NSEP African Languages Initiative

Application Deadline: See Website for up to date information

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/african_languages.html

Boren is pleased to announce the National Security Education Program African Languages Initiative.  This initiative will offer Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures.  We seek applicants who are interested in studying Bambara, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu, and we will give preference to applicants with prior exposure to the respective language. 

Specifically, this pilot initiative will provide the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their Boren Awards with additional language study in the United States and overseas.  Beginning summer 2011, applicants will have the opportunity to enroll in domestic university-based summer intensive courses in the targeted languages.  The summer U.S. programs will be followed by intensive language and culture study programs during the fall semester at specific language centers in Mali (Bambara), Tanzania (Swahili), Nigeria (Yoruba), and South Africa (Zulu).  

For more information, about the NSEP African Languages Initiative, Boren Fellowship applicants should explore the website above. 



Last updated: 10-23-13