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What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarship Program?

Students enrolled at BYU for undergraduate or graduate degrees are eligible for the FLAS scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Asian language courses in combination with area studies, international studies, or the international aspects of professional studies.

Who is eligible to receive a fellowship?

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if the student:

  • Is a citizen of the United States, or is a permanent resident of the United States
  • Shows potential for high academic achievement based on such indices as grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures determined by the FLAS Committee
  • Is enrolled in a program of modern language training in: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Cebuano, Malay, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese
  • Is in the intermediate or advanced study of an Asian language in the case of an undergraduate student, or is engaged in predissertation training, or a professional program with an international component in the case of a graduate student 

For more information, see the FLAS scholarship page.

Experiential Learning

For experiential learning funds, contact coordinator.


Recent experience has proven that Asian Studies majors and minors who have completed internships fare significantly better when applying for jobs or graduate school. The gold standard is spending a semester or summer interning in Asia.

If finances or life circumstances make it impossible to leave Provo, you can still have an outstanding internship experience through local providers. Visit the Internships page for more information.

Career Opportunities

This major is useful to those contemplating careers in academic areas, private industry, or government service. The import-export field and international services are particularly interested in persons who have a strong background in Asian Studies.