FLAS centers - languages & coordinators

African Studies Program

Coordinator:
Diana C Famakinwa, fellowships@africa.wisc.edu, 205 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Arabic (in Africa), Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu, and African Language Directed Study
Please note: For the languages listed above applicants are strongly encouraged to check with African Cultural Studies Department (https://african.wisc.edu/) to confirm offerings for proposed language and level for the academic year. FLAS applicants interested in self-instruction of a language not offered in a regular classroom setting at the UW-Madison may do so through AFRICAN 670 (2cr) and 671 (4cr) (http://african.wisc.edu/content/other-languages). These applicants should offer compelling evidence of their previous experience with self-directed language learning or capacity to engage in such learning.
Summer languages:
A wide range of African languages
Please note: Applicants interested in studying Arabic at UW's APTLI summer program are strongly encouraged to apply but should clearly articulate how such Arabic study relates to their interests in Africa.

Center for East Asian Studies

Coordinator:
Laurie Dennis, ldennis@wisc.edu, 325 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan
Summer languages:
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan

Center for European Studies

Coordinator:
Eleanor Conrad, ejconrad@wisc.edu, 213 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Arabic (in relation to Europe), Danish, Dutch (Flemish), Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish (in relation to Europe); French (for graduate students in professional schools only); German (for graduate students in professional schools only)
Summer languages:
Arabic (in relation to Europe), Danish, Dutch (Flemish), Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish (in relation to Europe); French (for graduate students in professional schools only); German (for graduate students in professional schools only)
Please note:
Students pursuing European Studies and interested in other languages (for either Summer or AY study) - e.g., Basque, Catalan, Faroese, Gaelic/Irish (Modern), Greek (Modern), Icelandic, and Sami - should also contact the center.

Institute for Regional and International Studies

Coordinator:
Mark Lilleleht, awards@iris.wisc.edu, 328 Ingraham Hall
AY and summer languages:
Arabic, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish

Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

Coordinator:
Alberto Vargas, avargasp@wisc.edu, 209 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Portuguese, Quechua, Yucatec Maya
Summer languages:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia

Coordinator:
Sarah Linkert, sarah.linkert@wisc.edu, 210 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Czech (2nd year only), Kazakh, Persian (in relation to Central Asia), Polish (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year only), Russian (fifth semester and above; first- through fourth-semester Russian for professional school students only), Turkish (in Balkans or Central Asia)
Summer languages:
Those above plus regional languages offered through: the UW's Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, the University of Pittsburgh's Summer Language Institute, Indiana University's Summer Language Workshop, and other intensive summer language programs
Please note:
For students pursuing advance-level language funding from CREECA, the center recommends that one letter of recommendation come from someone who can speak to the applicant's language abilities.

Center for South Asia

Coordinator:
Andrea Fowler, assistantdirector@southasia.wisc.edu, 203 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Hindi, Persian (in relation to Pakistan/Afghanistan), Tibetan (modern spoken), Urdu
Summer languages:
Languages offered through AIIS and SASLI, and the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar

South Asia Summer Language Institute 

Coordinator:
Andrea Fowler, assistantdirector@southasia.wisc.edu, 203 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
n/a
Summer languages:
graduate student applications ONLY for Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan (modern spoken), Urdu, and the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar
Please note:
SASLI does not offer FLAS funding to undergraduate students. Undergraduates may apply for a FLAS to study at SASLI through the Center for South Asia (see above) if they otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies 

Coordinator:
Michael Cullinane (AY & summer SEASSI), mmcullin@wisc.edu, 207 Ingraham; Jinda Moore (summer SEASSI), moore3@seasia.wisc.edu, 207 Ingraham
AY languages:
Filipino (Tagalog), Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese
Summer languages:
Burmese, Filipino (Tagalog), Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese; Southeast Asian summer languages are taught in the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) and are offered dependent upon sufficient enrollment - click here to get application details for Summer FLAS to attend SEASSI.