Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Three Stanford Global Studies centers provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students, either during the academic year or over the summer, through the U.S. Department of Education.
Academic year fellowships provide $10,000 in tuition and $5,000 stipend for students in any discipline for intensive language study at Stanford—at the intermediate (2nd year) or advanced (3rd year+) level—in conjunction with international or area studies courses. Summer FLAS Fellowships provide summer tuition plus $2,500 stipends to students enrolled in intensive summer language programs in the U.S. or abroad.
To apply for these opportunities visit the following program funding pages:
Testimonials from past grant recipients:
The FLAS fellowship offered a unique opportunity to learn Quechua, an indigenous language from the Andes. I took Quechua language courses both at Stanford and in Cusco, Peru. This was vital, not just for my personal growth, but also for facilitating my understanding of indigenous human rights in the Andes, which was my academic area of study. This experience supplemented my M.A. program’s interdisciplinary curriculum with Quechua language courses that have been vital to my present and future endeavors. Particularly, the language courses allowed me to further my knowledge of indigenous peoples in Latin America and equipped me with the tools to become an effective indigenous rights advocate. My studies gave me a theoretical understanding of Latin American history and politics, as well as basic Quechua language skills. However, taking intermediate courses in Quechua enhanced my learning process by helping me understand the role that indigenous communities play within Latin America, specifically the Andes region.
M.A., Latin American Studies