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Fall 2020 Online and Hybrid Programs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils modified all AC Study Abroad overseas programs for Fall 2020. While our overseas programs will not be running as planned this fall, American Councils is pleased to offer several online and hybrid options for the Fall 2020 term. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, please review the program descriptions below.

Students who are interested in applying for an academic year length program should complete the Fall 2020 semester application. Please also contact the program coordinator listed in the program description for more information and further instructions about the academic year term. At this time, we expect to resume our full overseas programming in Spring 2021 and will post an update about the Spring 2021 semester as soon as it is available.


Program Descriptions

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Online Only

RLASP offers intensive Russian language instruction paired with virtual cultural activities and excursions all conducted in Russian. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of college-level Russian instruction or the equivalent. For a description of the program, including academic structure, credit, and cost, please view the RLASP Fall 2020 Online Program description.

This fall we are also offering a Part-Time Track for students who are looking to take part in all of the activities normally offered as part of RLASP, but with fewer weekly hours to accommodate a variety of schedules. For a description of the program, please view the RLASP Fall 2020 Online Part-Time Program description.

Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

Online Option

BLI offers the intensive instruction of Albanian and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS). All participants also take part in a wide variety of cultural activities and excursions conducted in the target language. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of college-level instruction or the equivalent in the target language or a related language. For a description of the program, including academic structure, credit, and cost, please view the BLI Fall 2020 Online Program description.

This fall we are also offering a Part-Time Track for students who are looking to take part in all of the activities normally offered as part of BLI, but with fewer weekly hours to accommodate a variety of schedules. For a description of the program, please view the BLI Fall 2020 Online Part-Time Program description.

Hybrid Option

The BLI Fall 2020 Hybrid Program will combine online learning and overseas programming for intensive language study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Students will attend daily, remote language instruction for the first seven weeks of the program and then continue their language study for seven weeks in the host country. For a description of the program, including academic structure, credit, and cost, please view the BLI Fall 2020 Hybrid Program description.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

Online Option

ERLP offers the intensive instruction of Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. All participants also take part in a wide variety of cultural activities and excursions conducted in the target language. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of college-level instruction or the equivalent in the target language, Russian, or a related language. For a description of the program, including academic structure, credit, and cost, please view the ERLP Fall 2020 Online Program description.

This fall we are also offering a Part-Time Track for students who are looking to take part in all of the activities normally offered as part of ERLP, but with fewer weekly hours to accommodate a variety of schedules. For a description of the program, please view the ERLP Fall 2020 Online Part-Time Program description.

Hybrid Option

The ERLP Fall 2020 Hybrid Program will combine online learning and overseas programming for intensive language study. This option is available for the study of Georgian in Tbilisi, Georgia and the study of Romanian in Chisinau, Moldova. Students will attend daily, remote language instruction for the first seven weeks of the program and then continue their language study for seven weeks in the host country. For a description of the program, including academic structure, credit, and cost, please view the descriptions for the ERLP Fall 2020 Hybrid Program in Georgia and the ERLP Fall 2020 Hybrid Program in Moldova.

Study Two Languages on ERLP

Participants on the either the online or hybrid ERLP program have the option to split their language instruction hours between their selected target language and Russian or another language offered at their program site. Language instruction is split either 50%-50% between the two languages or as 75% of the target language – 25% of the additional language.

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