Scholarships for Students


1. American Councils Spring Language Program in Eurasia. Scholarships available, application due 2/15/2019

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind you that applications for Summer 2019 intensive language immersion programs are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 15, 2019.

ERLP provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

(Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship for Summer 2019 provided by funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), U.S. Department of Education, Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

  • Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
  • U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website (www.acstudyabroad.org)  for more information and to access the online application. Once again, the application deadline for this summer program is Friday, February 15, 2019. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at outbound@americancouncils.org with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.


2. American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 semester Eurasian Regional Language Program.  The application deadline is October 15, 2018.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages spoken in Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut.

THE PROGRAM OFFERS… 

  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • Expert university faculty and classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-18 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
  • U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

Students admitted to the Eurasian Regional Language Program are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

*Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) fellowships for advanced overseas Persian language study on the ERLP program. Fulbright-Hays fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Fellowship awards are made in the amount of $7,000 for semester programs.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team (phone: 202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).


3. Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
4. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
5. Boren Awards for International Studies
6. The Houtan Scholarship
7. Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award

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