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FLAS Summer Fellowship 2023 in George Washington University, USA – apply here

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship 2023 in George Washington University, USA Application Form is open for interested applicants. Register here. We use medium to inform you about the FLAS Summer Fellowship 2023 in George Washington University – register now!

About the program

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program provides summer fellowships to institutions of higher education. The grant to GWU, written by the Institute for Middle East Studies and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, assists graduate (Master’s, PhD), professional students (JD, MPH, DrPH, MBA and MD) and undergraduate students at George Washington University to further language study and area/international studies.

The Summer FLAS fellowships are intended to help students gain the equivalent of a year’s worth of college-level language study.

Targeted Language

  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Turkish

Eligibility Requirements for FLAS Summer Fellowship 2023 in George Washington University, USA

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at GWU. Undergraduates or graduates who will graduate in August 2023 or December 2023 are eligible for a summer 2023 award. (Students graduating in May 2023 or earlier are not eligible.)
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • The applicant must be in good standing in any discipline or program with an international studies focus. Formal language study must also be an important component of the applicant’s academic program.
  • Proposed summer programs must be at least 6 weeks in duration and consist of 140 contact hours for beginning or intermediate study and 120 contact hours for advanced study (meaning formal instruction in a classroom), according to federal regulations.
  • While applications from language learners at any proficiency level will be considered, priority will be given to applicants at the intermediate level or beyond. Because the grant is supported with funds from the US Government, applicants demonstrating interest in public service careers are given special consideration.

Program Requirements for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship 2023

  • Recipients of the FLAS are required to make pre- and post-award reports online to the U.S Department of Education and will be surveyed every two years following their award for a period of up to eight years.
  • Recipients will take pre- and post-award language proficiency assessments.

Required Documents for successful application

  • Application
  • Statement of Purpose
    • (1-2 pages, 12-point font and 1.5 spacing) should describe how summer language study will complement your academic program and contribute to your career goals and interests. Please include a statement describing the international studies focus of your degree program. Language must be integral to your academic program. You will also need to provide the contact hours of the program in your essay.
  • Summer Program Information
    • Description of proposed program of study for summer. Please include copies of relevant materials from your proposed language school or study abroad program that provide course descriptions and total classroom contact hours information. Materials from the institution’s website can be included.
  • Budget
    • The FLAS Summer award will cover up to $5,000 in tuition (excluding fees) and up to $2,500 total for room and board and textbooks. Overseas airfare is available up to $2,000 (for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish only). The remaining costs must be covered by the student.
  • Transcripts
    • Please do not submit GWeb transcripts. You may request a free unofficial transcript from the Registrar in the Student Services Hub.
  • Resume
  • Academic Recommendation
    • Your recommendation should be from a language professor.

How to register for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship 2023

Apply online HERE

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