The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to announce the fifth annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 15-August 7, 2015. Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site: creeca.wisc.edu/cessi
The deadline to apply for admission and the fee remission scholarship is April 24, 2015. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 13, 2015. More information about UW-Madison FLAS fellowships is available at: flas.wisc.edu
In summer 2015, intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek will be offered. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian Turkic languages could be taught. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator if you are interested in a language not listed above. Scheduling of all courses is contingent upon enrollment. Students should apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that their desired class will be offered.
CESSI 2015 will also feature lectures (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia.
The CESSI consortium is comprised of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities working together to provide high-quality, summer instruction in the languages and cultures of Central Eurasia.