Summer Language Institute 2012
Dr. Maria Paula Survilla, Executive Director of the Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Center’s 3rd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 8 to August 5, 2012.
The program, co-sponsored by the Belarusian Historical Society (Bialystok, Poland), will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnowka, located in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland’s large ethnic Belarusian population—an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history, society, and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the EU. Ambassador (retired) David H. Swartz will serve as the summer school’s Program Director. Amb. Swartz was the first U.S. ambassador to Belarus. His career also included service as Dean of the School of Language Studies at the U. S. Department of State.