Kreyòl Ayisyen Programs

Kreyòl Ayisyen Study Abroad Opportunities:

Haitian Summer Institute; Florida International University

A six-week program designed for anyone interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and also for those students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language training at the intermediate and advanced levels. Participants are introduced to Haitian Language, history, and culture through lectures in English and Haitian Creole presented by nationally-recognized Haitianists and Diasporic leaders, film, technical training sessions and tours of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

University of Massachusetts Boston

This year the Institute will offer a three-week intensive program in different levels, geared toward the acquisition and practice of Haitian Creole. Also offered is a course in techniques of translation for advanced students. In addition to class work, all courses make use of cultural activities to enhance the study of the language. Evaluation of student achievement and proficiency for placement and progress will be conducted both informally and formally during and at the conclusion of the course. To give participants an additional immersion in the Haitian-speaking environment they will have an opportunity to participate, on a voluntary basis, in field work activities in different Haitian community-based organizations and agencies outside the classroom time.