Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
School: Arizona State University
Dates of Program: June 17, 2024 - August 09, 2024
Program Type: Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: Year 2 , Year 3 , Year 4 ,
|Number of Classroom Hours per week||20|
|Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week||15|
|Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week||5+|
2nd, 3rd, and 4th-Year Russian: Materials provided on site. Participants should bring Russian-English/English-Russian dictionaries.
PROJECT GO FUNDING
The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.
Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before the anticipated travel date. Passport processing times have greatly increased and it can take 3 months or more to receive a new passport. We encourage you to apply for your passport as soon as possible. Furthermore, many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.
ABOUT THE CRITICAL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
The Critical Language Institute (CLI) is an integral component of The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies. Every summer, CLI provides intensive language training in 14 languages. The Melikian Center is a National Resource Center supported by the Department of Education as well as a Foreign Language and Area Studies Center focusing on building Intercultural Education programs and serving as a hub for research, teaching, and innovative partnerships. As a part of the domestic program, students have an opportunity to learn the cultural and linguistic traditions of Indonesia while interacting and thinking across cultural boundaries with students from 14 other language and cultural programs.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC DETAILS
Placement exam demonstrating knowledge equivalent to ASU course you will be taking while overseas. By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a Russian proficiency between intermediate mid and advanced high (depending on level).
10- or 8-Credit, 8-Week Program:
10 credit hours of 2nd year Russian OR 8 credit hours of 3rd/4th year Russian
This intensive program provides four-hours of instruction everyday providing grammar, conversation, and comprehension lessons every day. During each week, student will meet with their Russian coaches to practice conversation and complete cultural visits. Students live together in home stays often participating in family initiated cultural visits and experiences. Students also participate in weekend trips, in Russian, with their coaches to historical, cultural, and environmental destinations.
Surrounded by supportive Russian speakers, receiving daily hands-on training, and not speaking English for 8 weeks, students make extremely rapid progress and are expected to exit the program with a proficiency of Intermediate Advanced or better.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
The overseas location of the programs will be in the Russian-speaking city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Situated at the base of the 15,000-foot tall Tian-Shan mountain range, Bishkek is a vibrant city of 1 million with a rich and colorful blend of Central Asian, Russian and Western influences. Russian is the predominant language of the city. Modern Bishkek is known for its hospitality, sight-seeing attractions and its plethora of youth-oriented cafes and eateries.
For more information on visiting Bishkek, please see: http://www.discoverkyrgyzstan.org/
2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Russian: https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/russian
Program Website: Project GO @ Arizona State University CLI
Application Deadline: January 18, 2024
Separate application?: No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply:
Students will be able to select this program while completing the Project GO common application.
Applications Open – Monday, October 2, 2023 / Applications Overseas Deadline – January 18, 2024
NOTE: If accepted to this PGO program, you will be required to submit an additional application to ASU's Critical Languages Institute in late January/early February 2024. https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/russian
Also, on the student application page, ASU will appear as Arizona State University Campus Immersion until November 1. In spite of this, you are applying for an overseas program which features 8 weeks of instruction in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Questions about this program? Contact Theresa Zimm, PGO Program Coordinator, ASU [email protected], 480-965-7705
Name: Theresa Zimm
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (480) 965-7705
Thank you very much.