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Tajikistan: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: AU- applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Homestay Language Pre-requisite: 2 semesters of Persian (or equivalent)
Language of Instruction: Persian Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Mark Hayes Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Level Required for Admission: Junior standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:
Is this program right for you?

Learn Persian in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language program provides advanced undergraduates intensive individualized language instruction. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions.


Participants receive approximately eighteen hours per week of classroom instruction, led by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions such as Tajik State National University ( Dushanbe ). CCourses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Language courses also cover topics in literature, history, politicis, culture, mass media, and area studies. Participants studying Persian Farsi or Dari will also receive at least 2 hours per week in Persian Tajiki instruction

Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Student Life

Participants are offered the chance to meet people their age for three or four hours per week. Peer tutors introduce participants to local young people, accompany participants on sightseeing tours, organize cultural activities (cinema, museum, etc.), and provide students with academic support. The peer tutors are expected to speak only the local language.

Participants live with local host families. Host families expose students to authentic, contemporary language in informal social settings and provide supportive environments for students to test their growing language skills. All families are screened, selected, and monitored by local American Councils' staff. They provide two meals per day; and participants are guaranteed private rooms and telephone access.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/18/2015
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Fall 2016 02/03/2016
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NOTE: Please note that these date are approximate. American Councils will send confirmation of final dates later this summer.
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/02/2016
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NOTE: These are approximate dates. Please contact the American Councils office to confirm program dates
Summer 2016 03/02/2016
Varies by program TBA TBA
NOTE: These are approximate date. Please contact the American Councils office to confirm program dates

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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