ACTR/ACCELS: 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program

by Bert Maxwell / Jan 27, 2010 /
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American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program for
language study in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Ukraine.

Applications for the Summer 2010 program are due March 1st, 2010. See for more information.

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

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 National Security Education
, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S.
Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Application deadlines
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

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: outbound[at]