Friday, 3 February 2012

Summer Program: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute

Summer Program: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) University of Wisconsin-Madison June 18-August 10, 2012

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 proud to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012.

In summer 2012, CESSI will offer intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian Turkic languages could also be offered. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator if you are interested in a language not listed above. Scheduling of all courses is contingent upon enrollment. Please apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that your class will be offered.

CESSI 2012 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. Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site:

The deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is April 16, 2012. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2012. More information about UW-Madison FLAS fellowships is available at:

CESSI is a joint initiative of 16 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 10 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

For further information about CESSI 2012, please contact Nancy Heingartner, CESSI program coordinator,, 1-608-262-3379

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