Russian

2nd-year Russian

8 weeks in Tempe, Arizona

2nd-year Russian

8 weeks in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Second-Year Russian
Students solidify their command of Russian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Russia comfortably and are prepared to enter ASU's upper-level Russian programs abroad.

APPLY NOW 

COURSE DATES
TBD

ACADEMIC CREDIT
5 credits of RUS 201
5 credits of RUS 202

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students (provided they have a student visa)
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors

LOCATION

Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 63,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. Anchored on one end by gleaming office towers and on the other by the university, with a mix of eccentric and upscale establishments, catering to both international students and to employees of international businesses.

HOUSING
CLI offers language-segregated on-campus housing in the at one of the ASU dormitories (TBD).

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $17.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

ASU also typically offers single-occupancy rooms for $31/day. Singles are identical to doubles, but with only one occupant. They share a pass-through bathroom and have two sets of furniture.

Bed linens are available for an additional one-time $20 charge.

Typical amenities include: laundry facilities, kitchen facilities, vending machines, air conditioning and basic cable.

Kitchens are usually shared among residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so access may be limited at times.

DINING
CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers a food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses Map for details on food-court options.)

OFF-CAMPUS OPTIONS
CLI students are not required to live in the ASU dorm or to eat on campus. Private summer sublets are available near campus. Price and quality vary. CLI does not assist with off campus housing arrangements.

All prices and descriptions on this page are based on 2016 pricing and are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.

 

2019 FUNDING TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 1st 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 $1,500 for superior applicants to study Russian in CLI-Arizona.

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

Apply by January 25, 2019

 

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

Program Fee:

Thanks to ASU institutional support, CLI does not charge tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for its credit-bearing courses. 

Instead of tuition fees, we charge a flat administrative fee of $1,500.*

*For information about our reduced program fees for PELL-eligible students, please see the “Funding” tab.

Please keep in mind this fee covers academics only. It does not cover room, board, travel, study abroad program fees, books, or insurance.

This fee is the same regardless of language, and number of credits taken.

Second-Year Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Students solidify their command of Russian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Russian-speaking countries effectively and with ease. 

Due to restrictions on the use of federal scholarship and fellowship funding inside the Russian Federation, CLI's 2015 Russian programs abroad are being offered in the Russian-speaking city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. See the 'details' tab for more information.

APPLY NOW

COURSE DATES
TBD

ACADEMIC CREDIT
5 credits of RUS 201
5 credits of RUS 202

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.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
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.

2019 FUNDING TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 1st 2018

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 24, 2019:

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

 

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 25, 2019

 

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-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
  • insurance
  • phone and phone card
  • transportation to and from airport

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.