HINDI/URDU SAFLI 2018-Boren Awards Special Initiative Fellowships and Scholarships!

South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) 2018!!

The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards that offers undergraduate and graduate students at all proficiency levels the opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu in immersive domestic (summer) and overseas (fall) programs. The SAFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

SAFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW-Madison through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI). Students then travel abroad to Jaipur (Hindi) and Lucknow (Urdu) for full-time fall semester of language and culture study. In addition to full-time language courses, SAFLI students will have tutors, language conversation tables (summer), home stays (fall), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met. SAFLI participants must complete both the summer domestic and fall abroad programs. Requests for additional study through the spring semester can be made to Boren during the application process.

For additional information, read the FLYER and go to our website

Program Contacts: Boren Scholarship/Fellowship Application questions: boren@iie.org or 800-618-NSEP

Domestic or Overseas Program Content/Visa Questions: saflagship@southasia.wisc.edu or 608-265-1471

Application Instructions:
Go to https://borenawards.org and follow the Scholarship/Fellowship Instructions under South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (special initiative)
Please wait to submit other applications until you hear you application result from Boren
Once awarded a Boren Fellowship or Scholarship, UW-Madison SAFLI Program will send you a letter outlining various steps necessary for completing the application for SAFLI

**Note: Please be prepared for multi-step application process for the various program partners involved.**

Application Deadlines:
SAFLI Boren Fellowship: January 30, 2018, 5 PM EST
SAFLI Boren Scholarship: February 8, 2018, 5 PM EST

Academic Credit/Scholarship Funding Available for Summer 2018 Study in Taiwan

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 study abroad offerings in Taiwan. With an 8-week intensive language program in Tainan and a new 4-week area studies program in Taipei, we look forward to welcoming students of all academic backgrounds and language levels to Taiwan next summer. Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on both programs:

Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program
Host: National Cheng Kung University – Tainan, Taiwan
Dates: June 21 – August 18, 2018
Eligibility: Students 18 and over with 1-3 years of university-level Chinese by summer 2018
Program Features:
· 20 hours per week of small-group and individualized one-on-one Chinese instruction
· Local student conversation partners
· Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as calligraphy, Taiwanese cooking, and traditional medicine
· Day trips and overnight excursions providing participants a deeper understanding of Taiwanese history and culture
· Community service opportunities and a weekend homestay with a local host family allowing participants to apply their language skills in a variety of authentic contexts
· Two semesters’ worth of Chinese language credit offered through Bryn Mawr College

Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan (*New for 2018*)
Host: National Chengchi University – Taipei, Taiwan
Dates: July 14 – August 11, 2018
Eligibility: All students 18 and over (no Chinese language background required)
Program Features:
Coursework in Taiwanese culture, society, history, and politics taught in English by expert faculty
Daily Chinese language instruction (taught at the beginner and intermediate levels)
Hands-on culture classes introducing students to topics such as tai chi, calligraphy, and traditional handicrafts
Regular field trips allowing participants further meaningful engagement with course content
Academic credit in sociology and political science offered through Bryn Mawr College

Financial Aid
Through the generous support of the Taiwan Ministry of Education, all U.S. students applying for AC Study Abroad scholarship funding for either program in Taiwan will automatically also be considered for additional scholarships of up to $2500, awarded based on financial need and academic merit.

Jeffery Willett