ERLP provides high-quality language instruction, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova. All program sites offer highly-individualized instruction, homestays, and structured extracurricular activities. Participants receive 15-18 hours per week of language study and subject coursework instruction conducted by faculty at leading, local universities. To deepen the immersion experience, students also live with host families selected by our in-country staff. American Councils provides comprehensive support services to the participants including pre-departure and in-country orientation, full-time, in-country staff available 24-hours for emergency aid and assistance, as well as health and accident insurance.