Central Asian Studies is an innovative program preparing students for international careers. Based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia, this program combines intensive language study with courses on regional history and the specific countries and major cultures of this diverse area. A month of home stay, an extensive cultural program and educational travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are included to give a deeper understanding of what locals think and how they live. Stay for an optional second semester for continued language study and hands-on learning.
Central Asian Studies is for adventurous students looking to understand a militarily and economically vital part of the world where Islam and Christianity, as well as Russian, Western, Chinese, and local interests mix and sometimes collide. You'll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on geopolitics and foreign relations for your future in government, business, or academia. This program is offered in partnership with The School of Russian and Asian Studies.
Intensive group courses
Full-time group programs for a deep immersion into the Russian language
Non-intensive group courses
Part-time group programs for people living and working in Bishkek
One-to-one tuition for rapid progress with a personal teacher