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Area Studies Centers Award $205,000 in FLAS Fellowships for Summer Study

The Ohio State University OvalThe Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and East Asian Studies Center have awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grants to 28 Ohio State students to support intensive language study during the summer term. More than $205,000 in awards will support 20 graduate students and eight undergraduate students to develop language fluency in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine and the United States. Funding for FLAS Fellowships comes from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

Students will complete the equivalent of a full year of language study in an intensive program (usually 6-10 weeks long) during the summer 2019 term. The fellowship covers up to $5,000 of the language program’s tuition, provides a $2,500 stipend, and in some instances, up to $1,000 towards international travel. The Graduate School provides each center with up to two tuition and fee awards to use during the summer to cover a graduate student’s Ohio State tuition. Students can study at programs in the United States or overseas depending on the language that they are studying and level.

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies has awarded five graduate students and seven undergraduate students funding to support studies in Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine. The Center for Latin American Studies awarded seven graduate students and one undergraduate funding to support training in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and the United States. The East Asian Studies Center awarded eight graduate students funding to study in China and South Korea.

View complete list of FLAS Fellowship Grant recipients.