David L. Boren Awards for International Study

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African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of the below languages. All undergraduate students who win the Boren Scholarship under AFLI, in comparison to the regular Boren Scholarship funding, will also receive supplemental funding for the domestic intensive language course at the University of Florida, Gainesville during summer 2015.


African Languages Flagship 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 Scholarship Application Information

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

Program Information

The official domestic program is 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 Scholarship application, all AFLI applicants must complete relevant domestic and overseas program applications (if applicable).

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


Additional Questions

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