Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Languages Program (ACSA)

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for spring 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.)


Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;

Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;

15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;

Housing with carefully-vetted host families;

U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);

Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;

Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.


Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is October 16, 2017. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.