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Friday, October 22, 2010
The America Institute of Indian Studies Language Program
"The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2011 and academic year 2011-2012 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department's CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org .) Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall. The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site atwww.indiastudies.org . For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org."
-Note that there have been previous occasions when students with no prior language study were accepted to the program. Therefore students wishing to apply are encouraged to contact the American Institute for Indian Studies to find out if certain individual cases count as exceptions.