NASK: North American Summer Esperanto Institute

Photo: Phil Dorcas

NASK 2005 (photo: Phil Dorcas)

The Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro (NASK - North American Summer Esperanto Institute) is an intensive immersion program in Esperanto. Prior to 2002, NASK was hosted for 31 years at San Francisco State University. From 2002 to 2006, the program was hosted by the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 2007-2011, by the University of California at San Diego, in 2012, by the University of Texas at Dallas, in 2014 in the University of Victoria (Canada), and in 2013, 2015, 2016 at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2017 NASK returns to William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina for the fourth time. 

Two outstanding foreign instructors have accepted the invitation to participate in 2017: Katalin Kovats (Hungary/Netherlands) will teach the Advanced Level, and her husband Sylvain Lelarge (Netherlands/France) will teach the Intermediate Level. They both taught when the classes were in Brattleboro, Vermont at the School for International Training in 2006.  Lee Miller (USA) will teach the Post-beginners’ Level.

The Annual Congress of Esperanto-USA will take place immediately before NASK in the same location so that you can come for the Congress and stay for NASK. The congress dates are June 30th - July 3rd. Students for NASK will arrive on July 4th and leave on July 13th. Lessons will take place from July 5th to July 12th. The evening of the arrival day, students will be able to watch the fireworks in the city center.  (William Peace University is within walking distance, and the fireworks are visible from the campus).

During the 8 days of instruction, lessons will be in the morning, and there will also be different activities and programs in the afternoons and evenings: presentations, exploring the beautiful museums, shops and restaurants of the city, everything within walking distance of the campus. The basic costs for the 8-day NASK is $790: housing, meals, and instruction.  There are also other options for local students not living on campus. Request a registration form or more information at: or visit the web site:

Payment options: at the bottom of this page (for any problems or issues regarding payments, please contact admin (at)


Until April 1st: $790


After April 1st: $840


Additional cost for one person bedroom: $225


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