Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Intensive Language Studies in Eurasia

American Councils Intensive Language-Study Programs in Eurasia, October
> 15 Deadline
> American Councils is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for
> U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Spring
> 2008 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Central
> Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.
> Applications for the Spring 2008 program are due October 15.
> Applications are now available for download from the American Councils
> website:
> Full and partial fellowships are available through American Councils
> from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of
> Education
> (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also
> received substantial fellowship support from the Institute of
> International Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International
> Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).
> Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied:
> Azeri in Baku;
> Buryat in Ulan Ude;
> Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi;
> Kazakh in Almaty;
> Romanian/Moldovan in Chisinau;
> Tajik, Persian, and Uzbek in Dushanbe; and Ukrainian in Kyiv
> Programs also available for the study of: Armenian, Kyrgyz, Pashto,
> Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut. [Students seeking to study
> languages not listed here should contact the American Councils
> Outbound Office
> (202) 833-7522.] Please note that some languages are offered in more
> than one country.
> The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students,
> advanced undergraduates, scholars, and professionals intensive
> individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants
> may in enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All
> courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local
> universities and educational institutions. Students with at least two
> years of college-level instruction in Russian or the host-country
> language are eligible to apply to the program.
> Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language
> level and provide approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class
> instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature,
> and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Other program
> features include peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and
> graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.
> Application deadlines:
> Spring Semester: October 15
> Summer Program: March 1
> Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1
> Applications for the Spring 2008 semester program are due October 15.
> Additional program information and applications are available on the
> American Councils website,
> For more information, please contact:
> Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs American Councils for
> International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
> 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036
> Telephone: (202) 833-7522
> Email:
> Website:

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