Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Study Abroad by Language

Albanian  •  Armenian  •  Azerbaijani  •  Bashkir  •  Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS)  •  Bulgarian  •  Buryat  •  Chechen  •  Czech  •  Estonian  •  Georgian  •  Hungarian  •  Kazakh  •  Kyrgyz  •  Latvian  •  Lithuanian  •  Macedonian  •  Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki)  •  Polish  •  Romanian  •  Russian  •  Slovak  •  Tatar  •  Turkmen  •  Ukrainian  •  Uzbek  •  Yakut


ALBANIAN

Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

  • Intensive, highly individualized instruction through stays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Tirana, Albania
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of target language experience

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)


Summer Courses in Arizona
Follow-on Summer Programs in Albania
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ARMENIAN

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer Courses in Arizona
Follow-on Summer Programs in Armenia
Advanced Armenian in Armenia

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Armenian or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Yerevan, Albania

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AZERBAIJANI

Critical Language Scholarship Program (U.S. Department of State)

  • CLS is a fully-funded, overseas, group-based program that takes place each summer. 
  • Open to all levels from no previous language experience to advanced.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Azeri or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Baku, Azerbaijan

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BASHKIR

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least two years of college-level study of Bashkir or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Ulan-Ude, Russia

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BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN (BCS)

Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans (SIT Study Abroad)

  • Gain firsthand knowledge of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and the struggle for human rights in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo.
  • Engage with peace and human rights activists, academics, and local students
  • Homestay with a Belgradian family

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer Courses in Arizona:
Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina:

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Montenegro Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Montenegro
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
Advanced intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Montenegro Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Montenegro
  • Serbian in Montenegro (abroad only); 4 weeks

Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

Bosnian
  • Intensive, highly individualized instruction through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of target language experience
Serbian
  • Intensive, highly individualized instruction through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of target language experience

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BULGARIAN

Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

Bulgarian
  • Intensive, highly individualized instruction through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of college-level instruction in the target language or a related language

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Sofia Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Sofia
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 4 weeks abroad in Sofia

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BURYAT

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least two years of college-level study of Bashkir or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Ulan-Ude, Russia

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CHECHEN

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Chechen or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Tbilisi, Georgia

Peace and Security in the South Caucasus (American Councils)

  • 4 weeks in Tbilisi, Georgia studying the politics, culture, and history of the South Caucasus
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students

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CZECH

Central European Studies in Prague (CET Academic Programs) - Affiliated with UT

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Community service component

Jewish Studies in Prague (CET Academic Programs) - Affiliated with UT

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Community service component

Charles University in Prague (CIEE) - Affiliated with UT

  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities available

Charles University in Prague (AIFS) – Affiliated with UT 

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Volunteer opportunities available

Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change (SIT Study Abroad)

  • Semester programs available

Czech Republic: Prague Semester at the Anglo-American University (CCIS)

  • Summer and semester programs available

Charles University in Prague by AIFS

  • Summer programs available
  • Volunteer opportunities available

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Prague Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Prague
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 4 weeks abroad in Prague
Advanced intensive courses:
  • 6 weeks abroad in Prague

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ESTONIAN

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh

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GEORGIAN

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Georgian or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Tbilisi, Georgia

Peace and Security in the South Caucasus (American Councils)

  • 4 weeks in Tbilisi, Georgia studying the politics, culture, and history of the South Caucasus
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students

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HUNGARIAN

Corvinus University in Budapest (CIEE) – Affiliated with UT

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Internship opportunities available

International Business and Humanities in Budapest at Corvinus University (API)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Open only to undergraduates

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Hungary Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Debrecen

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KAZAKH

Central Asian Studies in Kyrgyzstan (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

Energy in Central Asia Program (American Councils)

  • 4 weeks in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Specially designed for students interested in business, economics, and development
  • Examines Central Asia’s energy industry, the politics of oil and gas, and the potential environmental impact of the industry’s rapid growth
  • Open to undergraduates and graduate students

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Kazakh or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic-year programs available in Ulan-Ude, Russia

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KYRGYZ

Central Asian Studies in Kyrgyzstan (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Kyrgyz or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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LATVIAN

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh

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LITHUANIAN

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh

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MACEDONIAN

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Courses in Arizona:

Balkan Language Initiative (American Councils)

  • Intensive, highly individualized instruction through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of target language experience

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PERSIAN (DARI, FARSI, TAJIKI)

Central Asian Studies in Kyrgyzstan (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer Courses in Arizona:
Programs in Samarqand:

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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POLISH

Jagiellonian University of Krakow – Affiliated with UT 

  • Summer, semester, and academic programs available
  • Cheapest and most direct route to study at Jagiellonian

