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Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Council's Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. American Councils currently offers study abroad programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Participants can study Armenian, Azeri, Buryat, Chechen, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Romanian, Tatar, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Uzbek or Yakut.

Applicants must have at least two semesters of college-level instruction in the target or related language; good academic standing; and be 18 to apply. Financial aid awards available and are made on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Awards typically range from $500 to $2,500.

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Asia & Pacific
  • Europe

Program Type:

  • Study
  • Travel

Program Length:

  • Summer, semester, or academic year


  • Feb. 15 (for Summer); Mar. 15 (for Fall OR Academic Year); Oct. 16 (for Spring) 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate