Armenian

2nd-year/Advanced Armenian

8 weeks in Yerevan, Armenia

Second-Year Armenian

Students solidify their command of Armenian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Armenia comfortably and to read texts on familiar topics with ease.

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Advanced Armenian

Advanced Armenian in Yerevan is designed to help advanced students and heritage speakers reach professional proficiency. Topics include:

  • discipline-specific terminology;
  • control of register (tone) in speaking and writing;
  • understanding indirect cultural references, non-verbal cues, and nuance;
  • learning to "read between the lines" in Armenian.

Students will develop the advanced communication skills they need in order to become successful intercultural communicators and to function in a professional capacity.

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COURSE DATES Virap Armenia

June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
2nd-Year:   8 credits of SLC 294; "Armenian Language Overseas"
Advanced:  8 credits of SLC 494; "Advanced Mastery Armenian Language Overseas"

 

ELIGIBILITY
Placement test

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 (Geonocide Museum)
  • Church service at Zvartots
  • The Matenadaran literature museum
  • Virap monestary
  • The Erebouni Museum
  • Lake Sevan
  • Mashtots Avenue
  • Cognac factory
  • Oshakan tour & Mashtots grave
  • Cascade Musuem
  • 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.

 


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 $9,600 for the study of Armenian in CLI-Yerevan.

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 Armenian in CLI-Yerevan.

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

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-Yerevan program fee of $5,500* covers:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 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 housing or meal contracts.