Access to world-class libraries. UW-Madison's collection on Central and East Europe, Russia, and Central Eurasia is one of the best in the country. Its holdings now total over 300,000 titles, including 242,000 in languages of the region, together with more than 60,000 titles about the region in English or other West European languages. UW Libraries
A full-time bibliographer with expertise in Russia, Central and East Europe, and Central Eurasia who can assist with research and instruction.
Learning Support Services (LSS) in the College of Letters and Science has one of the most sophisticated language labs in the country and facilitates use and development of instructional technology like multi-media and computer-based instructional materials.
Central Eurasian Studies has a long history at UW-Madison. The Central Asian Studies Program (CASP) was founded in 1990. In 1993, CASP and Russian and East European Studies combined their efforts in establishing CREECA, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia. CREECA is a National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and UW-Madison to promote research, teaching, and outreach about these critical world regions
UW-Madison's Language Institute hosts the Central Asian Interactive Listening Series (CAILS). The CAILS project has developed a series of twenty online lessons designed to enable students with an intermediate level of proficiency in a Central Asian Turkic language to achieve advanced-level listening comprehension in Kazakh or Uzbek. The lessons are now freely available online for educational use by individuals and institutions around the world at: http://www.languageinstitute.wisc.edu/cails/