Most of the country's population is concentrated in the rich Fergana valley in the southwest and along the Chui River in the north. Kyrgyzstan is slightly smaller than South Dakota and is approximately 199,951 sq km. Ethnically, Kyrgyz make up the vast majority of the populations, with Uzbeks and Russians rounding out the rest. Kyrgyzstan has always been a meeting point of different peoples and cultures and it continues to be a curious cross-section of ancient and modern, as well as of Soviet-rooted and Kyrgyz traditions. The largest city and capital is Bishkek, which is located on the fringe of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountain range
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The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azeri, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, 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.
Please note that www.aceurasiaabroad.org and all of its information will be moving to a new website. You can visit www.acstudyabroad.org/opit for up-to-date information about the program and many others.
Through OPIT's six-week, English-language internships, students gain substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today's global market. American Councils on-site staff arrange internship placements and provide ongoing support to participants. No foreign-language study is required.
American Councils has developed and implemented education programs in the former Soviet Union and Southeast Europe for almost four decades. It has contributed and continues to contribute to the creation of new knowledge, broader professional perspectives, and personal and intellectual growth through international training, academic exchange, collaboration in educational development, and public diplomacy. The OPIT program draws on the vast network of community partners, regional expertise and overseas resources built by American Councils over the years.