LINGUIST List 30.4341

Fri Nov 15 2019

Summer Schools: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute / USA

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>



Date: 15-Nov-2019
From: Allison Streckenbach <cessicreeca.wisc.edu>
Subject: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute / USA
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Host Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Website: https://cessi.wisc.edu/

Dates: 15-Jun-2020 - 07-Aug-2020
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Focus: Less Commonly Taught Languages of Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek at the elementary or intermediate level combined with cultural events about Central Asia.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Description:
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.


Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants (including international students) are eligible for the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) tuition scholarship or for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found on our website.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 15 to August 7, 2020. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessicreeca.wisc.edu.

Language Families: Turkic

Tuition: 4800 USD
Tuition Explanation: Includes tuition, student fees, and expenditures for cultural events.

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 10-Feb-2020
Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants (including international students) are eligible for the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) tuition scholarship or for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found on our website.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Registration: 15-Nov-2019 to 01-Feb-2020
Contact Person: Sarah Linkert
                Phone: 1-(608)-265-6298
                Email: cessicreeca.wisc.edu


Registration Instructions:
1. Complete the online CESSI Application Form. Please fill in all the information requested and then click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. 2. Submit a personal statement of research and/or career plans. In your statement, explain how the acquisition of a Central Eurasian language will further your goals. The recommended length for your statement is 1-2 pages, double-spaced. Statements should be submitted by email to cessicreeca.wisc.edu. 3. Submit transcripts (official or unofficial) from all institutions of higher education that you have attended. Email transcripts to cessicreeca.wisc.edu or mail paper transcripts to the CREECA office. If you have attended CESSI in the past, please submit those transcripts as well. 4. Submit a copy of your CV/Résumé. 5. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $25.00. Submit the application fee to CREECA by check or money order payable in U.S. Dollars made out to UW-Madison/CESSI. If you are outside the U.S., please contact the CESSI program coordinator for alternative payment options.


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