Russian - 3rd Year
Russian - 8 weeks in Kyrgyzstan
Third-year Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Students increase their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Mid level or better. Graduates will be able to interact in Russian effectively and with ease.
Due to restrictions on the use of federal scholarship and fellowship funding inside the Russian Federation, CLI's 2020 Russian programs abroad will be offered in the Russian-speaking city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. See the 'details' tab for more information.
June 15 - Aug 7, 2020
8 credits of RUS 394
- Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students
- Open to working professionals and retirees
- Placement exam required
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
- For ROTC: Mil-mil activities with Kyrgyz army cadets
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.
Housing & Meals
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
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 2nd-Year Uzbek in Tashkent.
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 2nd-year Uzbek in Tashkent.
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 $5,000 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details on timing your Gilman application.
The CLI-Bishkek program fee of $6,200* includes:
- 180 hours of instruction
- 10 academic credits
- 8 weeks housing
- breakfast and dinner
- language coaches and activity guides
- excursions and activities
- phone and phone card
- transportation to and from airport
It does not include:
- international travel
- 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 billing, housing, or meal contracts.