Other American Councils Outbound Programs

American Councils offers comprehensive study abroad and internship programs in many of the most intriguing corners of the world. From language immersion and area studies to business and international affairs, American Councils has a program to advance your education and career.


Energy in Central Asia Program (ECAP)
Exploring the politics of oil and gas and Central Asia's dynamic energy industry, this four week program in Kazakhstan allows students to broaden their knowledge of the region's energy industry, while giving them the opportunity to meet top executives, analysts, activists, and policy-makers in the energy field.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
With locations in ten countries throughout Eurasia, this program offers students highly individualized instruction in one of more than 15 languages, including Armenian, Georgian, Kazakh, Persian, and Romanian.

Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)
With locations throughout Eurasia and Southeast Europe, this program provides students the unique opportunity to gain substantive overseas professional experience through a six-week, English language internship.

Peace and Security in the South Caucasus
Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, this four-week summer program explores cultural identity and nationalism, development strategies, the emergence of new political systems and parties, and ongoing efforts to foster peace throughout the South Caucasus.


Balkan Language Initiative
Offering intensive, highly- individualized instruction in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, and Serbian, this program provides an unprecedented opportunity for students to immerse themselves in daily local life in a region largely unserved by study abroad programs through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities.


Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)
Open to students at all proficiency levels of Indonesian, this semester- or academic year- long program, offered in Malang, Indonesia, provides intensive language training and cultural immersion opportunities, allowing students to experience the rich life and vibrant traditions of Indonesia, while increasing their language skills.

Korean Overseas Program (KOP)
This eight-week summer program in Jeonju, Korea provides intensive language training and cultural immersion opportunities to students at all proficiency levels of Korean.

I feel that staying with a host family was the single best thing for my Russian. My host mom truly cares for her students and provides a loving environment.

--Mark Winek, Moscow

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