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The Critical Languages Institute regrets to announce programs in Yerevan will not be offered for Summer 2020. We encourage all interested applicants to apply for our Summer 2021 program in Fall of 2020.
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.
Advanced Armenian in Yerevan is designed to help advanced students and heritage speakers reach professional proficiency. Topics include:
Students will develop the advanced communication skills they need in order to become successful intercultural communicators and to function in a professional capacity.
June 15 - Aug 7, 2020
2nd-Year: 8 credits of SLC 294; "Armenian Language Overseas"
Advanced: 8 credits of SLC 494; "Advanced Mastery Armenian Language Overseas"
Since the program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but typically include:
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.
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
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 Armenian in CLI-Yerevan.
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 $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 20, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details on timing your Gilman application.
NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION
The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 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-Yerevan program fee of $5,500* covers:
It does not include:
*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.