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Eurasian Regional Language Program

Venues: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Period(s): 14 week spring or fall semester; academic year (spring and fall semesters); 8-week summer session
Application deadlines: Spring semester: October 1, 2010; Summer session: March 1, 2011; Fall and Academic Year: April 1, 2010

Eurasian Regional Language Program

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. 
Program features include: core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics, vocabulary development, and conversational skills; area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students; classes conducted in small groups of three to six students or in private tutorials; native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students; homestays with local families; undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College; pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.; and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Languages offered:
- Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia
- Azeri in Baku, Azerbaijan
- Chechen or Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia *Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Kyrgyz in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
- Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova
- Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki) or Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- Turkmen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
- Ukrainian in Kyiv, Ukraine
Read more information about the program.

The requirements

Applicants must be undergraduate students, graduate students, working professionals who have completed at least an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have at least two years of college level study in the target language or Russian. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are available for funding through American Councils.


Undergraduate and Graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College


Fee for spring 2011: $12,100 plus airfare


Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to apply for financial aid through American Councils.
Recent program participants have also received substantial fellowship support from the National Security Education Program (, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).


How to participate to the courses

If you are interesting in participate, you should complete the application form on the organizer's website (see contacts below).


  • American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS)

Information & contacts

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
address: 1828 L St., NW. Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel.: 202.833.7522


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