Russian

4th-year Russian

8 weeks in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

4th-year Russian

8 weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia

Students entering with Intermediate Mid proficiency expand and solidify their command of Russian vocabulary, grammar and spelling, and develop advanced listening, reading, conversational, and composition skills.  Students will engage in a wide variety of activities, combining textbook material with authentic texts and videos. Frequent extramural exercises conducted with native speakers provide students a first-hand, practical knowledge of the language and culture.

By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a proficiency level of Intermediate High.

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COURSE DATES
June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 494

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Placement exam required

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
CLI-Bishkek offers an extensive program of extramural activities. Most are conducted in one-on-one or small group formats with local activity guides. All activities are conducted in Russian.

  • Daily conversation practice
  • Twice-weekly small-group activities, tied to classroom topics
  • Museum visits (small group activity)
  • Cultural Center visits
  • Cooking classes
  • Craft classes
  • Shopping and bartering lessons
  • Ata Beit Memorial
  • Weekend trip to Talas and the Manas Ordo masoleum
  • Weekend trip to the Ala Archa gorge
  • Weekend trip to Barskoon

LOCATION
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is a city of 1 million, situated at the base of the Tian Chian mountains. The city is multiethnic, home to Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kazakhs, and Russians. The primary language is Russian, although Kyrgyz is also spoken widely. Renowned for its tree-lined streets and its network of gravity-fed glacier-water canals, Bishkek is considered one of the greenest cities in the world. Modern Bishkek is a very youthful city, with an active cafe and university culture.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in Bishkek is managed jointly by Arizona State University and the School of Russian and Asian Studies. Classes are conducted at the London School of Bishkek.

Students live with Russian-speaking host families. Host families provide breakfast and dinner. Students purchase lunch in any of the restaurants in the vicinity of their classroom building.

 

 


PROJECT GO FOR ROTC  
Provides full scholarships for ROTC students for the study of Russian abroad.

See PROJECT GO @ ASU for details. 

Apply by January 25, 2018:

https://projectgo.embark.com/apply/abroad

 

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 $9,650 for the study of Russian CLI-Bishkek.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

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 Russian in CLI-Bishkek.

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 $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 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 2018 CLI-Bishkek Russian program fee of $6,200 includes:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 weeks homestay
  • breakfast and dinner
  • language coaches and activity guides
  • excursions and activities
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card
  • transportation to and from airport
  • textbooks (e-books provided)

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • lunch
  • personal expenses (including excess baggage fees)

*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.

 

Students entering with Intermediate Mid proficiency expand and solidify their command of Russian vocabulary, grammar and spelling, and develop advanced listening, reading, conversational, and composition skills.  Students will engage in a wide variety of activities, combining textbook material with authentic texts and videos.

By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a proficiency level of Intermediate High .

APPLY NOW 

COURSE DATES
June 18 -- August 10, 2018

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 494

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students 
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Placement exam required

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
CLI-St. Petersburg offers a numb er of extramural activities, including:

  • Conversation practice
  • Cooking classes
  • Handicraft classes
  • Walking tours
  • Hermitage Museum

LOCATION
The second-largest metropolitan area in Russian, St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the North," is considered the country's most European city and its cultural capital. St. Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largst art museums in the world, and several universities and research institutes. The city played key roles in the Russian Revolution and in World War II

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
CLI's program in St. Peterlburg is managed by the Derzhavin Institute for Arizona State University.

Students live with Russian-speaking host families. Host families provide breakfast and dinner. Students purchase lunch in any of the restaurants in the vicinity of their classroom building.

 

 

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 $9,650 for the study of Russian CLI-Russia.

Apply by January 26, 2018

 

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 Russian in CLI-Russia.

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 $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 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 St. Petersburg program fee of $7,500* includes:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 weeks homestay
  • breakfast and dinner
  • cultural activities
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card
  • transportation to and from airport
  • textbooks

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • lunch
  • personal expenses (including excess baggage fees)
*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.