The applications for 2020 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, including the Flagship Language Initiatives, are now closed.
Please check the Boren Awards website for information on 2021 awards!
The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Hindi and Urdu and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in SAFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu. The SAFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please read the information below and follow the links on the right for further information. Contact the SAFLI office in Madison with questions: email@example.com
SAFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW-Madison through SASLI. Students then will take a language maintenance course in the fall to then travel abroad to Jaipur (Hindi) and Lucknow (Urdu) for a full-time 2021 spring semester of language and culture study. Requests for additional study through the 2021 summer semester can be made to Boren during the application process. All participants must complete both the summer domestic and spring abroad programs.
In addition to full-time language courses, students will have tutors, language conversation tables (summer), homestays (fall), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met. Details on these additional benefits will be provided at the start of each program in summer and spring.
Please review the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) website for more detailed information, tips, and resources for Summer 2020.