Monday, January 19, 2009

GRANT- Fellowships for Language Study in Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS

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GRANT- Fellowships for Language Study in Eurasia, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Brita Ericson <>

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to
announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate
students to participate in the Summer 2009 Eurasian Regional Language
Program for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus,
Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.

Applications for the Summer 2009 program are due March 1st. Applications
are now available for download from the American Councils website:

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department
of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays)
grant support. Recent program participants have also received
substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International
Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and
the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied:

Azeri in Baku;
Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi;
Kazakh in Almaty;
Kyrgyz in Bishkek;
Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki) and Uzbek in Dushanbe; and
Ukrainian in Kyiv

Programs also available for the study of Armenian, Buryat, Chechen,
Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut. Please note that
some languages are offered in more than one country.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students,
advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive
instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in
semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted
by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational
institutions. Students with at least two years of college-level
instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to
the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Courses are designed to strengthen participants' oral, listening,
reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Participants
receive approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class instruction in
the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are
also available for advanced speakers. Other program features include
peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and graduate- or
undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

Application deadlines
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522

Brita Ericson
Information and Outreach Officer
American Councils for International Education: ACTR-ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

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