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Summer language study abroad

The application deadline for American Councils’ summer programs throughout Eurasia is quickly approaching.

February 15 is the application deadline for the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP), featuring language and cultural immersion in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Applications and complete program information are available at

ERLP provides participants with intensive individualized instruction in any one of nearly 20 regional languages in 10 Eurasian countries. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Academic courses focus on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics, vocabulary development, and conversational skills, with area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students. Classes are conducted in small groups or private tutorials by native speakers with extensive experience teaching foreign students. In addition to classroom learning, American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program through: volunteer opportunities, cultural excursions, extracurricular activities, and life with host families. U.S. undergraduate or graduate credit is provided through Bryn Mawr College.

· Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia
· Azeri in Baku, Azerbaijan
· Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut, etc. in Russia
· Chechen or Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia
· Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
· Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
· Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova
· Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki) or Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
· Turkmen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
· Ukrainian in Kyiv, Ukraine

Applications, additional program information, and eligibility requirements are available at:

Applications for the summer 2013 program are due on February 15, 2013. Must be 18 to apply.


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Attn: Outbound Programs
1828 L Street, N.W. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202.833.7522

Submitted by Michael Warchol, American Councils