Uzbek

1st-year Uzbek

7 weeks in Tempe, Arizona

First-Year Uzbek in Arizona

Students with no previous experience learn to understand Uzbek culture and to speak Uzbek at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level.

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COURSE DATES
May 26 - July 10, 2020
M-F 8:30AM - 12:35PM
Classroom: TBD

ACADEMIC CREDIT
8 credits of SLC 194

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

ASU typically offers double-occupancy rooms for $21.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occupancy rooms.

ASU also typically offers single-occupancy rooms for $36/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 $23 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.

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 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. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 

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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 1st-Year Uzbek in CLI-Arizona.

Apply by January 20, 2020

 

FUNDING FOR 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 Uzbek in CLI-Arizona.

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

Apply by January 20, 2020

 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. 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.

4-week optional extension

Study Abroad in Tashkent

CLI's summer program in Tashkent helps students extend and solidify the communicative and cultural skills they develop during intensive classes on the ASU campus.

The program provides 3 hours a day of instruction in Uzbek, during which students review the material covered in Arizona, with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills. In the afternoon and on weekends, the program offers excursions and extra-curricular activities led by language coaches.

Since the program is small, instructors provide a great deal of individual attention and staff are able to tailor activities to students' needs and interests.

COURSE DATES
July 13 -- August 7, 2020

ACADEMIC CREDIT
3 credits of SLC 494; "Uzbek Language Overseas"

ELIGIBILITY
Successful completion of a CLI-Tempe Uzbek summer intensive program.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Since this program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but may include:

  • City of Samarkand
  • City of Bukhara
  • Hast Imam Complex
  • Kukeldash Madrasah
  • Ming Urik Archaeological Museum
  • Park Ashkhabad
  • Amir Temur Theatur
  • Muqimi Theater
  • History of Arts in Uzbekistan Museum

LOCATION
A city of over 2 million, Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and the administrative and cultural center for much of Central Asia. It is as famous for its lively bazaars and historical monuments as it is for its arts districts and the monumental architecture of the past two decades. It is also known for its many museums and its mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture. The Amir Timur Museum houses manuscripts, weapons and other relics from the Timurid dynasty. Nearby, the huge State Museum of History of Uzbekistan has centuries-old Buddhist artifacts. The city’s skyline is distinguished by Tashkent Tower.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI is working with the Tashkent State University of Uzbek Language and Literature Named After Alisher Nava’i (TSUULL) to establish this study-abroad program for summer 2020!

Students live in Tashkent State University of Uzbek Language and Literature dormitories.

Breakfast and lunch are provided.

TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Department of State Seal

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 Uzbek in CLI-Tashkent.

Apply by January 20, 2020

 

FUNDING FOR 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 Uzbek in CLI-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 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 2020 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs. 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-Tashkent program fee (exact fee TBD) covers*:

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 4 weeks of housing at the university
  • excursions and activities
  • breakfast and lunch
  • insurance
  • visa
  • local cell phone

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • dinner
  • personal expenses

*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.