American Councils Study Abroad

Spring 2019 intensive language immersion programs are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind you that applications for Spring 2019 intensive language immersion programs are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 15, 2018.

·         Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to offer a $7000 scholarship for Spring 2019 provided by funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.

·         Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

ERLP provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

(Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer a $7000 scholarship for Spring 2019 provided by funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

·         Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

BLI provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian.

·         Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)

The American Councils Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP) is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia. Offering students the opportunity to gain cultural knowledge and language competency while experiencing the vibrant everyday life and rich traditions of Indonesia, the program serves participants from a variety of language levels and backgrounds, including advanced students and those learning the language for the first time. As such, there is no Indonesian language prerequisite for IOP.

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), U.S. Department of Education, Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER...

·         Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;

·         Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner's needs;

·         15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;

·         Housing with carefully-vetted host families;

·         U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);

·         Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;

·         Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. Once again, the application deadline for these programs is Monday, October 15, 2018. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.

Best Regards,

Elliott Kaduck

Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator

AC Study & Research Abroad

(202) 572-9114

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