Study Swahili in Arusha; the heart of Tanzania's safari industry and close to Africa’s most well-known national parks and landscapes including the famed Serengeti . Arusha is situated below the peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Arusha is also a major international diplomatic hub and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community (EAC).
The intensive summer program at The University of Florida 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 will host and administer the summer program.The following languages will be offered in summer 2017: Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.
The overseas component of the African Flagship 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 2017 are French/Wolof, Portuguese, and Swahili.
The African Flagship 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 Boren Fellowships.