Funded through the United States Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support advanced training in African languages. To be eligible, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and plan to enroll in an African language course and African area studies course.
The Center at UC Berkeley will not offer AY nor Summer FLAS from 2024-2026. Summer 2024 options for FLAS are available through other FLAS institutions that have FLAS and offer a summer program. Summer 2024 language institutes and programs are listed on this shared site.
Visit the Graduate Division FLAS page for more information. The FLAS application for Summer for UCB graduate students can be found here. All other applicants, including UC Berkeley undergraduates, should use the following link. You will be asked to create an account before creating an application -- other Users.
Please check the Graduate Fellowship Deadlines website for other area studies FLAS deadlines as well as other UC Berkeley Fellowship deadlines.
Notes on Summer FLAS fellowships
In-country language study requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Summer FLAS for study abroad is not awarded to first-year language study that can be done in the United States. Prospective applicants must consult with the institutions offering the fellowships for eligibility and additional information.
Summer Language Institutes and Programs
African Studies Centers nationwide collaborate to offer a range of summer language study opportunities. The African Studies Association, the African Language Teachers Association and individual universities share the task of administering competitive US Department of Education Title VI Fulbright Group Project Abroad (GPA) Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Projects. Previously, Howard University has offered GPA programs in Kenya for Advanced Swahili and Nigeria for Advanced Yoruba. The University of Pennsylvania has offered one in South Africa for Advanced Zulu. The University of Florida offered several languages through its African Flagship Languages Initiative. Indiana University offers several languages through its Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World. African Studies Centers nationwide collaborate to offer and advertise a range of other summer language study opportunities. A list of other language study options for the coming and previous summers are available at the links below:
- Summer 2024: https://bit.ly/AfLangSu2024
- Summer 2023: https://bit.ly/AfLangSu2023
- Summer 2022: https://tinyurl.com/Responses-Summer-2022
- Summer 2021: https://tinyurl.com/Responses-Summer-2021
- Summer 2020: http://tinyurl.com/Summer-2020-responses
- Summer 2019: http://tinyurl.com/2019results
- Summer 2018: http://tinyurl.com/africa-summer2018.
- Summer 2017: http://bit.ly/AfLang2017
- Summer 2016: http://bit.ly/AfLang2016
- Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/AfLangSum2015
- Summer 2014: http://bit.ly/AfLangSum2014