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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