Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of Kansas. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to KU and non-KU graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes.
There are two types of FLAS awards: Academic Year and Summer. Most Academic Year FLAS fellowships are used for domestic study at KU, although a semester or full year abroad is also an option. Most Summer FLAS awards are used for study abroad. However, Summer FLAS can also be used for an on-campus KU language program or an intensive language program at another accredited university in the US.
For more information about FLAS awards, visit the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships website.