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Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Latin American Studies offers summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS summer fellowships support participation in an intensive study program of a less-commonly-taught Latin American language (i.e., Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Maya, Quechua, etc.). The fellowship covers up to $5000 of program-related fees and offers a $2,500 stipend. When possible, the award may include a travel stipend.

Priority will be given to students pursuing a Master’s degree, graduate certificate, or undergraduate minor/certificate in Latin American Studies at UF. UF professional school students are also encouraged to apply.  


Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: 

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled full-time at UF as undergraduate or graduate students. 
  • Applications will also be accepted from non-UF students with citizenship or permanent residency who are planning to attend the UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro or any other eligible UF-sponsored language program.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have at least intermediate proficiency in their selected language of study. 
  • There is no proficiency requirement for graduate students. 
  • However, graduate students proposing to study a language at the beginning level in a FLAS-eligible program must demonstrate that they already possess advanced proficiency in at least one other Latin American language. 
  • Graduate students with approval to pursue language study at the beginning level must select a program in the US, unless there is no domestic program offered in the target language. 
  • Applicants with intermediate or advanced proficiency can select programs in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Selected language programs must provide a minimum of 140 contact hours of instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level.  
  • Programs must be at least six weeks in length.
  • Applicants who would like to attend the UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro with a FLAS summer fellowship must have completed two semesters of introductory Portuguese or one semester of accelerated Portuguese.

 
For additional information please visit the following websites: FLAS Summer Fellowships
Po Echeguren | Academic Assistant III | secheguren@latam.ufl.edu |  (352) 273-4709


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