Albanian

2nd-year Albanian

8 weeks in Tirana

Second-Year Albanian

Students solidify their command of Albanian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Albania with ease and comfort.

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COURSE STRUCTURE 
2nd-Year Albanian abroad is provided through an agreement with American Councils .

COURSE DATES
June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT

2nd-Year:
8 credits of SLC 294

160 classroom hours, providing 8 ASU credit hours

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Placement exam required

CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Participants engage in excursions and cultural activities designed to give participants a deeper understanding of life, culture, and history in the Balkans. While excursions and activities vary from year to year and by location, past participants have enjoyed excursions to the following sites:

  • Downtown Tirana
    • National Museum
    • Ethem Bej Mosque
    • Sahat Kulla
    • Ministry Row
    • Rinia Park
    • National Art Gallery
    • Tirana Archeological Museum
    • Grand Park
  • Sky Tower
  • Cave of Pellumbus
  • Kruja and Kruja fortress
  • Durrës, Durrës Amphitheater, Durrës Archeological Museum
  • Dajti Nature Reserve

LOCATION
A 30-minute taxi ride to the Adriatic beaches of historic Durres and a short cable-car ride to the pine forests of the Dajti Mountains, Tirana is Albania's administrative, cultural, economic, and industrial center. Tirana is a vibrant, youthful Mediterranean city with a thriving cafe- and night life.

HOUSING
CLI Summer in Tirana participants live in carefully vetted host families in Tirana. Host families interact with participants exclusively in Albanian.

Participants may make alternative arrangements at their own expense, but for language-learning reasons, CLI highly recommends that they take advantage of the host family program.

MEALS
Breakfast and dinnor are provided. Participants purchase lunch restaurants and cafes near the Tirana training center.

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS Department of State Seal

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $9,650 for the study of 2nd-Year Albanian through CLI in Tirana.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS  

Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $4,000 for superior applicants to study Albanian in CLI-Tirana.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

DR. ELAINE H. BERKOWITZ AWARD FOR ALBANIAN

Through a fund created by CLI Albanian alumna Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz, CLI is able to provide a limited number of awards of up to $500 for students of Albanian.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5000 for students in financial need to study abroad, including in CLI overseas programs. Gilman applications require certification of the program by your institution's study-abroad office.  If you apply for Gilman support, please contact cli@asu.edu for assistance in getting the required information to your institution.

Gilman summer study applications are accepted from August to October  and January to March. Please apply for the early competition, if possible, since applicants to the later competition will not learn their award status until after the deadline to commit to CLI study. Please contact cli@asu.edu for details on timing your Gilman application.

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2018 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs, up to the total program fee. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

The CLI-Tirana program fee of $7,300* covers:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 weeks housing
  • excursions and activities
  • traveler's insurance
  • phone and phone card

It does not include:

  • cost of travel to Tirana
  • meals
  • personal expenses

*All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.