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Summer Programs Abroad - 2018

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Tajik Intensive
Study Tajik in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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  Included in program cost:
Cultureadditionally includes one week in Tajikistan!

Tajik Intensive is a study abroad program combining intensive language training and peer tutoring at London School of Language and Culture in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with a week-long guided language immersion experience in Tajikistan. In both locations you will additionally enjoy a full cultural excursion program, in the city and in the spectacular nature of these countries.


Dates and Costs

10 weeks : Cost: $6,995
     May 28 - August 3, 2018 (Apply by: April 15, 2018)

8 weeks: Cost: $6,095
     May 28 - July 20, 2018 (Apply by: April 15, 2018)

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TS-100/200/300/400 Tajik Language Study  
Small, intensive classes focuses on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics. Upper level options vary by location and can include literature, film, or specialized language training (political/economic, media, translation).
Academic Hours:  Summer late/full: 160/200

TS-101: Culture Lab
Excursions, seminars, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences at locations of historical, cultural, or other interest. See the scheadule for Bishkek

 TS-103/203/303: Peer Tajik Tutoring
Four hours per week of intensive hours of individual tutoring engage you with active use of the language.
Academic Hours:  Summer late/full: 32/40


Travel Component

Students will spend seven days touring a wide variety of Tajikistan's urban and rural areas, taking in museums, marketplaces, and natural wonders. The tour will start with a flight to Dushanbe and then switch to overland transport (including autos as well as hiking and horseback) to see the 2500 year-old Gissar Fortress, the glacial Lake Iskanderkul, the ancient and regionally important cities of Khujand and Panjakent, and more.

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- Access Grant -

SRAS offers a $500 Access Grant for Tajik as a Second Language. Grant participants will be expected to contribute three 1 page writeups of specific experiences they had on the program for publication to SRAS sites and a 2-3 page end-of-program summation essay describing what the scholarship participant learned on this program and how they plan to use this knowledge and experience in the future. The grant is awarded after all conditions are met.

To apply, just write one paragraph about why you want to study Tajik abroad. Submit this paragraph plus two writing samples (e.g. papers written for college-level classes, preferably on Russia- or literature-related subjects) and upload these to the "Application Materials" section of your online application.



Costs: Program costs include tuition for study as outlined, visa extensions and registration, pre-departure materials, local orientation, health and accident insurance, use of a mobile telephone for the duration of the program, round-trip airport transfers, and SRAS in-country support. Includes housing: one month of homestay and dormitory housing for the remainder of the program; breakfast and supper included with home stay.

*Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in major courses. No prior knowledge of Russian required. Some background (courses and/or experience) in Russian language, regional studies or international relations helpful. 

*Course Expectations: Central Asian Studies is an intensive, participatory course. Students will be expected to come to all classes and events prepared as instructed and ready to discuss the material or subject at hand.

*Credit Transfer and Transcripts: The transcript for the program is issued by University of Montana, a national and international leader in recognizing the significance of Central & Southwest Asia. How many credits your home university may award depends entirely on your home university. SRAS recommends discussing this with your advisor and SRAS before you apply. Students planning on applying for credit transfer must read our FAQ page for more info.


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