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

Languages*

Official Domestic Program
(Summer 2015)

Official Overseas Program
(Fall 2015)

Akan/Twi

Yes

No

French

YesSenegal

Portuguese

Yes

Mozambique

Swahili

Yes

Tanzania

Wolof

Yes

No

Zulu

Yes

No


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 offical domestic programs are administed by the University of Florida, Gainsville, 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 Flagship Languages Initiative. See our complete list of preferred languages.