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 by the University of Victoria (Canada), and in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2018 NASK returns to William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina for the fifth time.

For the first time in years there will be four levels of instruction including a Beginners’ Level taught by Thomas Alexander (USA). Three foreign instructors will guide the other three levels: Katalin Kováts (Hungary/Netherlands) will teach the Intermediate Level, José Antonio Vergara (Chile) will teach an Advanced course on Esperanto movement, History, and Culture, and Anna Löwenstein (Britain/Italy) will teach an Advanced course on Esperanto Literature. Renato Corsetti (Italy) will be a special guest during the course and will present on several different topics.

Students will arrive on July 3rd and leave on July 12th. Lessons will take place from July 4th to July 11th. The evening of the first day of classes, 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, in addition to the lessons, there will also be different activities and programs: presentations, exploring the beautiful museums, shops and restaurants of the city, everything within walking distance of the campus. The basic cost for the 8-day NASK is $770: housing, meals, and instruction before March 1st, and $820 after March 1st (additional $250 for a single room). There are also other options for local students not living on campus. Request a registration form for more information at: or visit the web site:

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Until March 1st: $770


After March 1st: $820


Additional cost for one person bedroom: $250


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