Fourth-year Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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.
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is a city of 1 million, situated at the base of the Tian Shan 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.
The fourth-year program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 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)
- Cooking classes
- Craft classes
- Shopping and bartering lessons
- Weekend trip to Talas and the Manas Ordo mausoleum
- Weekend trip to the Ala Archa gorge
- Weekend trip to Barskoon
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.
The Bishkek program fee of $7,400* covers:
- 180 hours of instruction
- 10 academic credits
- online talks, excursions, and cultural activities
- 8 weeks housing
- phone and phone card
It does not include:
- international travel
- personal expenses
*All prices and descriptions on this page are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts