David L. Boren Awards for International Study

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African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of the below languages.

African Flagship Languages Initiative Programs

Program Highlights
  • The Boren Fellowship under AFLI provides funding for the domestic intensive language studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville during summer 2016 and the overseas program for either fall 2016 or the academic year 2016/17.
  • To study French, Portuguese or Swahili, AFLI Boren Fellows must participate in the official program administered by American Councils for International Education during fall 2016.
  • To study Akan/Twi, Wolof or Zulu, AFLI Boren Fellows must propose an overseas study plan beginning no later than the end of August/beginning of September.
  • Awardees are encouraged to stay overseas through the spring semester, and must identify a program on their own. Options include language study, or academic internships, which must provide language learning opportunities. For awardees studying Swahili, American Councils offers an optional internship during the spring semester.

More Program and Application Information

Please see the below links for more information about the program options available and special instructions for the Boren Fellowship.

African Languages Flagship Initiative Programs

Languages*

Official Domestic Program
(Summer 2016)

Official Overseas Program
(Fall 2016)

Akan/Twi

Language Program at the University of Florida

No official program available

French

Language Program at the University of FloridaAmerican Councils Program in Senegal

Portuguese

Language Program at the University of Florida

American Councils Program in Mozambique

Swahili

Language Program at the University of Florida

American Councils Program in Tanzania

Wolof

Language Program at the University of Florida

No official program available

Zulu

Language Program at the University of Florida

No official program available


Please note that admittance into the AFLI domestic and overseas programs does not influence the review of the Boren Fellowship application. Not everyone who is accepted into the University of Florida, Gainesville and/or American Councils for International Education programs will win a Boren Fellowship.

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*Boren Fellowship funding for African languages is also available outside of the African Flagship Languages Initiative. See our complete list of preferred languages.