in the target language or a related language; must be 18 to apply.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

Limited scholarship support is available through American Councils. Other study abroad scholarships are often available through your home university and federal programs such as Boren and Gilman. Additionally, university financial aid packages are often applicable to American Councils programs. Visit our website and/or contact your study abroad office for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

3-6 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network