Central European Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics (CIEE) - Affiliated with UT 

  • Semester and academic year programs available

Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Krakow (Jagiellonian University) (API) - Affiliated with UT 

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Internship opportunities available at Galician Jewish Museum
  • Open only to undergraduates

Polish Language and Culture Summer in Krakow (Jagiellonian University) (API) - Affiliated with UT 

  • Option of intensive or non-intensive track
  • Open only to undergraduates

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer Courses in Arizona:

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Poland Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Poland
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Poland Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Poland
  • 4-week session abroad in Poland
  • 6-week session abroad in Poland
Advanced intensive courses:
  • 6-week abroad in Krakow

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ROMANIAN

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Romanian or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Chisinau, Moldova

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RUSSIAN

American Home

  • Intensive Russian Program
  • Alternative Spring Break Program
  • American English Program Teaching Position

Moscow Plus – Affiliated with UT

  • Takes place in Summer II session - 5 weeks
  • Intensive classes in Russian language and culture

St. Petersburg State University (CIEE)

Critical Language Scholarship Program (U.S. Department of State)

  • CLS is a fully-funded, overseas, group-based program that takes place each summer. 
  • Open to intermediate and advanced students.

Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available in Kiev

Russian as a Second Language (SRAS)

  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available

Kyrgyz Summer Adventure (SRAS)

  • Summer program based in Bishkek
  • Intensive Russian language training and a one week trek through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Siberian Summer Adventure (SRAS)

  • 4 weeks: Intensive Russian language courses along with courses on the recent environmental history of Siberia
  • 2 weeks: Trail building expedition along Lake Baikal

Eurasian Culinary Studies (SRAS)

  • Summer program based in Kiev

Central Asian Studies (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available based in Bishkek
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

Russian Studies Abroad: Moscow (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available

Russian Studies Abroad: St. Petersburg (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available

The Russian Far East (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available in Vladivostok

Siberian Studies (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available in Irkutsk
  • Internship opportunities available

Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) (American Councils)

  • Open to undergrads, graduates, and working professionals
  • Program available in Moscow, Vladimir, and St. Petersburg
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available

Contemporary Russia (American Councils)

  • 4-week summer program
  • Open to undergrads, graduates, and working professionals

Peace and Security in the South Caucasus (American Councils)

  • 4 weeks in Tbilisi, Georgia studying the politics, culture, and history of the South Caucasus
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students

Energy in Central Asia Program (American Councils)

  • 4-week summer program
  • Open to undergraduates and graduate students
  • Study business culture and the energy industry in Kazakhstan

Russian Heritage Speakers Program (American Councils)

  • Open to undergrads, graduates, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer Courses in Arizona:
8-Week Summer Programs in Kazan:
8-Week Summer Programs in St. Petersburg:
4- & 8-Week Summer Programs in Biskhek:

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

  • 8-week session in Pittsburgh: 1st-4th year classes available
  • 5 weeks + 5 weeks Pitt/Moscow program: 1st-4th year classes available

Middlebury Language School in Vermont

  • 8-week session of intensive language learning
  • 6-week graduate session involves taking graduate-level courses in Russian

Language and Culture Program in Kaliningrad, Russia

  • Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals

Russian Language Centre at Moscow State University

  • Open to anyone over 16 years of age
  • Group, private, evening, and online classes available

American Home in Vladimir

  • Flexible, intensive Russian classes

Russia: Moscow Semester at GRINT Center for Education and Culture (CCIS)

  • Summer and semester programs available 
  • Open only to undergraduates

Study Abroad in St. Petersburg (AIFS)

  • Summer, semester, and academic programs available
  • Open only to undergraduates

KEI Programs in Moscow at Moscow State University

  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available
  • Internship and community service opportunities available

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SLOVAK

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • Study in Slovakia Option; 6 weeks in Pittsburgh, 4 weeks in Bratislava
Intermediate intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh
  • 4-week session abroad in Bratislava
Advanced intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh

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TATAR

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Tatar or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Ulan-Ude, Russia

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Summer courses in Kazan, Russia:

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TURKMEN

Central Asian Studies in Kyrgyzstan (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

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UKRAINIAN

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Ukrainian or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Kyiv, Ukraine

Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) (University of Pittsburgh)

Beginning intensive courses:
  • 6-week session in Pittsburgh

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UZBEK

Central Asian Studies in Kyrgyzstan (SRAS)

  • Semester and academic year programs available
  • Combines intensive language study with courses on regional history
  • A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program, and educational travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are included

Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University)

Courses in Arizona:
Programs in Uzbekistan:

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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YAKUT

Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

  • Must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Bashkir or Russian
  • Open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals
  • Summer, semester, and academic year programs available in Ulan-Ude, Russia

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