The ERC Curriculum consists of the following activism courses and workshops:
"HerStory" - gender empowerment course for girls
"Model United Nations" - global activity developing civic positioning
Combining lectures with debates that simulate international affairs, MUN enables participants to gain skills in research, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork. We have hosted four MUN simulations in which delegates have debated topics of cyberwarfare, peacekeeping in Ukraine, legalization of cryptocurrencies, and climate change.
"State of Affairs" - journalism course promoting media freedom
Learning about diverse issues from climate change to human rights, from income inequality to foreign aid, students engage in writing from contrasting viewpoints. In the process, they are exposed to a variety of opinions and sources of information, allowing them to develop a critical stance on global affairs.
"Innovation Incubator" - hub for social entrepreneurship
Introducing students to cutting-edge developments across different sectors through tools of economic analysis, Innovation Incubator is oriented toward students with an interest in entrepreneurship. There have been two cohorts thus far, each consisting of 5 students selected from dozens of applicants. The first cohort completed a consulting project formulating reform in the system of higher education in Tajikistan, while the second cohort conducted a research project on pioneering artificial intelligence in Tajikistan.
"Admissions Workshop" - systematic approach to undergraduate application process
English Language Instruction
English language classes are offered to students who lack English proficiency required for enrollment in activism courses, but have the potential to participate in future sessions of the ERC. Courses have included pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate levels, as well as a TOEFL preparation course.