The African Languages Initiative Overseas Program includes a semester abroad of training in a critical African language, life-changing cultural exposure, and real-world business experience. You will acquire the skills you need to excel in your field.
The U.S based intensive summer program targets applicants who have limited proficiency or who have no previous experience in their chosen target language.The program is designed to prepare participants for overseas study. A domestic institution (TBD) will host and administer the summer program.The following languages will be offered in summer 2015: Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu.
The overseas component of the African Languages Initiative focuses on enabling participants to reach further proficiency in the chosen African language. The program is carefully designed to make the most of what each overseas location has to offer. The overseas language programs available in fall 2015 are French/Wolof, Portuguese, and Swahili.
The African Languages Initiative (AFLI) is designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars and Fellows engaged in the study of critical African languages, and ultimately, to help meet the critical need for specialists in a range of academic and professional fields who can operate effectively in these languages. Qualified applicants are eligible to apply for Boren Scholarships or Fellowships.