CESSI 2017

June 19 – August 11 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

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The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) offers intensive Central Eurasian language courses alongside a cultural enhancement program which introduces students to the rich world of Central Eurasian history and culture.

The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host CESSI in the summer of 2017.

In summer 2017, we will offer instruction in first- and second-year Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Scheduling of classes is contingent upon sufficient enrollment. Please apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that your class will be offered. Other Central Eurasian languages may be added to this list if there is enough interest. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator if you are interested in studying a language not listed above.

New for 2017! CESSI will provide 10 Title VIII Fellowships to graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens. Fellowships will cover tuition and fees, as well as provide a stipend of $2,500 to cover living expenses for the summer.

The CESSI consortium is comprised of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities working together to provide high-quality instruction in the languages and cultures of Central Eurasia. They include:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an international leader in foreign language instruction. CESSI is but one of several summer language institutes hosted by UW-Madison. For information on other summer language offerings and institutes on our campus, please visit the UW-Madison Language Institute's site here

For further information about CESSI 2017, please contact Kelly Iacobazzi, CESSI program coordinator, cessi@creeca.wisc.edu, (608) 265-6298.

Looking for Azerbaijani or Mongolian in summer 2017? Consider the IU Summer Language Workshop.