Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program - U.S Citizens

We are excited to share with you an opportunity from our friends at Berkeley to study Urdu in Lahore, Pakistan:

The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) is accepting applications for its Fall 2019 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan until March 1, 2019.

Jointly administered by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP) at the University of California, Berkeley, this Urdu language program offers daily classroom instruction, five days a week, for approximately fifteen weeks. Classes are small and individual tutorials provided. There are regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis is placed on connecting with the local speech community as well as self-management of learning. Participants need to take part in all program events, such as attending films, plays and other cultural activities. All admitted students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, receive program fellowships.

The Fellowship Covers:


  • Round trip economy class airfare to Lahore, Pakistan, on a U.S. carrier

  • Visa fee for Pakistan

  • Admission, tuition, and hostel fees for LUMS

  • Travel & Emergency Evacuation Insurance coverage of up to $500 for the duration of the program

  • A monthly maintenance allowance of $750

  • All excursions and activities that fall within the program 


Learn more here.

Apply by: March 1, 2019.