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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Academic Program

Participants studying Kazakh in Almaty will receive approximately 15-18 hours per week of classroom instruction, led by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Courses in literature, history, politics, culture, and area studies are available for advanced students. Read More

Housing and Meals
All participants live with local host families in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Read More

Pre-Departure Orientation
Before leaving the U.S., ALL program participants are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation program at the American Councils Washington, D.C. office. Read More

In Country Support and Orientation
American Councils regional offices, employing more than 375 expatriates and host-country nationals, provide logistical support for participants on the Eurasian Regional Language Program. Read More

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Kazakhstan, applicants must have completed at least one year of college-level study of Kazakh or Russian. Read More

Fees and Dates
Participants can study on the Eurasian Regional Language Program for a summer, semester, or the academic-year. More information on program prices and dates here.

Spring 2014 application deadline - October 1st

Are you hoping to study abroad with American Councils this spring? We are now accepting applications for the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP). Choose from 10 country destinations and nearly 20 languages.

New International Internship Program a “Life-Changing Experience”

The debut of an international internship program for students of Lehigh University's Iacocca Institute recently came to a successful conclusion. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the program has to date sent three students abroad to Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kosovo with plans to send even more next summer.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s fifteen million citizens include a wide variety of ethnicities and religions. With a total area of 2,724,900 sq km, Kazakhstan is almost four times the size of Texas and the world's ninth biggest country. Situated on the famous Silk Road, Kazakhstan 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 Kazakh traditions. About 50 percent of all Kazakhs consider themselves Sunni Muslim, while Russians and Ukrainians are generally Orthodox Christian.

In Country Support & Orientation, Kazakhstan

Local staff arrange university affiliations and academic programs, host-family housing, in-country transportation, peer tutoring, and cultural activities. Local offices also arrange for an emergency contact person to be available to program participants around the clock.