Lang. Training: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (UW Madison)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals. Language courses are supplemented by a rich program of cultural events, excursions, and a weekly academic lecture series.

Course offerings each summer are dependent on student interest and enrollment. Typical course offerings include Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Languages are generally offered at the beginning and intermediate level, although advanced level courses may be offered with sufficient student interest. Additional languages, such as Kyrgyz or Azerbaijani, may also be offered with sufficient interest.

CESSI was founded in 2011 by a consortium of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities. Since its creation, CESSI has been hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CESSI is part of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), which offers training in more Less Commonly Taught Languages than any other university in the U.S. For more information, visit the WISLI website. Sign up to receive information from WISLI here.

Kazakh language courses through CESSI also qualify towards fulfilling the UW Russian Flagship Kazakh language requirement.

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Job Posting: Concordia Language Villages, Lesnoe Ozero

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Lesnoe Ozero now has opportunities for employment or volunteer work in an immersion environment for ALL language levels. Please feel free to forward this email, and if there are any questions, please feel free to pass along my email: .
Please note that Concordia Language Villages is an isolated congregate living environment and thus requires a variety of Covid mitigation strategies, including vaccines and testing for all, as well as masking in certain settings.

NEW THIS YEAR! Option 1: Volunteer, July 12-July 30 or July 12-August 14 – Novice high+ proficiency preferredIn this pilot program, volunteers will receive a week of orientation, including training in language teaching, camp counseling, and language training specific to their area of volunteer responsibility (e.g. leading gardening activities, working in our camp cafe, etc.) They will then spend part of the day leading activities in their area of volunteer responsibility and the rest of the day assisting regular staff in language classes, and being immersed in Russian language. Room, board, and transportation from the Minneapolis airport to the program in Bemidji, MN are included, but volunteers are responsible for their own travel to the Minneapolis airport. Volunteers must be at least 18yo and have completed a year of college or the equivalent.NOTE: We cannot provide support for J-1 visas for volunteersApplication link for Volunteers

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Study Abroad: AUCA-Bard College Study Abroad Program (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the introduction of a Russian Language Track through the AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program in Kyrgyzstan. This track is open to students with at least two years of college-level Russian.

Although more than 30 years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Bishkek remains largely a Russian-speaking city, with Russian used as the common language between the many groups of people that call Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia home. Students will have the opportunity to use Russian in and out of the classroom, in home-stays, with student peers, and in daily life. With a rich history and culture of its own, a shared-Soviet experience and common customs and cultural traditions which transcend borders, Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating place to study Russian (outside of the European context) and experience post-Soviet society.

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Lang. Training: Intensive Russian/Russian Cinema Courses (Stony Brook University)

Deadline: Open

1) Stony Brook University will offer the following online summer courses: Contemporary Russian Cinema (in English), 6 weeks. Intensive Elementary Russian I, II (2 semesters), 8 weeks. Both courses start on May 24. You can write me for more information and/or check

2) Stony Brook is offering an ACE (Accelerated College Education) program in Russian for high school students across the US. The possible courses include Elementary Russian and Russian for Heritage Speakers. This program allows students from high schools that offer Russian to receive university credit for their high school courses.

Lang. Training: Center for Language Studies Summer Program (Beloit College)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The 39-year-strong Center for Language Studies language program at Beloit College will offer in Summer 2022 Chinese, Japanese and RUSSIAN languages, first through fourth year college level!

We remain committed to a world-class summer language immersion experience for students, while remaining safe and reliable. Our superb instructional team is already planning an engaging, interactive and exciting program in-person. 

Dates in 2022: 

June 18th through August 5th

Session 1: June 18th – July 12th

Session 2: July 12th – August 5th

 Students earn 8 US undergraduate credits for the full 7-week


For details:, or write to Olga Ogurtsova at 

Lang. Training: Russian Summer Language Intensive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Bard College)

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Bard Abroad is excited to announce a new Russian Summer Language Intensive to be held at the American University of Central Asia, Bard’s longstanding partner in Central Asia. The program combines intensive Russian study with an academic course, taught in English, to contextualize Central Asia’s historical, cultural, and contemporary ties to Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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Lang. Training: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Hello from UW-Madison’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute!  

While the priority application deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for CESSI 2022 on a rolling basis until April 1st, 2022. This is the final chance to get your application in! 

For those applying after the February 1st priority deadline, there will still be opportunities for funding such as the WISLI Tuition Scholarship and CESSI Tuition Remission. 

CESSI will take place in Madison, Wisconsin in 2022, offering courses in Kazakh, Uyghur, Tajik, and Uzbek.

To apply, please visit our website for instructions and more information.

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Lang. Training: Azerbaijani Summer Institute (University of Illinois)

2nd year Azerbaijani will now be offered through the University of Illinois Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) program!

Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim world (SILMW) is a program offered by the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program at the University of Illinois since 2008. SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World while interacting with experts on the region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW offers a variety of extra-curricular learning activities designed to enhance and enrich the language learning process, provides additional channels for language contact, and exposes students to the traditions of the communities of the Muslim World.

The institute is held annually at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Classes take place during the Summer semester. University students earn between 4 and 10 credit hours for taking one or two intensive language courses over the period of 4-8 weeks. SILMW offers exciting opportunities to immerse in the target language through up to 4 hours of daily class instruction and daily co-corricular activities, including research forums, conversation tables, cooking classes, film series, field trips and so much more! Proficiency in any language endorsed by SILMW program presents a competitive advantage in the modern day job market.

SILMW offers intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Azerbaijani and Wolof. SILMW promotes the study of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, critical to US national interest in the 21st century.

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Lang. Training: Summer Language Intensives in Pittsburgh and Abroad (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Accepting applications for SLI’s 2022 summer intensive language programs! 

The Summer Language Institute ( at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications to summer 2022 programs in Pittsburgh and abroad, as well as to our trademark 10-week Pitt+abroad programs. SLI is planning a primarily in-person program in 2022, but will offer a limited number of online, synchronous sections for some of our most in-demand languages, and we welcome inquiries from students about the availability of their preferred instructional format.  

Our priority application due date for best funding consideration is March 1, which is also the deadline to be considered for a summer FLAS scholarship from Pitt’s CREEES. Our 2022 languages are: 

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