Ctr. for International Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Fall/Spring

This fellowship is intended for undergraduate students of any major interested in continuing their study of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, or Russian at UWM or abroad for the academic year 2021-2022. Students must be ready to enroll in third semester or higher language courses by Fall 2021. They must be a full-time student during the fellowship period and be enrolled in a language course and an international/area studies course each semester of the fellowship.

Eligible students must be enrolled at UWM and must be at the intermediate or advanced level (200-level or higher) of one of the languages named above. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • a completed FAFSA on file with Financial Aid
  • a demonstrated record of academic success

The Academic year 2021-21 fellowship is valued at up to $15,000 for study domestically at UWM or abroad at an approved overseas program. Up to $5,000 for tuition and a $2,500 stipend is allocated to the recipient each semester of the fellowship. Studying abroad is not required. All study abroad programs must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Students who plan to study abroad during academic year 2021-22 will need to apply for their study abroad program through the Study Abroad Office at UW-Milwaukee.

Students applying for Portuguese may also apply for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ FLAS 2021-22 award, found on Academic Works.

All materials, including your letters of recommendation, must be received by the March 1, 2021 deadline.

Please file a FAFSA by December 15, 2020, for full consideration. Students who have not filed a FAFSA by that date may still apply.

Questions regarding the fellowship or the application process should be directed to Jeremy Booth, jabooth@uwm.edu. It is recommended to meet with Jeremy prior to submitting your application. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Higher Education Act.

Up to $15,000
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Center for International Education, College of Letters & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which less-commonly-taught language are you studying at the 200-level or higher?
  2. Using your best guess, identify all of the courses you plan to take in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, in particular the language and area studies courses. Indicate whether each course will be taken at UWM or through Study Abroad.
  3. If you are planning to study abroad, pre-approval by the U.S. Dept. of Education is necessary. Identify the program you plan to attend, at which institution, the program sponsor, semester dates, courses you intend to take, and languages in which the courses are taught.
  4. If you are planning to study abroad, upload a program brochure or a printout of the program's website. You must collect information that indicates the instructors have a background in language pedagogy training (CV or bio) and proof that the language courses are performance based (course-description, syllabus, grading scale).
  5. Explain how the proposed language and area studies courses relate to your academic and career goals. Also, address how the FLAS Fellowship will enable you to realize these goals.
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