For Students

The Melikian Center supports and mentors undergraduate and graduate students studying East Europe and Eurasia.

  • The Melikian Center's Critical Languages Institute (CLI) has evolved into one of the largest summer training facilities in the U.S. for less commonly taught languages, offering courses in 12 languages at up to 6 levels each summer. The signature of the CLI are its hybrid courses, where classes are conducted in two segments, a 7-week course on the ASU campus and an optional 4-week overseas program. 
  • The Melikian Center Undergraduate Fellowship supports students who are currently enrolled ASU undergraduates in any major, with a demonstrated interest in the politics, economy, history, religion, language or culture of Russia, or any of the countries of Eurasia and East Europe. 
  • The Russian and East European Studies (REES) Certificate encourages students to develop special competency in Russian, Eurasian, or East European languages and area studies. 
  • The Melikian Center works with interested students to craft a program of studies emphasizing East European or Eurasian studies within the bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (BIS) program.