Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan & Arizona State University)

Deadline (for funding): January 25, 2021

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with Arizona State University, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), which will be an online, intensive summer language program in Kazakh (SSRES). The 8-week intensive course, which will be online for summer 2021, is fully FLAS compliant. 

Program dates for SSRES 2021:
June 7 – July 30 (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year)  
American students are encouraged to apply to the program through Arizona State University’s Critical Language’s Institute, through which Title VIII funding is available (see more information below).  In addition, students applying through Arizona State University will earn US-based academic credits, workshops, and other program support.
For more information about applying through the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University, please see their site: , or email the Director, Irina Levin:

For more detailed information about the program at NU, please see our website: , or contact the Program Director, Dr. Amanda Murphy (  

NU is a highly selective English-language university in Astana, Kazakhstan, which houses over 40 different specialists on Eurasia from various disciplines, who teach classes for our MA and Ph.D. programs in Eurasian Studies.  During the summer, we host a Eurasian Studies Lecture series. This year we will offer a variety of virtual excursions that will allow students to explore the farthest corners of Kazakhstan.