FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE 1999 NFLRC SUMMER INSTITUTE

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute. Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu if you have any further questions. We look forward to receiving your application by February 19, 1999.

1. How many applicants will be invited to participate in programs at the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute?

2. Who is eligible to apply to the June 14-26 Workshop?

Educators interested in self-directed learning of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) via technology are welcome to apply to the Workshop. Only educators currently employed in foreign language education in the U.S. are eligible for stipend awards.

3. What does it cost to attend programs at the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute?

There are no tuition fees to attend programs at the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute. June 14-26 Workshop participants are required to pay a $150 registration fee; June 24-26 Symposium participants are required to pay a $50 registration fee.

4. Where will the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute be held?

The June 14-26 Workshop and the June 24-26 Symposium will be held at the University of Hawaii. The UH Manoa campus is a 20-minute drive from the Honolulu International Airport.

5. What housing options will be made available to participants in the 1999 NFLRC Summer Institute?

Dorm rooms in the East-West Center residence halls on the University of Hawaii campus can be reserved by Summer Institute participants on a first-come first-served basis (upon notification of application status). East-West Center dorms are conveniently located just steps from Summer Institute events. Room rates range from $25 to $61 per night. Participants can also enjoy conference rates (starting at $95) at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.

More information about housing options will be made available to summer institute participants later this spring.

6. Are meals provided?

Summer Institute participants will be provided with continental refreshments each morning. Participants are responsible for their own meals throughout the Institute. Extensive information regarding on-campus and off-campus dining options will be provided to participants upon their arrival.

7. Is transportation provided?

No transportation is provided. Extensive information regarding various economical transportation options will be made available to participants later this spring.

8. Is there a separate form to apply for financial assistance?

No. All applicants currently employed in foreign language education in the U.S. are automatically considered for stipend awards. Stipends will be awarded to successful applicants.

9. Are summer institute participants eligible for University of Hawaii credits?

Summer institute participants are not eligible for UH credits.

10. Is childcare provided at the Institute?

No childcare is provided. Information regarding summer programs for children can be provided upon request.

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