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Study Abroad in Eurasia

American Councils offers study abroad programs in 9 countries of Eurasia, including the study of more than 15 regional languages and cultures. Academic opportunities include language immersion, area studies, internships, and peace and security studies.

Programs in Eurasia

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)The Eurasian Regional Language Program offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages in 9 different countries. Through homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support from American Councils expert, overseas staff. Learn More →

Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) Program - InternshipsThrough OPIT's six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today's global market. American Councils on-site staff arrange internship placements and provide ongoing support to participants. Internships in a wide range of fields including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services are available throughout 16 countries of Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and the Baltics. No foreign-language study is required. Learn More →

Peace and Security in the South Caucasus Program

Peace and Security in the South CaucasusBased in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Peace and Security in the South Caucasus Program explores cultural identity and nationalism, development strategies, the emergence of new political systems and parties, and ongoing efforts to foster peace throughout the region. Over five weeks in the summer, participants study the politics, culture, and history of the South Caucasus and gain new insight into the complex factors shaping current events. Learn More →

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)One of the longest-running and most respected Russian language and cultural immersion programs, RLASP combines intensive classroom instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field studies, conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students. The program is designed to improve participants' oral, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian language and to develop their knowledge of history, politics, culture, and society of the region. Learn More →

Customized & Faculty-Led Programs

In addition to administering its own high-quality overseas programs, American Councils offers a wide range of services to support customized and faculty-led programs for U.S. institutions of higher education. With a network of 28 overseas offices and 400 host-country nationals and expatriate staff members around the globe, American Councils is well-equipped to help design an overseas program for your students. Learn More →

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