Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (FLAG)
The FLAG Program offers awards of $5,000 to defray the costs of intermediate or advanced language study abroad. Study programs must be at least eight weeks in duration of intensive language study (at least 15 hours/week) and located in a setting where the target language is predominantly spoken. Applicants must have completed or tested out of the 103 level of the target language by the program start date. If a language is not offered on campus, applicants may apply at any level. For French and Spanish language applications, preference will be given to students who have completed some intermediate language study.
While students are welcome to apply to any language program one would like (provided it meets the minimum FLAG requirements), the following are intensive language programs run by the University of Chicago:
- Advanced French at the Center in Paris
- Chinese (beginning through advanced) at the Center in Beijing
A note about Arabic language study:Upon the recommendation of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the SITG selection committee will consider proposals for Arabic language study on the following programs:
AALIM: Meknes, Morocco
ALIF: Fez, Morocco
Qalam wa Lawh: Rabat, Morocco
Qasid Institute: Amman, Jordan
A note about Japanese language study:
The Center for East Asian Studies offers special Foreign Language Acquisition Grants of $3,000 to defray the costs of advanced Japanese language study in Japan during the summer.
A note about Portuguese language study:
The Center for Latin American Studies offers special Foreign Language Acquisition Grants of $3,000 to defray the costs of advanced Portuguese language study in Brazil during the summer.
A note about Russian language study:
Upon the recommendation of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the SITG selection committee will consider proposals for Russian language study on the following programs:
ACTR: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir
Bard-Smolny: St. Petersburg
Students who receive need-based aid during the academic year will receive an additional $1,000 of support for their trip to Russia.
Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021
Eligible students are those registered at the University of Chicago for the spring quarter before the summer they go abroad and will be registered the following fall quarter.
FLAG applicants must have completed or tested out of the 103 level of the target language by the program start date.
There is one application for all grants under the Summer International Travel Grant (SITG) Program umbrella, and it can be found here. This application consists of two components: an online application and printed materials which is submitted in hard copy.
Full application instructions are available on the Study Abroad website.
Information meetings on the FLAG grant and other Summer International Travel Grants will be hosted Tuesday, November 17 at 5:00 pm CST. Other informational meetings may be scheduled for January 2021.