16 Michigan State University students receive Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Summ
Published: Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012
This year Michigan State University has awarded 16 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the summer of 2012 to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional. These fellowships are funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
At MSU, funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by three Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas and international thematic centers, including: African Studies Center, Asian Studies Center and the Center for Advanced International Development and the Center for Gender in a Global Context.
Summer 2012 FLAS Fellowship Recipients:
|Student||Language||Academic Dept.||Title VI funding|
|David Davenport||Portuguese||Teacher Education||CASID-GenCen|
|Laurel Burchfield||Swahili||Pol. Science||African Studies Cnt.|
|Laura Damon||Swahili||Social Science||African Studies Cnt.|
|Maria Martin||Yoruba||African American and African Studies||African Studies Cnt.|
|Haley Rademacher||Swahili||Global and Area Studies||African Studies Cnt.|
|Lorenzo Herron||Yoruba||Agriculture and Nat. Resources||Asian Studies Cnt.|
|Helen Kaibara||Japanese||History||Asian Studies Cnt.|
|Natalie Kairis||Chinese||Education||Asian Studies Cnt.|
|Julia Novak||Tamil||Fisheries and Wildlife||Asian Studies Cnt.|
|Katherine Palmer||Chinese||Linguistics and Languages||Asian Studies Cnt.|
|Lisa Parker||Arabic||Forestry||Asian Studies Cnt.|
The FLAS Fellowship program is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in American education, government, and other services of a public and/or professional nature who will utilize their skills in training others and in developing throughout the United States a wider knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures. The main purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists.
Summer 2012 FLAS fellowships are awarded for intensive language study equivalent to one year at an institution in the U.S. or abroad. The language study must be at least 6 weeks in length and include 120 or more contact hours for advanced level study, 140 or more for beginning/intermediate level study. Fellows are awarded up to $5,000 toward tuition and a $2,500 stipend.