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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Deadline March 15

The application deadline for students has been extended to Friday, April 29.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the inaugural session of the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI). Instruction in intensive first- and second-year Kazakh and Uyghur, intensive first-year Uzbek, and intensive second-year Tajik will be offered this year.  CESSI 2011 will also feature lectures  (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia. CESSI 2011 will run from June 13-August 5.  Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site: www.creeca.wisc.edu/cessi

The priority deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is March 15, 2011.  The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2011.  More information about FLAS fellowships at UW-Madision is available at flas.wisc.edu

CESSI is a joint initiative of 22 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 12 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

For further information about CESSI 2011, please contact Nancy Heingartner, CESSI program coordinator, cessi@creeca.wisc.edu, 1-608-262-3379.

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