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.The university of Florida hosts and administers the summer program.The following languages will be offered in summer 2012: Akan/Twi, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu. To learn more about the summer program at the University of Florida click here. Visit www.borenawards.org to learn about funding oppotunities for the summer program.
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. These include excursions, individual tutoring sessions and homestays with target language speaking families. Qualified applicants are eligible to apply for Boren Scholarships or Fellowships. More information on each language offering can be found on the programs tab at the top of this webpage.