intensive course of Serbian language and culture

Summer School

jezik, ljudi, umetnost, istorija, tradicija, hrana, muzika, zabava


Sremska Mitrovica
Vojvodina, Srbija


July 30 – Aug 13, 2023


early by May 29
late by July 3

Serbonika’s Summer School is a 15-day long immersion course combining tourism and gastronomy with language, culture, art, music and history lessons. It includes Serbian language lessons held every day Monday to Friday in a classroom, plus culture classes: creative workshops, music and traditional dancing lessons, visits to museums and other institutions, excursions, restaurants.

Sremska Mitrovica is the administrative and cultural center of the Srem district. Syrmia is a region devided between Serbia (Srem) and Croatia (Srijem), on the border with Bosnia.

Srem is a fertile plain land in Northern Serbia, between the Fruška Gora mountain, the Danube and Sava rivers, on the border with Croatia and Bosnia.

Photo by Dragoljub Zamurović



The Summer School consists of language lessons with afternoon and weekend activities. It’s aimed to make you speak Serbian and use the language in daily interactions with confidence. The activities will put you in situations to interact with the Serbs in Serbian, and the Serbian language lessons will prepare you for these interactions.

The program includes guided visits to museums, restaurants, parks, the Sava beach, fieldtrips, and home activities at the Jelić family house, cooking, grilling, or just hanging out.

You will study Serbian in a small group so you can be actively involved all the time and get personal approach.

Attention!    We can only accept a small number of people since the program is very personal: you will be our guest.


The Serbonika Summer Course is ideal for you if you’re at a B1 level and above in Serbian: you’ve been learning Serbian for some time and are familiar with the most important grammar rules and vocabulary.

If you’re still at an A level, join our mini-groups and get ready for the summer school in time!


Here you can watch a video that will show you how our Serbian Summer School was in 2021. Or you can read all details and transcript of the video on our blog.


This unique Serbian Summer School immersion program includes:


    • Welcoming party on Sunday, before the lessons start, when we socialize informally and get to know each other over food and drinks
    • 3 hours (4 school classes) of classroom language lessons 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday.
    • 2 hours of afternoon activities (visits to archeological sites, museums, library, gallery, conversations, workshops, dancing and music lessons).
    • Teaching materials, information booklets, refreshments in classroom (water, coffee, tea).
    • Full access to the Serbonika learning platform for one month before the summer school starts.
    • Assistance with finding accommodation and getting around the town, at your request.
    • A welcome and transfer from the airport, or from the bus or train station in Sremska Mitrovica to your accommodation, at your request.
    • 2 excursions with lunch at a restaurant: Fruška Gora mountain, Petrovaradin, Sremski Karlovci, Morović, Šid.
    • Serbian hospitality that continues informally in the extracurricular activities.
    • Finishing party with live music, with guitars and drinks.
    • Certificate of completion.

See detailed program.

Pricing and Admission

Duration 15 days: 30 July – 13 August
reservation: by July 3

Full price: €1,469 *

The price includes full Serbian Summer School immersion program with two excursions, 3 meals at restaurants and 2 parties with meals and live music.


20% discount for early reservations by May 29
Discounted price: €1,175 

Reservation: 20% of the full course price (€235)


35% discount for payment in advance by May 29
Discounted price: €954 


Not included in the course price:

  • accommodation
  • daily meals
  • visa (if necessary)
  • personal expenses
  • optional fieldtrips
  • travelling to and from Sremska Mitrovica.


Places are very limited. 50% of our summer school capacity is already occupied. Apply in time.


Sremska Mitrovica is a small town in the North Serbia, the capital of the Srem district. It was a major city in Ancient Rome named Sirmium.

It’s located at the Sava River, near the Croatian and Bosnian border, by the Fruška Gora Mountain. An hour by bus or train to Belgrade and an hour by bus to Novi Sad.

Prices are very convenient: full meals at about €5, you can get anywhere by taxi at €2 or 3, etc.

A perfect place for immersion in the Serbian culture and Serbian life. Watch a video of the city.

Sremska Mitrovica at David’s Been Here.



The Summer School daily activities and lessons are the city center. There are different options for renting apartments. You can find your own accommodation at Airbnb or Booking.

We’ll gladly help with accomodation if you want us to.


Places we recommend:


Apartments near the center

Studio Marija (one bedroom)

Apartman Marija (two bedrooms)

Both apartments are fully equipped, with a king bed, bathroom, clean towels and bedding, kitchen, washing machine.



Zanoni B&B (different options)

All rooms have a bathroom and a coffe and tea machine. There is no kitchen, except for barbicue in the backyard.


Accommodation at the very center

Angelina apartmani (two studios)

Apartments are fully equipped, with a king bed, bathroom, clean towels and bedding, kitchen, washing machine.

Centro Apartments (many different rooms)

Apartments are fully equipped, with a king bed, bathroom, clean towels and bedding. There is a small shared kitchen and a washing machine you can use.


Sremska Mitrovica is a small city. The best accommodation, the nicest apartments and rooms will quickly be occupied. Reserve your room as soon as possible!

Places are very limited. At this point, 50% of the summer school capacity is already filled in. Apply in time!

the registration form

Serbonika Summer School 2023

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In case the form doesn’t work for any reason, please apply directly by answering the questions in an email sent to [email protected] – thank you!

Magdalena Petrovic Jelic

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