Up to $20,000 to study African Language in Africa

Boren Scholarships for up to 20,000 are available to undergraduates who would like to study French and Portuguese next summer and then study abroad in Africa next fall.  There are a number of programs available.  French students would take French in Florida, and then go to Senegal in the fall to continue French and learn Wolof.

  • AFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program at the University of Florida. The program is funded through the Boren Fellowship.
  • 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 programs they have identified on their own. 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.

DEADLINE FOR UNDERGRADUATES is FEBRUARY 9th.  Come visit the Office of International Programs for more information.