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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Applicants should be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies, or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries.
January 18, 2017
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FLAS fellowships are provided by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for undergraduate and graduate study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Applicants should be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies, or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries.
*FLAS fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
 
Summer 2017 FLAS Award
$5,000 tuition
$2,500 stipend
 
Summer 2017 FLAS fellowships are awarded for intensive modern language study equivalent to one academic year at an institution in the U.S. or abroad. The language study must be at least 6 weeks in length and include 120 or more contact hours for advanced level study, 140 or more for beginning/intermediate level study. 
 
Please note that it is your responsibility to apply and be accepted for a summer intensive language program that meets the FLAS requirements listed above. The following are programs previously approved by the US Department of Education as satisfying these requirements. Please speak to your advisor about requesting pre-approval if you plan on transferring units to USC.
 
Summer Intensive Language Programs
 
Academic Year 2017-18 FLAS Award
Undergraduate
$10,000 tuition
$5,000 stipend
 
Graduate
$18,000 tuition
$15,000 stipend
 
FLAS fellows enroll in one East Asian language course during both fall and spring semesters and must take at least two area studies courses on East Asia during the award period. 
All language and area studies classes must be taken for a letter grade. Classes must be taken at USC or in an approved overseas program (for intermediate or advanced levels only). 
 
Graduate Students Dissertation Research Abroad - The use of language in dissertation research abroad should be extensive enough to be able to consider the foreign language improvement facilitated by the research equal to the improvement that would be obtained from a full academic year’s worth of formal classroom instruction.

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April 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth on her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.