African Languages Initiative funds pre-overseas language study

The African Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs.

The African Languages Initiative funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2013 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs:

  • Akan/Twi
  • Hausa
  • Swahili
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2013 in the following countries:

Mozambique (Portuguese)

Tanzania (Swahili)

Nigeria (Yoruba)

South Africa (Zulu)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, visit and look under announcements on the left side of the page.