Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence
External Language Studies Resources
The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence encourages students to pursue advanced, critical or less commonly taught language instruction. Advanced instruction is for students having completed at least two beginning courses in a language and seeking additional external instruction. Intelligence Community critical languages include beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in Arabic (all dialects), Chinese-Mandarin, Afghan-Dari, Persian-Farsi, Georgian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kirghiz, Afghan-Pushto, Russian, Somali, Hausa, Turkish, Urdu or Uzbek. Less commonly taught languages include beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in a number of languages not widely taught at U.S. universities, including most critical languages. IC CAE Scholars may apply for scholarships for advanced, critical and less commonly taught language instruction.
University Study Abroad Offices: When investigating external language instruction programs, recommend start with your home university’s Study Abroad or International Education office to see what programs are available through their networks.
University of Kentucky: Using existing visiting student agreements, students may receive foreign language instruction at UK in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese and Russian. The UK language programs offer four years of instruction in each of these languages. See http://www.as.uky.edu/
U.S. State Department, Critical Language Scholarship Program. The State Department offers scholarships for studying: (1) Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu—beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; (2) Arabic and Persian—advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; and (3) Chinese, Japanese, and Russian—intermediate and advanced levels. See http://www.clscholarship.org/
U.S. Department of Education Title VI-funded National Resources Centers for Language and Area Studies: The National Resource Centers at U.S. universities offer an array of short and long-term programs to teach advanced, critical and less commonly taught languages to students from a nationwide U.S. audience, including special summer semester programs. See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsnrc/index.html
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota: This program acts as a clearing house to identify foreign language instruction opportunities across the U.S. and in foreign countries. See http://www.carla.umn.edu/
National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP), University of Arizona: This fully-accredited program offers distance learning delivery of numerous advanced, critical and less commonly taught languages, with student learning evaluated by NASLIP language professors using SKYPE or ITV. NASILP offers the majority of the above critical languages. See http://www.nasilp.net/