Tajik Intensive and Central Asian Studies – Abroad

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) is pleased to announce a new Tajik Intensive program. For many years, SRAS students have had the opportunity to study Central Asian Languages in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan location, but beginning this summer, students may take an intensive program in Tajik in Bishkek. Intensive lessons and peer tutoring in Tajik in Bishkek are supplemented with a week-long guided, immersive language and culture program on the ground in Tajikistan.

This program would be an excellent way for students studying Central Asian languages to have the first-hand experience in countries where these important languages are spoken. It offers an eight-week Tajik intensive and a ten-week Tajik intensive in the summer. In Bishkek, students will engage in intensive language and culture study, and in Tajikistan, students will spend seven days touring the country, visiting museums, cultural heritage sites, and other tourist attractions. Starting in Dushanbe, participants will hike and travel on horseback to see the Gissar Fortress, Lak Iskanderkul, and the cities of Khujand and Panjakent.

More information about the program is available on our website:

Applications for the Tajik Intensive will be accepted through April 15, 2018.

Students may additionally be interested in the semester of the Central Asian Studies program. Also based in Bishkek, this program combines language study (Russian and/or any of the Central Asian languages) with subject courses in geopolitics, history, and culture of the region. Two weeks of travel outside of Bishkek take students to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and either Turkmenistan or Tajikistan.

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