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    Here s some information on a Slovak language study program in Slovakia, as received from the Slovak Embassy. H Dear Madame, Sir, The Embassy of Slovak Republic
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      Here's some information on a Slovak language study program in Slovakia, as received from the Slovak Embassy.

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      Dear Madame, Sir,

      The Embassy of Slovak Republic to the U.S. has a pleasure to inform you about the scholarship opportunity - Studia Academica Slovaca 2012.

      Prestigious "Studia Academica Slovaca" (SAS) is organized already for 47 years by the Centre for Slovaks as a Foreign Language, Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava. The Summer School SAS is the oldest summer language school in Slovakia (since 1965; since 1966 under the name of "Studia Academica Slovaca"). Every year, around 160 participants from more than 30 different countries study at this academic institution and enjoy benefit of its Slovak studies courses. Those leading the seminars and lectures at SAS are professional teachers and lecturers, experts in teaching Slovak as a foreign language, often experienced in teaching both in Slovakia and abroad.


      This year�s course will last from August 5th to August 25th, 2012. It is aimed at foreign students of the Slovak language and culture and all Slavists in general. This intensive program is offered especially to university or college professors, experienced teachers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates of Slovak and Slavonic studies, to writers, translators and all others interested in the Slovak language and culture. The course offers opportunity to study the Slovak language at any level of proficiency, including beginners. The aim of the course is to enable students to improve and extend their Slovak language competence, as well as increase their level of expertise in the Slovak literature and culture.

      For the U.S. participants, the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic offers three scholarships, other participants may apply for attending as self-payers. Please, find more information in the attachment below.

      Since the Embassy would like to reach out to as many potential candidates as possible, we would appreciate if you could distribute the information further.

      Best regards,

      Vit KOZIAK
      First Secretary
      Embassy of Slovakia to the U.S.
      3523 International Court NW
      Washington, D.C. 20008
      phone: +1 (202) 237 1054, ext. 230
      www.mzv.sk/washington


      Contents of attachment:



      Studia Academica Slovaca Scholarship 2012

      Prestigious "Studia Academica Slovaca" (SAS) is organized already for 47 years by the Centre
      for Slovaks as a Foreign Language, Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in
      Bratislava. The Summer School SAS is the oldest summer language school in Slovakia (since
      1965; since 1966 under the name of "Studia Academica Slovaca"). Every year, around 160
      participants from more than 30 different countries study at this academic institution and enjoy
      benefit of its Slovak studies courses. Those leading the seminars and lectures at SAS are
      professional teachers and lecturers, experts in teaching Slovak as a foreign language, often
      experienced in teaching both in Slovakia and abroad.

      This year's course will last from August 5th to August 25th, 2012. It is aimed at foreign
      students of the Slovak language and culture and all Slavists in general. This intensive program is
      offered especially to university or college professors, experienced teachers, postgraduates and
      advanced undergraduates of Slovak and Slavonic studies, to writers, translators and all others
      interested in the Slovak language and culture. The course offers opportunity to study the Slovak
      language at any level of proficiency, including beginners. The aim of the course is to enable
      students to improve and extend their Slovak language competence, as well as increase their
      level of expertise in the Slovak literature and culture.

      For the U.S. participants, the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic offers three
      scholarships. (Scholarship does not cover travel cost and insurance).

      Scholarship application process
      1) Applicants will submit their letters of interest to attend the course and receive the
      scholarship to the Embassy of Slovakia in Washington, DC by April 19th, 2012. The letters
      are to be sent by email to Mr. Vit Koziak, First Secretary of the Embassy,
      "vit.koziak@..." - please use as a subject Studia Academica Slovaca.

      The applicants expressing their interest to attend the course and receive the scholarship should
      include the following data:
      Full name, Date of Birth, Address of Permanent Residence, Address of Temporary Residence,
      Nationality, Citizenship, Current Employment, Telephone contact, E-mail contact, Indication
      whether candidate received SAS scholarship in the past, Current skills in the Slovak language
      (proficiency, intermediate, beginner), motivation (letter) for attending the course and receiving
      the scholarship including indication to which of the priority groups (explained further) applicant
      belongs.

      The reception of applicant's documents will be confirmed by the Embassy by email. In case you
      do not receive this confirmation within 3 working days following submission, please email to
      Mr. Vit Koziak, First Secretary of the Embassy (the email provided above) or call the Embassy at
      202-237-1054.

      Applicants for SAS scholarships will be evaluated according to following priorities (Priority
      Groups):
      1. University or college professors, experienced teacher, postgraduate and advanced
      undergraduate of Slovak and Slavonic studies in the U.S,
      2. Writers, translators, journalists, artists using Slovak language in the U.S.,
      3. U.S. Businessmen and employees of the U.S. based companies active in the Slovak
      Republic,
      4. Members of the Slovak American organizations and families,
      5. All other with interested in Slovak language and culture.
      Within the groups, the priority to receive the scholarship will be given to those:
      1. whose work is perceived as most beneficial for promotion of the Slovak language and culture
      in the U.S. or for the promotion of strong Slovak - U.S relations,
      2. who are in a weaker social situation preventing them from self-paying the participation
      (students, postgraduates, etc.)
      3. who did not receive SAS scholarship in the past.

      A previous application for the scholarship in the past has no positive or negative influence on the
      decision making process.

      2) Three successful candidates pre-selected by the Embassy will receive special
      scholarship codes (provided by the Embassy) which they will use for submitting their formal
      applications on-line at www.office.studyin.sk/sas by May 15th, 2012. After this date the
      codes will be blocked. The online application form will request a short motivation paragraph,
      attaching applicant's photo (max. 2MB) and a scanned consent with a data processing signed by
      an applicant. A successful submission of the online application will be automatically confirmed
      and applicants will have opportunity to download and save it in PDF format. The applicants will
      be contacted by SAS coordinators from Slovakia.

      Please do not apply on-line prior to the reception of the code from the Embassy!
      Applicants who apply on-line without using the special scholarship code will be
      automatically considered as self-payers!

      The final decision on awarding SAS scholarships will be confirmed by the SAS
      acceptance letters at the end of May 2012.

      The candidates who are not successful in the Embassy's pre-selection process may receive a
      substitute/stand-in status. These applications must be sent directly to the SAS email
      sas(5?phil.uniba.sk accompanied by reference/recommendation letters either by the university,
      teacher/lector or the Embassy of Slovakia. The candidates accepted as substitutes will receive
      their "substitute codes" from SAS for filling out their applications. Decisions on substitute
      candidates will not be taken before June 2012.

      Non-successful scholarship candidates have an opportunity to apply online as self-payers.
      Please, see the information at http://www.fphi!.uniba.sk/index.php?id=899&tvpe= 123.

      Washington, DC
      March, 2012

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