Eurasian Regional Language Program

Eurasian Regional Language Program

Receive intensive overseas instruction in one of 16 languages, from Armenian to Uzbek.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) provides high-quality language instruction, specially designed cultural programs, and logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia (temporarily suspended), Ukraine, and Moldova.

Participants receive intensive, highly-individualized instruction in 16 Eurasian languages, including Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Turkish, and Uzbek.

Program features include homestays, cultural activities, and conversation partners. Participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from our expert staff.

Currently, the program offers the following:

  • Yerevan, Armenia - Armenian
  • Baku, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani and Turkish (Turkish is only available during fall and spring semesters)
  • Tbilisi, Georgia – Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - Kazakh
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz
  • Chisinau, Moldova – Romanian and Ukrainian
  • Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), and Uzbek
  • Kyiv, Ukraine (temporarily suspended) - Ukrainian

Funded by

Self-funded; financial aid is available


Open to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals; two semesters or more of experience in the target language or a related language required