Albanian - 1st Year

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Albanian - 7 weeks in Arizona

Overview

Albanian Postcard
First-year Albanian in Tempe, 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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Details

ASU entrance sign

COURSE DATES
May 26 - July 10, 2020
M-F 8:30AM - 12:40PM
Classroom: TBD

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 194

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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 & Meals

ASU dorm

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

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $21.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

ASU also typically offers single-occupancy rooms for $36/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 $23 charge.

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

Kitchens are usually shared among residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so access may be limited at times. CLI does not provide supplies for kitchen areas.

DINING
CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers a food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses for details on food-court options.)

CLI does not offer a meal plan for any of its on campus programs.

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 2019 pricing and are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.

Funding

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

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 $5,000 for the study of 1st-Year Albanian in CLI-Arizona.

APPLY by January 20, 2020

 

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 20, 2020

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a reduction of up to $1,000 of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. 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

Costs


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.

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

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

Albanian - 4-week optional extension in Albania

Overview

Tirana Albania
First-year Albanian study abroad in Tirana, Albania

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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Details

COURSE DATES
July 13 - Aug 7, 2020

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

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

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CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Since the program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but have included:

  • 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 the resident director.

Housing & Meals

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 dinner are provided. Participants purchase lunch restaurants and cafes near the Tirana training center.

Funding

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

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 $10,000 for the study of 1st-Year Albanian in CLI-Arizona/Tirana.

APPLY by January 20, 2020

 

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/Tirana.

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

APPLY by January 20, 2020

 

THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 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 reduction of up to $1,000 of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. 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

Costs

Program Fee

CLI Summer in Tirana program fee of $3,100* includes: 

Albanian coins
  • 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
  • lunches
  • 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 billing, housing, or meal contracts.