ExCEL Abroad is the reciprocal extension of Exchanges for Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL).
Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azeri, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Tajiki, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Through homestays, conversation partners, internships, and volunteer activities, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff.
Academic Focus: intensive language immersion; regional area studies
At least two semesters of college-level instruction in the target or related language; good academic standing; must be 18 to apply
See www.acstudyabroad.org/erlp for current program costs (program costs vary by program period). Cost includes visa and processing, orientation in D.C., tuition, housing, most meals, tutoring, short and long excursions, health insurance, and in-country logistical support. Financial aid through American Councils is available for this program.