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[from "Alissa Bibb" <Bibb@americancouncils.org>]

Fellowships for Language Study in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Belarus,
Ukraine, and Moldova.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible for full and
partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International
Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides
participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the
languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.

Recent program participants have studied:

Georgian at Tblisi State University;
Kazakh at the Kazakh State University of International Relations and
World Languages in Almaty;
Ukrainian at the Ivan Franko State University in L'viv and the Taras
Shevchenko National University in Kiev;
Tajik at the Samarkand State University; and
Uzbek at the Alisher Navoi Language Institute in Tashkent.

Also available are programs in Armenian, Azeri, Belarusian, Buryat,
Kyrgyz, Tatar, Turkmen, and Yakut.  (Students seeking to study languages
not listed here should contact the American Councils outbound office at

Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language
level, and provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class
instruction in the target language.  Courses in history, literature, and
politics are also available for advanced speakers.

Participants are registered for credit at Bryn Mawr College. Graduate
students receive the equivalent of 15 academic hours for one semester;
30 for the academic year, and 10 for the summer program. Undergraduate
students receive the equivalent of 16 academic hours for one semester,
32 for the academic year, and 8 for the summer program.

Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in
Russian or the host-country language are eligible to apply to the

Undergraduate and graduate student seeking financial assistance for the
program are automatically considered for Department of State and
Department of Education fellowships upon submission of CSS profile forms
and other application materials.

Substantial financial aid is currently available for summer 2004

Application deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Program: March 1
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1

For more information and an application, please contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522

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