AFLI for Scholars

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic and overseas language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.

  • AFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program at the University of Florida. The program is funded through the Boren Scholarship.
  • For French, Portuguese, or Swahili, AFLI students must participate in fall programs administered by American Councils for International Education. Programs are in Senegal (French), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Tanzania (Swahili). These programs are full-time language and culture programs. For students studying Swahili, there is also the option to participate in an official spring internship, arranged by the AFLI program.
  • All applicants are encouraged to request funding to stay overseas after the fall program is complete. With the exception of the Swahili internship, during that time, students participate in a study abroad programs that they identify on their own and note in the Boren application. These programs must include language study, but may also include additional coursework, academic internships and/or research.
  • For Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu, applicants must propose an overseas plan beginning no later than early September.

Information by Language

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

AFLI Programs

Languages*

Official Domestic Program
(Summer 2017)

Official Overseas Program
(Fall 2017)

Akan/Twi

Language Program at the University of Florida

No official program available

French

Language Program at the University of Florida American 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

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

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.

Program Contacts

  • Boren Scholarship Application Questions: boren@iie.org or 800-618-NSEP
  • Domestic Program Content Questions: University of Florida; 352-392-7082 or akinyemi@ufl.edu
  • Overseas Program Contact Questions (for French, Portuguese, Swahili): American Councils for International Education; 202-833-7522 or afli@americancouncils.org

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