American Councils Study Abroad - Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).  The application deadline is February 15, and applications can be submitted here.

About the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose to study one of 16 regional languages:

Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES, Summer 2018
June 6 – August 9, 2018

KEY FEATURES
•         Expert university faculty with a unique understanding of U.S. students and American academic culture;
•         Classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
•         15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, conversation, culture and area studies;
•         U.S. academic credit for coursework in the target language;
•         Home-stay housing with carefully vetted host families;
•         Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning and help them find a niche in their host-country communities;
•         Weekly cultural activities that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture;
•         Comprehensive pre-departure orientation as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
•         An active and extensive alumni network that includes international business consultants, professional translators, area-studies experts, and journalists reporting from the region.

COST
Program cost includes tuition, room and board, cultural activities, visa support, comprehensive overseas insurance, 24/7 emergency support, pre-departure orientation, and academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

FINANCIAL AID

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, Gilman, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $4000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Summer 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?
For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or email us. American Councils staff will also be glad to speak with you, your students, and your colleagues directly; we can be reached at 202-833-7522.