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African Flagship Languages Initiative

African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic (summer) and overseas (fall) 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.

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