The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) is one of seventeen Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Centers for the Russian and East Central European area supported by the U.S. Department of Education. CREES has been a National Resource Center since 1965, and CREES faculty and students have conducted field work, researched, and taught courses covering the entire region: from new European Union members in the west to the Russian Far East; from indigenous peoples of the Arctic to traditionally Islamic societies of the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
CREES awards FLAS to students studying: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, & Yiddish.
KU and NON-KU Students: FLAS Fellowships provide support for students (both KU and non-KU) to attend KU sponsored study abroad programs in Ukraine and in Croatia. For more information about these programs, please go to:
KU Students Only: FLAS Fellowships also provide support for students (KU only) wanting to attend non-KU, Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs). Student-Initiated Programs allow KU students to earn KU credit for programs sponsored by other accredited Universities and Colleges.
Students must confirm that their student-initiated program meets the following Department of Education FLAS requirements:
- a minimum of six consecutive weeks;
- 140 contact hours, or in-classroom instruction, for beginner and intermediate level instruction;
- 120 contact hours for advanced level instruction.
For Domestic Summer Programs: contact CREES FLAS Coordinator, Adrienne Landry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for domestic program approval (domestic SIPs examples: Pittsburgh, Middlebury, Indiana SWSEEL, or Wisconsin CESSI).
For International Summer Programs: All awardees studying abroad must apply to the KU Office of Study Abroad.