School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) Research Grants, Deadline September 17

Upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), graduate and postgraduate students in any field of study may apply for an SRAS Research Grant. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.2 or above and must be enrolled in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. The applicant must also apply for an SRAS educational program ( to be eligible.

Application deadline: September 17. For more information, please visit

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

SRAS Charles Braver Central Asian Language Exploration Grant, Deadline October 1

Students who apply for a School of Russian and Asian Studies language program ( and who have completed two semesters of Russian, Chinese, or the study of any Central Asian language may apply for The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. Application deadline: October 1. For more information, please visit

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Georgian Intensive Language Workshop (Beginning Level) in Borjomi, Georgia, June 14-24

* ACTR Study Abroad Programs in Russia *

* Discussions *

* The Georgian Intensive Language Workshop: Beginning Level * <>

Started by Brita Ericson, Information and Outreach Officer at American Councils for International Education

A 10-Day Immersion Georgian Language Course in Borjomi, Georgia

Program dates: June 14-24, 2010 (with arrival in Borjomi on June 13, and departure following classes on the afternoon of June 24)

Program features include:
• 5 hours of intensive instruction per day (3 hours per day of grammar and 2 hours per day of vocabulary and conversation – 50 hours total)
• Housing with a local host family and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
• Logistical support from American Councils office and local coordinator in Borjomi
• Round-trip transportation from Tbilisi to Borjomi
• Excursion on the intervening Sunday, June 20
• Certificate of Program Completion from American Councils



Applicants will be required to complete a bio-data form and to confirm participation by making a deposit of $100 by credit card or wire transfer to the American Councils office in Washington, DC by the application deadline date. Final payment should be made by the same mechanisms by the program start date.

For more information and an application, please contact:
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Chavchavadze Ave. 27/29, Tbilisi, GEORGIA

Telephone: (995-32) 292106
Email: <>
Website: <>
By Brita Ericson, Information and Outreach Officer at American Councils for International Education

Fully-funded Summer School for Georgian Studies at the Georgian Academy of Sciences in Tbilisi, July 1 to August 15

Event Description:

We intend to have a summer school for Georgian studies at Arnold Chikobava Institute of linguistics (Georgian Academy of Sciences) in Tbilisi. We’ll teach interested applicants the Georgian Language and culture for free from the 1st of July till the august 15th 2010. The program will include the excursions all over Georgia and other type of activities as well. Actually this is a very good possibility for students to learn more about other countries.

Georgian side covers all expenses except foreign traveling (plane). Accommodation, teaching, excursions, food and local traveling will be covered by our grant program.

We need the names of interested applicants as soon as possible. The number of applicants is limited.

Anyone can apply for this scholarship. There are no age or gender limitations.

Please send us personal information:

Your name and surname –

Passport number –

Citizenship –

Place and time of birth –

Contact info

Address –

Telephone –

Email – .

Professor Tamar Makharoblidze

Tel.(99532) 778090
+ 995 99317776

Time: July 1, 2010 at 9am to August 15, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Georgia
Organized By: Arnold Chikobava Institute of linguistics, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Tamar Makharoblidze <>

Arizona State University Critical Language Institute: Tuition-free Summer Programs, Deadline: May 15

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is pleased to
announce scholarships for its summer intensive courses and study-abroad
programs in MACEDONIAN, POLISH, ALBANIAN, ARMENIAN. Additional funding
is available for students at the intermediate level and above.

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is accepting
applications on a rolling-admissions basis for the following programs:

Albanian (100, 200, and Advanced Mastery levels)
Armenian (100 & 200 levels)
Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian (100 & 200 levels)
Modern Hebrew (100 level)
Macedonian (100 & 200 levels)
Persian (200 level)
Polish (100 level)
Uzbek (100, 200, & 300 levels)
Yiddish (100 level)

Tirana — Albanian
Yerevan — Armenian
Sarajevo — Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Ohrid — Macedonian

TUITION FREE: For all participants

FULL & PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Available for Albanian, Armenian,

DEADLINE: Rolling admissions until May 15.




Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (ACTR/ACCELS) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg; Deadline: April 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 -11 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies
Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

Applications for the Fall 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011 programs must be
postmarked by April 1st, 2010.  Visit for more

For over 30 years, American Councils has offered quality-assured, intensive
language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars.
Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of
in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and
cultural studies. Students greatly benefit from individual attention in our
small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who
have extensive experience in second language acquisition. Additionally,
qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at
the local host university in each city as part of our honors program. All
participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit
through Bryn Mawr College.

American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic
program as well.  During the semester, students may take advantage of
volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local
public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and
international NGOs.  Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other
extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city.  Students
also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host
university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families
where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of

American Councils is able to award substantial scholarships to qualified
participants, thanks to significant grant support from the U.S. Department
of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII).
In addition, recipients of FLAS, Boren, Benjamin A. Gilman and university
fellowships frequently apply these funds to study on our programs.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the
Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. Applications are available
on our website:

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

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Turkish Language Courses offered at Boston University Summer Term

Turkish language courses offered at Boston University Summer Term.

First-Semester Turkish CAS LT 111

Introduction to spoken and written Turkish and fundamentals of Turkish grammar, with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr. Tuition: $2120

Summer 1 (May 18-June 24):
A1 Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Roberta Micallef

Second-Semester Turkish CAS LT 112

Prereq: CAS LT 111. Completes introduction to modern Turkish grammar, with emphasis on development of aural and written comprehension, as well as writing and speaking abilities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2120

Summer 2 (June 28-August 5):
B1 Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Roberta Micallef

Registration details can be found at:

Inner Asian and Uralic Languages Offered at SWSEEL (Indiana University)

Central Eurasian Languages at the 2010 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana University:

* Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Dari, Tajik, and Uyghur

* Introductory and Intermediate Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Pashto, Turkmen, and Uzbek

* Introductory Hungarian and Mongolian

Course dates: June 18 – August 13, 2010

Fellowships Available!

Application Deadline for Fellowships: March 22, 2010

(Fellowships available only for US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents)

Applications are available online at

Summer Russian Program at Beloit College, Deadline: Rolling

Since 1983 the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Beloit
College has offered students a unique opportunity to achieve a
year’s worth of college-level language training in just eight
weeks. Excellent faculty, small class sizes that allow for
individual attention, and twenty-six hours of classroom
instruction per week in a beautiful residential environment
provide an immersive approach to learning that encourages
students to focus exclusively on the target language and culture.

For graduate students who receive FLAS funding, the Center for
Language Studies will provide an additional grant which will
cover the remaining portion of tuition.

Detailed information on our programs can be found at

The eight week Russian program begins June 12, 2010. For information on how to apply, please visit:

Advanced Critical Languages Institute for Russian Immersion (ACLI); Astrakhan, Russia; Deadline: March 31

Advanced Critical Languages Institute for Russian Immersion (ACLI)

ACLI will be held in Astrakhan, Russia, June 17-August 3, 2010.

The goal of ACLI is Ultimate Attainment (full fluency in a non-native language) in Russian, a Critical Language.

ACLI is not for the faint of spirit. The program requires students to take the Russian Only Pledge, requiring them to speak only Russian for the duration of the 7-week program. Violators will be dismissed from the program. ACLI is especially appropriate for those who have already studied in Russia on a standard Study Abroad Program and want to be challenged further.

ACLI students have 4-5 hours of classes daily with Russian Pedagogy specialists from Astrakhan State University focusing on conversation, phonetics, advanced grammar, public speaking, writing & stylistics, and working with authentic texts. ACLI also includes lectures on Russian history, politics, culture and economics and viewing and discussion of Russian films.

Students enjoy wonderful Russian-speaking homestays, keep a daily journal in Russian, participate in student activities clubs and visit Volgograd and Elista.

ACLI students receive 6-9 transferable credits from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, for which they pay SUNY (public) tuition. Even together with tuition, ACLI is less expensive than most summer programs in Russia (less than either CIEE or ACTR), primarily because of the significant contribution made by our wonderful partners at Astrakhan State University.  FLAS or other external funding can be used toward the program.

For more information please visit:

To apply please visit: