The African Flagship 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.

AFLI Summer Program at The University of Florida

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 2020: Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.  For more information including how to apply for the summer program, please click here.

AFLI Overseas Fall Programs in Africa

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 2020 are French/Wolof, Portuguese, and Swahili. 

REGISTRATION WITH AMERICAN COUNCILS: In order to participate in the fall program, AFLI participants will be required to complete an online registration with American Councils that will include information such as overseas travel, homestays, health insurance and visa application. American Councils will contact Boren award recipients in early May 2020 with the registration information.

AFLI Boren Fellowships and Scholarships

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. For more information, please click here.