SLIYS - How to apply


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“I also learned a lot about what Linguistic study is and about the different sectors of the field."
- SLIYS '16 Participant


                   To Apply:

  1. Verify that you meet the eligibility requirements. If you have any questions about your eligibility please Contact Us.
  2. Fill out the 
    SLIYS I Online application 
    A-2nd-SLIYS online application
    Applications are due May 31.

    This form cannot be saved and finished later. A parent or legal guardian must also be present to fill out some parts of the form. Please have
     ready concise (a few sentences) responses to the following questions:

    • Do you have any international travel experience? If so, tell us about it.
    • What other experience do you have with foreign language?
    • Share one fact you have learned about language in general or about one language in particular you find interesting.
    • Why are you interested in studying languages?

    • Please describe one instance where you used information you learned from SLIYS I.
    • Who were your SLIYS I instructors?
    • What topics do you remember covering in SLIYS I?
    • What topic(s) would you be most interested in learning about this year?

    If an online form cannot be filled out, please mail or email us the paper  SLIYS Application_2016.pdf or PDF icon A-2nd-SLIYS Application_2016.pdfTo directly edit this form, it is best downloaded and then edited (editing and then downloading may result in loss of information). Please submit paper forms by one of the following ways:


    by fax: 614-292-8833

    by mail:
    SLIYS Admissions
    ATTN: Dr. Julie McGory
    108A Ohio Stadium East
    1961 Tuttle Park Place
    Columbus, OH 43210 USA

  3. For those applying to SLIYS I, have your teacher or school administrator fill out the new online Teacher Recommendation Form.
    Or have them fill out the paper  sliys_recform.pdf [PDF] and submit it to:

    SLIYS Admissions
    ATTN: Dr. Julie McGory
    108A Ohio Stadium East
    1961 Tuttle Park Place
    Columbus, OH 43210 USA

    The paper teacher recommendation form can also be submitted by one of the three methods mentioned above.


Applications and Payment for SLIYS

All application materials (including the application form, and teacher/administrator recommendation form) must be received by May 31Accepted applicants will be asked to send in a $25 deposit within two weeks after acceptance to reserve their spot. Failure to send a deposit may result in forfeiture of the student's spot in the program. 

The deadline for full payment is June 15th. Students accepted after or around June 1st should send in the full payment and forgo the deposit process.