The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) is now accepting applications for its 2013 summer program.  HUSI offers seven weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies beginning Monday, June 24 and concluding on Friday, August 9, 2013. The courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience.  The program is run jointly by the Harvard Summer School and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI), and has been in existence since 1971.  

This summer’s offerings include:

* Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge

Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,HarvardUniversity. This 8-unit language course is designed primarily for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who wish to acquire a reading knowledge of Ukrainian for research purposes.

*Ukraineas Linguistic Battleground

Michael Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology,HarvardUniversity.An exploration of the Ukrainian language in linguistic, historical, sociolinguistic, anthropological, and political terms.

* Frontier of Europe:Ukrainesince 1500

Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevskyi Professor of Ukrainian History,Harvard University.The history of Ukrainian territory and its people within a broad context of political, social, and cultural changes in Eastern Europe in the course of the half of a millennium.

Important HUSI application deadlines:

* For students requesting Harvard FLAS funding        February 4

* For students requesting financial aid                  March 4

* For students requesting I-20, but no financial aid      April 29

* Harvard Summer School registration, housing

and full tuition payment deadline                          May 20

* Late registration begins                                 May 21

Further information about the program and the application process is available on the HUSI website:

Additional questions may be directed to Tamara Nary, HUSI Program Coordinator at (617) 495-3549 or by email at




Tamara H. Nary

Programs Administrator

Ukrainian Research Institute

HarvardUniversity34 Kirkland Street

Cambridge,MA 02138 

617.495.3549 / fax 617.495.8097