Steiner Summer Yiddish Program applications open

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Summer Program
June 4, 2023 to July 21, 2023
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Languages, Social History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts is now accepting applications for the 2023 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, a seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language and culture for college students, running June 4-July 21, 2023.

In the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-29:

  • Take a full year of language courses in seven weeks, tuition-free
  • Gain substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture in seminars with leading scholars of literature, film, music, and history
  • Earn up to six college credits upon successful completion of the program
  • Experience contemporary Yiddish culture during a field trip to New York City
  • Attend the Yiddish Book Center's Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
  • Participate in paid internships, gaining professional experience working on Yiddish-based projects (intermediate-level students only)
  • Create a community of peers from around the world in a residential environment

The program is tuition-free and limited housing subsidies are available for beginner students who demonstrate a financial need. Intermediate students participating in the internship receive a housing subsidy plus a $1,500 stipend. Applications are due February 7, 2023.

Contact Info: 

For more information, contact Margaret Selinger, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program Coordinator.