Educational Opportunities

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program

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.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer programs: Feb. 15
  • Fall and academic year programs: March 15
  • Spring semester programs: Oct. 15

Eurasian Regional Language Program

The Eurasian Regional Language Program offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azerbaijani, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Uzbek. Through 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 American Councils expert overseas staff.

Application deadlines: 

  • Summer programs: Feb. 15
  • Fall and academic year programs: March 15
  • Spring semester programs: Oct. 15

UW-Milwaukee Translation and Interpreting Studies Program

The UW-Milwaukee Translation and Interpreting Studies Program offers a Master's degree in various concentrations as well as a Graduate Certificate. Students have a number of options for study in Arabic, French, German, Russian or Spanish to English translation, as well as interpreting. All coursework can be completed either onsite or online.

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Balkan Language Initiative

American Councils’ BLI offers intensive, highly individualized instruction in Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian, and cultural activities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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