The ERC Curriculum consists of the following activism courses and workshops:

"HerStory" - gender empowerment course for girls

Based on UN Women & WAGGGS' "Voices against Violence" framework, HerStory features interactive lectures, discussions with guests, and community service activities that cover subjects from reproductive health and prevention of domestic violence, to female entrepreneurship and history of feminism. 

"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 Ukrainelegalization 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

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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


The first curriculum of its kind Tajikistan, Admissions Workshop introduces talented high school students planning to continue their education in the United States to The Common Application. High school seniors complete the CommonApp in real time with guidance from instructors and peers.  

English Language Instruction

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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.