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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 2016 Russian programs abroad will be offered in the Russian-speaking city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. See the 'details' tab for more information.
8 credits of RUS 394
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.
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.
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:
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 $9,650 for the study of Russian CLI-Bishkek.
Apply by January 25, 2019
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 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 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 3rd-Year Russian program fee of $6,200* includes:
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 housing or meal contracts.