Ukrainian - 1st Year

Ukrainian - 7 weeks in Arizona

Overview

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First-Year Ukrainian in Tempe, Arizona

Students with no previous experience learn to understand Ukrainian culture and to speak Ukrainian at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, preparing them to function in Ukraine.

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COVID-19

There are numerous risks inherent in travel during a pandemic; students interested in this program should carefully review the COVID-19 information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (including the CDC's domestic travel guidance) to better understand the nature of those risks.

All participants should be aware of the following:

  • ASU regularly updates its COVID-19 safety policies here.
  • Arizona/Maricopa County/Tempe, public and private transportation providers used, and the specific destinations visited on this program may have requirements regarding showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test or taking additional precautions (such as wearing masks).
  • It is the responsibility of the student to satisfy any such requirements.
  • Unvaccinated individuals may not be able to participate in certain program activities; if those activities require proof of vaccination.
  • Vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements change regularly; the CDC's travel planner may provide more specific information.

ASU is committed to taking all reasonable precautions to minimize our students' exposure to risks related to COVID-19 during their Critical languages Institute program*. Such precautions include:

  • Evaluating all program activities to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, compliance with ASU and local protocols for maintaining physical distance and face covering during all program activities**;
  • Establishing response procedures to support students who receive a positive COVID-19 test during the program, who develop symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been directly exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

These precautions may change, or additional precautions may be adopted, based on the state of the pandemic at the time of the program and/or the particular circumstances of the program location(s).

*Students should understand that it is possible to contract COVID-19 even if they follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines required by ASU and recommended by the CDC and other federal, state and local government health authorities.

**The Critical Languages Institute (CLI) will enforce ASU's on-campus protocols to the maximum extent possible on this program, but students should understand that all physical distancing requirements may not be enforceable in all program activities or on all modes of program transportation.

All participants in this program will be required to review and sign a COVID-19 Disclosure and a COVID-19 Behavioral Commitment (located in the CLI application). You can find additional information and resources on the COVID-19 FAQs, and CLI will communicate any updated or program-specific guidelines to you prior to travel.

Details

COURSE DATES
May 31st - July 15th, 2022
M-F 8:30AM - 12:35PM
Classroom: TBD

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of PLC 101/102

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ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

LOCATION
Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 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, Mill Avenue caters to both international students and international businesses. 

Housing & Meals

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

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $35/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

At this point, ASU has a very limited supply of single-occupancy rooms. We may not be able to offer this option for Summer 2022. 

Participants who wish to live in an ASU dormitory and require rooms with ADA accommodations should email cli@asu.edu as soon as possible. ASU has a limited supply of such rooms, but CLI will work with Housing to try fulfill any such requests. 

Bed linens rentals are available for an additional one-time $45 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. CLI does not provide supplies for kitchen areas.

MEALS
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 for details on food-court options.)

CLI does not offer a meal plan for any of its on campus programs.

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 2019 pricing and are subject to change. Once ASU provides us with 2022 pricing, we will update this page accordingly. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.

Funding

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 $5,000 for the study of First-year Ukrainian in CLI-Arizona. Past CLI Title VIII fellows can be awarded the fellowship up to two more times, for a maximum of up to 3 fellowship awards, as long as they maintain their graduate student eligibility.

Apply by January 24, 2022


 

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 $1,500 for superior applicants to study First-year Ukrainian in CLI-Arizona.

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

Apply by January 24, 2022



MELIKIAN CENTER TARGETED AWARDS FOR UKRAINIAN

The Melikian Center is offering a limited number of awards of $1,000 for students of Ukrainian. This funding was made possible by the generous support of Melikian board members, the Arizona-Ukrainian community, and other private donations.

Please note, you do not have to submit a separate application for this targeted funding. If you are applying for Ukrainian, your application for the Melikian Center Award will have you automatically considered for this specific funding.

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

Apply by January 24, 2022


 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers up to a $1,000 reduction of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students and non-students with an annual family income of $50,000 or less. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs.

Unlike our other funding opportunities, this reduction does not require a separate application. Instead, you are only required to indicate your Pell eligibility on your general CLI program application in order to be considered for this fee reduction.

These fee reductions are limited. Not all who apply will be awarded.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Costs

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.

Ukrainian - 4-week optional extension in Ukraine

Overview

First-Year Ukrainian study abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine

Students of CLI Summer Ukrainian in Kyiv immerse themselves in Ukrainian culture while strengthening their mastery of the language through specially designed courses and extramural activities. This small, flexible program is customized to meet the needs of each participant.

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COVID-19

There are numerous risks inherent in travel during a pandemic; students interested in this program should carefully review the COVID-19 information provided by the U.S. State Department (including the State Department's country-specific information) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (including the CDC's country-specific information) to better understand the nature of those risks.

