The East Asian Studies Center is a contributing member of several language consortia for the teaching of least-commonly-taught languages. As a result, OSU students are able to attend these consortia for language training not offered on the OSU campus. Such consortia include:
Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
CESSI is a joint initiative of 17 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 11 U.S. universities and is supported by U.S. Department of State Title VIII resources through the Social Science Research Council. It offers intensive Central Eurasian language courses alongside a cultural enhancement program which introduces students to the rich world of Central Eurasian history and culture. Currently, the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts the summer program. Instruction is offered in two levels of Kazakh, Uyghur, Uzbek, and Tajik. Scheduling of classes is contingent on sufficient enrollment. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian languages may be offered on demand. Fellowships and funding are available.
Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL)
The SWSEEL program provides up to 200 participants the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction during an eight-week summer session. Offered on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, SWSEEL utilizes the resources of Indiana University's own specialists as well as native speakers from other universities and abroad. Allowing all participants to pay in-state tuition fees, the program has as its goal the enhancement of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through classroom instruction and a full range of extra-curricular activities. Fellowships and funding are available.