The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute. For summer 2022, CLI is looking forward to returning to in-person instruction on the ASU campus and at our overseas locations. Find our announcement about CLI here.
If you are a current or incoming graduate student who would benefit from language training and Title VIII summer funding, we hope to hear from you! If you know any graduate students who might benefit from our program, we hope that you share this information with them!
Our 7- or 8-week programs provide 8 credits (4 week study-abroad extensions available for some languages for an additional 3 credits), equivalent to a full two-semester sequence during the academic year, and cultural and geopolitical context. First-time recipients also take a 1-credit online graduate class specifically designed for Title VIII fellows. This course connects students in different language programs, provides comparative perspectives on the post-Soviet world, and builds professional capacities in communicating their expertise to audiences beyond their academic specialty.
Languages currently eligible for Title VIII support are Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian (3rd year or higher), Tatar, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. The application deadline is January 24, 2022.
Depending on the program, fellows may receive up to $10,000 in summer funding.
For more information, and to apply, please see our Title VIII info page: https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/funding/title_viii