All participants should be aware of the following:

  • The host country, the airline or other transportation providers used, and the specific destinations visited on this program may have requirements regarding being vaccinated, showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test or (for the unvaccinated) spending time in a mandatory quarantine upon entry or taking additional precautions (such as wearing masks).
  • It is the responsibility of the student to satisfy any such requirements, and unvaccinated students who are subject to quarantine on arrival will need to make their own arrangements to arrive early and complete quarantine requirements at their own expense so they are ready to fully participate when the program begins.
  • Unvaccinated students may be unable to participate if the itinerary involves crossing a national border to a country that requires unvaccinated individuals to quarantine, as the program itinerary does not build in time to satisfy those requirements.
  • Similarly, unvaccinated individuals may not be able to participate in certain program activities, if those activities require proof of vaccination.
  • Vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements change regularly; the State Department's country-specific information may provide more specific information.

ASU is committed to taking all reasonable precautions to minimize our students' exposure to risks related to COVID-19 during their Critical Languages Institute program*. Such precautions may include:

  • Carefully monitoring COVID-19 travel restrictions to ensure, as much as possible, that students will be able to enter the program country;
  • Evaluating all program activities to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, compliance with ASU and local protocols for maintaining physical distance and face covering during all program activities**
  • Providing an international insurance policy, including coverage for housing and meal expenses in case of mandatory quarantine/self-isolation due to direct exposure;
  • Establishing response procedures to support students who receive a positive COVID-19 test during the program, who develop symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been directly exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

These precautions may change, or additional precautions may be adopted, based on the state of the pandemic at the time of the Program and/or the particular circumstances of the Program location(s).

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to book tickets that allow for flexibility. Most airlines are offering this themselves, but be sure to read all fine print not only for ticket conditions, but also for any possible flight insurance you might purchase.

*Students should understand that it is possible to contract COVID-19 even if they follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines required by ASU and recommended by the CDC and other federal, state and local government health authorities.

**The Critical Languages Institute will enforce ASU's on-campus protocols to the maximum extent possible on this program, but students should understand that physical distancing requirements may not be enforceable in all program activities or on all modes of program transportation.

All participants in this program will be required to review and sign a COVID-19 Disclosure and a COVID-19 Behavioral Commitment (located in the CLI application). You can find additional information and resources on the COVID-19 FAQs, and we will communicate any updated or program-specific guidelines to you prior to travel.

Details

COURSE DATES
July 18th - August 12th, 2022

ACADEMIC CREDIT
3 credits of SLC 494

ELIGIBILITY
Successful completion of CLI-Tempe 1st-Year Ukranian intensive course.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but have included:

  • Downtown Kyiv Walking Tour
  • Armed Forces Museum
  • Saint Sophia's Cathedral
  • National Art Museum
  • Museum of Western and Eastern Art
  • Museum of Chernobyl
  • Pervomaisk Missile Base
  • Museum of the Second World War
  • Kyiv Monastery of the Caves
  • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

LOCATION
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine with population of about 3 million citizens. It is situated on the Dnepr River and boasts architectural monuments that are recognized world treasures. Kyiv is the largest cultural, scientific and industrial center of Ukraine, the place of religious pilgrimage and a very attractive tourist destination. Hospitable Ukrainians are delighted to introduce Slavic culture to foreign guests. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's program in Kyiv is managed jointly by Arizona State University and NovaMova. Classes are conducted at NovaMova's school in Kyiv.

Housing & Meals

HOUSING
For summer 2022, CLI will not place students with host families. Instead, students will be placed in alternative housing options such as dorms, apartments, or hotels. We are currently working with our providers on this and will update accepted students on the housing and meal options available for their programs.

MEALS
Students are expected to make their own meal arrangements.

Funding

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 First-year Ukrainian in CLI-Arizona/Ukraine. Past CLI Title VIII fellows can be awarded the fellowship up to two more times, for a maximum of up to 3 fellowship awards, as long as they maintain their graduate student eligibility.

Apply by January 24, 2022


 

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 First-year Ukrainian in CLI-Arizona/Ukraine.

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

Apply by January 24, 2022



MELIKIAN CENTER TARGETED AWARDS FOR UKRAINIAN

The Melikian Center is offering a limited number of awards of $1,000 for students of Ukrainian. This funding was made possible by the generous support of Melikian board members, the Arizona-Ukrainian community, and other private donations.

Please note, you do not have to submit a separate application for this targeted funding. If you are applying for Ukrainian, your application for the Melikian Center Award will have you automatically considered for this specific funding.

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

Apply by January 24, 2022


 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers up to a $1,000 reduction of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students and non-students with an annual family income of $50,000 or less. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs.

Unlike our other funding opportunities, this reduction does not require a separate application. Instead, you are only required to indicate your Pell eligibility on your general CLI program application in order to be considered for this fee reduction.

These fee reductions are limited. Not all who apply will be awarded.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Costs

PROGRAM FEE

The CLI 4-Week Kyiv program fee of $4,400* covers:

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 3 academic credits
  • 4 weeks housing
  • excursions and activities
  • insurance
  • visa
It does not include:
  • international travel
  • meals
  • 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.