Students, learn about FLAS opportunities

Two information sessions for students interested in applying for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards for Summer 2013 and the 2013-14 academic year are scheduled (please note different times for graduate and undergraduate applicants):

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in 206 Ingraham Hall: 2-3 p.m. for undergraduate applicants; 3:30-4:30 p.m. for graduate applicants
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013, in 206 Ingraham Hall: 2-3 p.m. for undergraduate applicants; 3:30-4:30 p.m. for graduate applicants

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered at UW-Madison by the National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. FLAS awards are only available for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.

Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for undergraduates participating in official IAP programs and in very limited cases for dissertators.

Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship. (Minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses is outlined in the FLAS FAQ.) In some cases Summer FLAS awards may be used for study on other campuses or for study at UW-Madison by non-UW students.

To learn more, go to the FLAS website.