Uzbek - 2nd Year

Uzbek - 8 weeks in Uzbekistan


Second-Year Uzbek in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Students solidify their command of Uzbek and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Uzbekistan comfortably and to read texts on familiar topics with ease.



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:

  • CLI is working with its service providers and will update this tab with country-specific safety and vaccine policies.
  • 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.


June 20 - August 12, 2022

M-F 8:30AM - 12:35PM 

8 credits of SLC 294

Placement test.

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

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.

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 2022!

Housing & Meals

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

Students are expected to make their own meal arrangements.



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, Uzbekistan.

Apply by January 24, 2022



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, Uzbekistan.

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

Apply by January 24, 2022



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 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 for details on timing your Gilman application.


The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the published 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:


The CLI-Tashkent program fee (exact price TBD)* includes:

  • 160 hours of instruction  
  • 8 weeks in dormitory
  • excursions
  • cell phone
  • airport pick-up and drop-off
  • insurance
  • instructional materials
  • visa

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • meals
  • local transportation
  • other personal expenses

*We are currently working with our overseas partners to get updated 2022 prices and will update this page accordingly. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.