Albanian - 2nd Year
Albanian - 8 weeks in Albania
Second-Year Albanian study abroad in Tirana, Albania
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. We will wait until the beginning of March to make a decision on whether this program will be held in Tirana or online.
For this study-abroad program, which starts in June, we will wait until the beginning of March to make a decision on in-person programming.
Second-Year Albanian abroad is provided through an agreement with American Councils. We will wait until the beginning of March to make a decision on whether this program will be in Tirana or online.
June 21 - Aug 13, 2021
8 credits of SLC 294
160 classroom hours, providing 8 ASU credit hours
- Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students
- Open to working professionals and retirees
- Placement exam required
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
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 & Meals
If we decide to hold this program in-person, students will live in dorm-type 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.
Breakfast and dinner are provided. Participants purchase lunch restaurants and cafes near the Tirana training center.
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 Second-Year Albanian in CLI-Tirana.
Apply by January 25, 2021
MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL 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 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $8,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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
- personal expenses
*All prices and descriptions on this page are based on 2020 estimates and subject to change. We are currently working with our overseas partners to get updated 2021 prices and will update this page accordingly. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.