Bishkek: Central Asian Studies

Study Abroad

Central Asian Studies is an innovative program based in the fascinating region of Central Asia and combines intensive language or linguistics study with a range of regional studies courses.

The semester program looks at geopolitics, policy, and demographics while the summer program offers two distinct tracks: one broadly anthropological and the other specifically focused on linguistic anthropology. No matter which session you chose, a robust travel component will complement your studies, giving you wider, fuller, first-hand, practical perspectives on the issues that interest you most.

Semester Courses (Spring/Fall)

Summer Courses

Optional Language Customization

Cultural Program


Research, Volunteering

Host Institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


English and Russian
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Spring, Summer, Fall
Anthropology, Central Asian Languages, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Russian Language


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2020
    Year: 2020 Spring
    Dates: 31 January 2020 - 23 May 2020
    Application Deadline: 01 November 2019
    Cost: $12,750
  • Summer 2020 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 30 May 2020 - 09 August 2020
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2020
    Cost: $7,995
  • Summer 2020 (6 weeks)
    Year: 2020 Summer
    Dates: 13 June 2020 - 26 July 2020
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2020
    Cost: $5,495
  • Fall 2020
    Year: 2020 Fall
    Dates: 22 August 2020 - 13 December 2020
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
    Cost: $12,750

Program Inclusions

Tuition, accommodation, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, cultural programming, travel in Central Asia as outlined, health and emergency insurance, use of a mobile telephone for duration of program, and SRAS in-country support.