Kyrgyzstan: Academic Resources

Kyrgyz Language Resources - Wide range of books, audiobooks, and videos in Kyrgyz for English and Russian speakers.

El-Sozduk - Online resource that provides Russian-Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz-Russian, English-Kyrgyz, and Kyrgyz-English dictionaries. Also includes dictionaries on finance terminologies. 

Live Lingua - Peace Corps lessons and manuals on learning Kyrgyz for English speakers.

Orfo - Website on Kyrgyz morphology and orthography rules for Russian speakers. - Online resource that includes software for a Kyrgyz language spell checker. Available in Kyrgyz, English and Russian. 

Tilclub - Online Kyrgyz courses for Russian speakers. 

Tili - Online Russian resource that includes Russian-Kyrgyz and Kyrgyz-Russian dictionaries, as well as various books, videos, movies in Kyrgyz. An app version is available on the Apple store and Google play, with a chrome extension also possible.

Russian Language Resources

Abbyy Lingvo Dictionary - Downloadable dictionary apps in Russian and English.  

Gramota - Resource useful for checking Russian verb governance, but only in Russian. 

Reverso Dictionary - Online dictionary for many languages, including Russian.  

Starling - Language resource useful for Russian declensions in both Russian and English. 

The Russian Dictionary Tree - Russian dictionary created by Cornell University for English speakers.  

Vikislovar - Useful Russian-to-Russian dictionary.  

Wiktionary - Useful English online resource for verb declensions and imperfective/perfective verbs in Russian.

Study Abroad Resources


American Councils - American Councils for International Education hosts language programs and study abroad programs in over 90 different countries.  American Councils offers one program, the "Eurasian Regional Language Program -- Kyrgyz" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 

Critical Language Scholarship - The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a U.S. Department of State summer program that offers American college and university students the opportunity to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. CLS recipients have the entire cost of their summer program covered and are provided a small stipend.The CLS Russian language program run by American Councils is occasionally held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 

Fulbright - The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. The Fulbright offers a number of English Teaching Assistant Awards and Research Awards to Kyrgyzstan each year. 

Peace Corps - The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program run by the United States Government that provides international social and economic developmental assistance. The Peace Corps run a program in Kyrgyzstan where volunteers can work with communities on projects in education and learn to speak local languages. 

Project GO - Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students. Project GO offers a Russian language program that is often held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Recipients have the cost of their program covered. Must be an ROTC student to apply. 

The School of Russian and Asian Studies - The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) is an organization of consultants and advisers dedicated to the educational opportunities offered by challenging locations. SRAS runs two programs in Kyrgyzstan, both in Bishkek. One program is "Central Asian Studies" while the other is "Russian as a Second Language".


American Councils Scholarships -  American Councils offer a variety of scholarships to students participating in their programs. Scholarships include: Fulbright-Hays, AC Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship, AC Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship, AC Study Abroad Language and Area Studies Expert Scholarship, AC Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship, and the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship. 

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship - The Gilman scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman is funded by the U.S. State Department.  

David L. Boren Scholarship and Fellowship - The Boren provides generous funding to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program and can be used to fund most study abroad programs.

The Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowships  -  FLAS Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related areas or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education. Many U.S. institutions offer FLAS fellowships and they can be used to cover study abroad programs. 

The School of Russian and Asian Studies - The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) offers some financial awards to students who participate in their programs. These include the “Home and Abroad Scholarship” as well as “Challenge Grants”.

General Academic Resources

Academic Resources contains additional categories including "Conferences, Societies, and Organizations" and a "Miscellaneous" section. Each of these categories has several subsections and there is considerable overlap between countries. Please see the general Academic Resources page to view the relevant information.