Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Balkan Language Initiative

American Councils for International Education announces its Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Academic Year 2014-15 language study programs in the Balkans. The Balkan Language Initiative Program features language and cultural immersion in:
- Tirana, Albania
- Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Skopje, Macedonia
- Belgrade, Serbia

Applications and complete program information are available at:

The Balkan Language Initiative provides participants with intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Classes are conducted in small groups or private tutorials by native speakers with extensive experience teaching foreign students. In addition to classroom learning, American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program through: volunteer opportunities, cultural excursions, extracurricular activities, and life with host families. U.S. undergraduate or graduate credit is provided through Bryn Mawr College.

- Albanian
- Bosnian
- Macedonian
- Serbian


American Councils has several scholarship funds for overseas study. Information on these scholarships and many other funding possibilities are available online:

Applications, additional program information, and eligibility requirements are available at

Applications for the summer 2014 programs are due by February 15, 2014.

Applications for the fall 2014 and academic year 2014-15 programs are due by March 15, 2014.

Must be 18 to apply.


American Councils for International Education
Attn: Outbound Programs
1828 L Street, N.W. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202.833.7522