Albanian

1st-year Albanian

7 weeks in Tempe, Arizona

1st-year Albanian

4-week optional extension

First-Year Albanian in Arizona

Students with no previous experience learn to understand Albanian culture and to speak Albanian at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, preparing them to participate in elementary activities in CLI's Summer in Tirana program.

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COURSE DATES
May 29 to July 13, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
1st-Year:
8 credits of SLC 194

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

LOCATION
Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. Anchored on one end by gleaming office towers and on the other by the university, with a mix of eccentric and upscale establishments, Mill Avenue caters to both international students and international businesses. 

HOUSING
CLI offers language-segregated on-campus housing in the at one of the ASU dormitories (TBD).

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $17.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

ASU also typically offers single-occupancy rooms for $31/day. Singles are identical to doubles, but with only one occupant. They share a pass-through bathroom and have two sets of furniture.

Bed linens are available for an additional one-time $20 charge.

Typical amenities include: laundry facilities, kitchen facilities, vending machines, air conditioning basic cable.

Kitchens are usually shared among residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so access may be limited at times.

Microfridge/microwave units are available for rent: HERE

DINING
CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers pay-as-you-go summer dining in Manzanita Hall or the food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses Map for details on food-court options.)

OFF-CAMPUS OPTIONS
CLI students are not required to live in the ASU dorm or to eat on campus. Private summer sublets are available near campus. Price and quality vary. CLI does not assist with off campus housing arrangements.

All prices and descriptions on this page are based on 2016 pricing and are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.

 

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSDepartment 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 1st-Year Albanian in CLI-Tempe/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-Tempe/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

 

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

Program Fee:

Thanks to ASU institutional support, CLI does not charge tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for its credit-bearing courses. 

Instead of tuition fees, we charge a flat administrative fee of $1,500.*

*For information about our reduced program fees for PELL-eligible students, please see the “Funding” tab.

Please keep in mind this fee covers academics only. It does not cover room, board, travel, study abroad program fees, books, or insurance.

This fee is the same regardless of language, and number of credits taken.

Study abroad in Tirana

Students of CLI Summer Albanian in Tirana immerse themselves in Albanian culture while strengthening their mastery of the language through specially designed courses and extramural activities. This small, flexible program is customized to meet the needs of each participant.

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COURSE DATES
July 16 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
3 credits of SLC 494; "Albanian Language Overseas"

ELIGIBILITY
Successful completion of a CLI-Tempe 1st-Year Albanian intensive course

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Since the program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activities schedules are set up each year in consultation with participants, but typically include:

  • Downtown Tirana: The National Museum, the Ethem Bej Mosque, Sahat Kulla, several ministries, and 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
  • Adriatic Coast

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.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The CLI Summer in Tirana program is administered for CLI by American Councils, in conjunction with resident director Linda Meniku, who is also CLI's lead instructor for Albanian.

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 STUDENTSDepartment 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 $4,000 for the study of 1st-Year Albanian in CLI-Arizona.

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 $1,500 for superior applicants to study Albanian in CLI-Arizona.

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

 

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

CLI Summer in Tirana program fee of $3,200* includes:

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 3 academic credits
  • 4 weeks housing
  • excursions and activities
  • rides to and from Tirana airport
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card

Not Included:

  • international travel
  • lunch, dinner
  • books and materials
  • 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.

**For information about our reduced program fees for PELL-eligible students, please see the “Funding” tab.