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Summer Language Institute

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) is academically challenging, fun, and thoroughly rewarding. You will earn 8 academic credit hours and complete the foreign language required for most bachelor’s degrees (some degrees require one or two additional semesters). The Summer Language Institutes are carefully tailored language programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Russian. Activities are engaging, challenging, and fun with emphasis on learning the language through substantial interaction between students and native-speaking faculty and assistants. In addition to classroom instruction, you will enjoy co-curricular activities in the language.  Because of their accelerated and intensive nature, the Summer Institutes are residential programs, and as such, you must live on campus for the duration of the program. SLI students will live in the North Georgia Suites; for more information about the residence halls, visit the residence life page. Students cannot be registered for any other courses and must not have any other commitments outside of the summer language institute. 

Dates: June 19 - July 30, 2016*

Check-In will be on Sunday June 19 at 10:00a.m. 

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for the summer language institutes. This schedule may vary according to language/instructor however students should expect to be engaged with the program from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday. Activities during the weekends vary per language however students should expect to be involved in language related activities during Saturday and a half day on Sunday.

Weekday Schedule




Breakfast (start earlier if you like, but not later)


Language lab 








Language lab




Break (optional activities)


Language lab (listening practices, quizzes)








Afternoon Activities


Break (optional activities)




Language lab (listening practices, quizzes)


Assignments/review/oral practice


Weekend Schedule




8:30 – 9:00



9:00 – 3:00

Extra-curricular activities, lunch

Free time, lunch, free time

3:00 – 5:45

Free time

Study hall 

5:45 – 6:20



6:30 – 8:30

Movie & discussion

Quiz; review; project

All students will enroll in the first two levels of a language as outlined below:

Arabic: 1001 and 1002 (8 hours)
Chinese: 1001 and 1002 (8 hours)
Korean: 1001 and 1002 (8 hours)
Russian: 1001 and 1002 (8 hours)

NOTE: Courses offered may vary based on demand. If there is an insufficient interest in a language, we may cancel that language. Please indicate an alternate language on your application for the Summer Language Institute.

Estimated Total cost: $3,100 - $3,300**

$1,427.20 tuition ($178.40 per semester hour)

Other estimated expenses

$460 fees** 
$618 room
$390 meals
$100 to $300 for books, depending on anguage
$100 for cultural activities

** estimated costs, subject to change.


Financial Aid: Students may be eligible to receive financial aid such as HOPE during the summer. Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.

If you are a Cadet, a transient Cadet, or a high school student who is about to enroll in the UNG Corps of Cadets, you may apply for a Project GO scholarship.

Project GO at UNG pays for: Tuition*, fees, books, room, and board.

*Georgia residents/students who are eligible to receive the HOPE scholarship; which is applied to tuition costs, will not be eligible to use Project GO funds to cover tuition costs for the program. In other words, HOPE-eligible students are expected to use the HOPE scholarship to pay for the tuition cost of the program. Students cannot use HOPE and Project GO to pay for tuition costs.

**Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared dorm room. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy room apartments on the UNG campus.

The Project GO scholarship application is now on-line! Complete the application here.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to participate in the SLI program must:

  • Be accepted to the university as an incoming bachelor's-degree-seeking civilian student or Cadet, transfer student, transient civilian or ROTC Cadet in good academic standing from another college or university.


  • Be a current student or Cadet in good standing at UNG (associate's** or bachelor's degree program); 
  • Be willing to live on campus for the duration of the program

**Associate level students who wish to participate will be given special permission to register for courses in the Dahlonega campus for the summer. Please e-mail Daniela Martinez - if you wish to participate in SLI. 

Early action application deadline for SLI is March 1, 2016

How to Apply

Current Cadet/student at UNG, or have been accepted for admission to a UNG bachelor's program 

Step 1.  Complete the on-line Project GO application. (Only for ROTC students. For eligibility requirements, please visit:

Step 2. Complete the on-line application for the Summer Institute by going into your Banner account. Once you enter Banner, click on "student" then click on "Housing and program applications," and then click "Summer Language Institute Application." (To determine how to log on to Banner, please see

Step 3.  We will e-mail you on or around 15 March with the decision on your application, and the module in which you will participate.

Step 4.  Apply for financial aid prior to 17 March, or as early as possible thereafter.

Step 5.  Pay your room deposit and mail your room contract by 1 May, or as early as possible thereafter.  If you are a Cadet see your Cadet Admissions Manual, Step 1 for instructions.

Step 6. Pay your bill for the Summer Language Institute between 1 June and 26 June. You can access your bill on Banner: a bill will not be mailed to you. For questions about how to pay, see the Business Office web site.

Not a current Cadet/student at UNG

Step 1.  Complete the on-line Project GO application. (Only for ROTC students. For eligibility requirements, please visit:

Step 2.  Apply for admission as a Cadet/student to a UNG bachelor's degree program for Summer or Fall 2016.  Apply for admission as a Cadet.  Apply for admission as a civilian student. Note:  if you are a Cadet from another college or university, please apply as a transient Cadet

Transient Cadet Application Process:

Step 3. Follow steps 2-6 above

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