Armenian

1st-year Armenian

7 weeks in Tempe, Arizona

First-year Armenian in Arizona

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

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COURSE DATES
May 28 - July 12, 2019
M-F 8:30AM - 12:35PM
Classroom: ED 230

ACADEMIC CREDIT
1st-Year:
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
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 and basic cable.

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

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 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 2018 pricing and are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.

 

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 

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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 Armenian in CLI-Arizona.

Apply by January 25, 2019

 

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 Armenian in CLI-Arizona.

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

Apply by January 25, 2019

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2019 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.

4-week optional extension

Study abroad in Yerevan

Students of CLI Summer Armenian in Yerevan immerse themselves in Armenian 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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Virap ArmeniaCOURSE DATES
July 15 - Aug 9, 2019

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

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ELIGIBILITY
Successful completion of CLI-Tempe 1st-Year Armenian 

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:

  • Armenian film showings
  • The Pharajanov Art Museum
  • Tsistrnakaberd (Genocide Museum)
  • Church service at Zvartots
  • The Matenadaran literature museum
  • Virap monastery
  • The Erebouni Museum
  • Lake Sevan
  • Mashtots Avenue
  • Cognac factory
  • Oshakan tour & Mashtots grave
  • Cascade Museum
  • Martiros Saryan Museum
  • And the culmi

LOCATION
Located in the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, with stunning views of Mount Ararat, Yerevan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Armenia. A compact city with a population of roughly one million, Yerevan offers a wide variety of educational and cultural opportunities in a friendly and safe environment. One of the oldest cities of the world, Yerevan is dotted with ancient churches, monuments, and archeological sites.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in Yerevan is developed in the ASU Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. It is directed by Dr. Siranush Khandanyan of Yerevan State University.

HOUSING
CLI Yerevan participants stay in a private apartment in central Yerevan. They may cook for themselves or dine in any of the downtown restaurants. In most summers, students share a single, large apartment. One or more local peers live in and share the apartment with CLI students when possible. 

 

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 $10,000 for the study of 1st-Year Armenian in CLI-Tempe/Yerevan.

Apply by January 25, 2019

 

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 Armenian in CLI-Tempe/Yerevan.

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

Apply by January 25, 2019

 

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 2019 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 2016 CLI Summer in Yeveran program fee of $2,600* covers:

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 3 academic credits
  • 4 weeks housing
  • excursions and activities
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card

It does not include:

  • cost of travel to Yerevan
  • meals
  • 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.