Scholarship Funding available for Summer Study in Tbilisi, Georgia — application deadline February 15

American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 study abroad program in Georgia! We look forward to sending students of all academic backgrounds and language levels abroad this summer. No foreign language experience is required for this program.

Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on this program:

Peace & Security in the South Caucasus program

Host: Ilia State University – Tbilisi, Georgia

Dates: June 26 – August 5, 2019 (5 weeks)

Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No foreign language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

Program Features:

  • 20-25 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local history, national identities, religions, and geopolitical events, all taught in English by expert host faculty
  • Russian, Georgian, Azerbaijani, or Chechen language instruction offered daily at all ability levels
  • Cultural activities and regional excursions, including short trips to Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • Housing with host families, who provide two meals per day
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in political science and sociology from Bryn Mawr College

Financial Aid

All applicants to American Councils study abroad programs are eligible to apply for financial aid, including a Diversity Scholarship, a Need-Based Scholarship, and program-specific scholarships. Please see the above link for more information.


Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships  to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.


The deadline to apply for this program is February 15, 2019.


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