Learning Georgian Online

Why choose Georgian? I have wanted to learn Georgian and the other languages of the Caucasus countries since I was an undergraduate studying the area as part of my major but had never found the opportunity to do so. Then five years ago I had the opportunity to study Armenian in Armenia. I would be so close I knew I must visit Georgia while I was there.

The Challenges and Joys of ERLP Online

Soon after I submitted my application to ERLP’s summer Dari program, it became clear that there was no way for it to go forward safely considering COVID-19’s rapid spread. Although I had recently been sent home from college to finish the semester on Zoom, I was surprised to see ERLP would also be able to adapt to distance learning for its language offerings.

Remote ERLP: Thoughts from a Former Study Abroad Professional

My decision to study Persian language with the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) through American Councils, was an unplanned endeavor in the light of the unprecedented circumstances brought on by COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to many of my classmates who applied in advance with the hope of traveling to their designated countries for the program, I applied knowing this year’s program will be carried out entirely on a remote basis.

The Towers of Baku, Azerbaijan

We’ve been in Baku for about a month, and we’ve been fascinated by all of the history here. We think that a brief introduction to the history of Baku will help you appreciate your visit. People have been living in Baku’s territory since the Stone Age, so Baku’s architectural scenery is somewhat of a paradox, …

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