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


Intern, Volunteer, Research

Host Institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


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


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

Dates & Costs

  • Spring 2019
    Year: 2019 Spring
    Dates: 26 January 2019 - 19 May 2019
    Application Deadline: 01 November 2018
  • Summer 2019 (10 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 25 May 2019 - 04 August 2019
    Application Deadline: 01 April 2019
  • Summer 2019 (5 weeks)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 15 June 2019 - 21 July 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 April 2019
  • Fall 2019
    Year: 2019 Fall
    Dates: 24 August 2019 - 15 December 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 May 2019

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.