Nov 142012

African Languages Initiative funding

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the third year in a row, through the African Languages Initiative funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2013 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs.

• Akan/Twi
• Hausa
• Swahili
• Wolof
• Yoruba
• Zulu

In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2013 in the following countries.

• Mozambique (Portuguese)
• Tanzania (Swahili)
• Nigeria (Yoruba)
• South Africa (Zulu)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

via H-AfrArts
H-Net Network for African Expressive Culture

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