KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

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.

Summer Programs

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:

Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine

Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

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 (alandry@ku.edu) 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.


CEAS FLAS Information Session

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: International Room, Kansas Union

Application Deadline: 
KASC: February
CEAS: March 1

Application deadline is for Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-16 applications.

FLAS providing centers at KU


Other KU area studies centers:

Other Useful Links:

KU Office of Study Abroad

FLAS Info From the US Department of Education

Summer African Language Institute

Tomorrow: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 FLAS Info Session Malott Room, Kansas Union, 3:30 pm The US Department of Education has awarded funding to the Kansas African Studies Center for Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships for the 2014-2018 grant cycle. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and undergraduate students. Students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents to be eligible to apply. FLAS awards are available for the study of Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili, Somali and Wolof, with additional African language requests considered. Awards are contingent on federal funding. Undergraduate awards provide up to $10,000 for tuition (limited to the actual amount of tuition and fees) and a $5,000 stipend for living expenses. Graduate awards provide up to $18,000 for tuition and a $15,000 stipend for living expenses. Summer awards provide up to $5,000 for tuition and a stipend of $2,500 for living expenses. Learn more at this information session.
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