African Languages at UW


The Department of African Languages and Literature regularly offers five African languages during the academic year at the beginning and advanced level:

  • Arabic
  • Swahili
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

The African Studies Program administers FLAS for graduate and undergraduate students to study Africa and African languages. Funded by the United States Department of Education, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are intended to develop a cadre of linguistically competent specialists in the study of Africa in a range of disciplines.

FLAS fellowships cover tuition and provide a stipend for the academic year or  summer. Read more

Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)

An eight-week intensive summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Read more


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