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  • Locations: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, Summer IV
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  • Program Sponsor: American Councils (ACTR) 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Azerbaijani, Chechen, English, Georgian, Russian Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Culture, History, International Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Politics, Russian
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:

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Peace & security in the south caucasus program

The Peace & Security in the South Caucasus program offers an in-depth understanding of the culture and politics of region through coursework in political history, security issues, nationalism, and democratization. Participants also study Azerbaijani, Chechen, Georgian, or Russian language, offered at all ability levels.

Program Features

Offered in Tbilisi, Georgia at Ilia State University

Available during the Summer term (5 weeks)
20 – 25 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local history, national identities, religions, and geopolitical events, all taught in English by expert host-institution faculty

Students also receive basic instruction in Azerbaijani, Chechen, Georgian, or Russian language – no prior knowledge is required. Students with previous language experience continue at the appropriate level
Participants earn 8-10 U.S. academic credits in political science and sociology through Bryn Mawr College
Housing with carefully-selected, experienced host families who provide two meals per day

Cultural activities & regional excursions, including short trips to Armenia and Azerbaijan, led by in-country staff
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad

Financial Aid

Financial aid from American Councils is available for the Peace & Security in the South Caucasus program. Please visit to learn more about available scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • No foreign language experience required
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • At least 18 years old by application deadline

Application Deadlines

Summer programs: February 15

Interested in learning more?

Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the Peace & Security in the South Caucasus website at
Read what past program participants have to say about their Peace & Security in the South Caucasus experience on our blog website. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for pictures of participants on-program, study abroad articles, and more!


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