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From: Jean-Robert Cadely <cadelyj@fiu.edu>

July 8 - August 18, 2002

The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International
University (FIU) will hold its 5th annual HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE from
July 8 - August 18, 2002. The thematic focus of the institute is "HAITI:
LANGUAGE, CULTURE and SOCIETY." It features intensive introductory
language training as well as lectures and discussions on Haitian culture
and society. The institute offers the opportunity to develop knowledge
of Haitian Creole structure and gain a better understanding about the
past, present and future of Haiti, its culture and society.

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE takes advantage of FIU's location in Miami,
home to a vibrant Haitian community. Students will be in daily contact
with native speakers of Haitian Creole.

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE is open to regular and non-degree seeking
students. It is designed for those already enrolled in an academic
program, for teachers in the public school system who want to increase
their knowledge of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, and for those in the
general public who are interested in Haiti and its language, culture and
society. The program includes three weeks (July 8 - 26) of two intensive
courses - HAI 3213 / Accelerated Haitian Creole and HAI 3500 / 5235 /
Haiti: Language and Culture - which take place at the University Park
campus of FIU in Miami. The institute offers an optional two weeks
(August 2 - 18) in Haiti, during wich students will have the opportunity
to enrich their understanding of the country through additional
coursework and educational excursions. The itinerary includes:
Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Cap-Haitien. Students may register for one or
both portions of the program. The approximate cost of the travel portion
is $2,000.00. This includes round-trip air transportation between Miami
and Port-au-Prince, transportation within Haiti, hotel accomodations and

The HAITIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE focuses on Haiti through an
interdisciplinary approach. Distinguished specialists and guest speakers
from FIU, the Haitian community in Miami, the University of Florida, the
State University of Haiti, the University of Puerto Rico will join the
institute to lecture and conduct discussions on Haitian culture and
history. The institute takes place during the Summer B term. Students
wishing to enroll in the Miami-based portion may register in person, by
telephone, by e-mail, or on the web. Interested applicants for the
Study/Travel should complete the study abroad on-line application. A
form for enrollment and photos from the Haitian Institute 2001 are
posted at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/Academic_Programs/SP_frm.htm


Dr. Jean-Robert Cadely
Director Haitian Summer Institute
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Phone: 305-919-5968
Fax: 305-919-5964/5896
E-mail: cadelyj@fiu.edu

Liesl Picard
Coordinator, Haitian Summer Institute
FIU University Park Campus
Phone: 305-348-2894
Fax: 305-348-3593
E-mail: picardl@fiu.edu