David L. Boren Awards for International Study

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African Languages Initiative

The African 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 Languages Initiative Programs

Languages*

Official Domestic Program
(Summer 2014)

Official Overseas Program
(Fall 2014)

French

YesSenegal

Swahili

Yes

Tanzania

Akan/Twi

Yes

No

Hausa

Yes

No

Wolof

Yes

No

Yoruba

Yes

No

Zulu

Yes

No

Portuguese

No

Mozambique

Boren Fellowship Application Information

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

Program Information

The official domestic programs are administered by the University of Florida, Gainesville, while the official overseas programs are administered by the American Councils for International Education. In addition to completing the Boren Fellowship application, all AFLI applicants must complete relevant domestic and/or overseas program applications.  

Admittance into the AFLI domestic and overseas programs does not influence 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.  

Additional Questions

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