Study Hindi in Jaipur: the capital of Rajasthan, a region where the mix of religious traditions, Hindu, Muslim and Jain, contribute to the rich cultural environment. Students will be enrolled at the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). AIIS is a consortium of 71 American universities with South Asia Studies Centers and is recognized by the Government of India as an institution of higher learning and research.
Study Urdu in Lucknow, the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh. A metropolitan center, Lucknow is known as a multicultural city that has flourished as North India's cultural and artistic capital. Students will be enrolled at the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), which is a consortium of 71 American universities with South Asia Studies Centers and is recognized by the Government of India as an institution of higher learning and research.
The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative Overseas Program includes a semester abroad of training in a critical South Asian language, life-changing cultural exposure, and real-world business experience. You will acquire the skills you need to excel in your field.
Intensive Urdu and Hindi will be offered in summer 2016 targeting applicants who have limited proficiency or who have no previous experience in their chosen target language.The program is designed to prepare participants for overseas study. The university of Wisconsin-Madison will host and administer the summer program at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI).
The overseas component of the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative, administered by American Councils, focuses on enabling participants to reach further proficiency in the chosen South Asian language in an immersion environment. The program is carefully designed to make the most of what each overseas location has to offer. The overseas language programs available in fall 2016 for Hindi in Jaipur and Urdu in Lucknow, India, will be hosted by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS).
Registration: American Councils will contact Boren award recipients around mid-April with registration information for the overseas programs.
The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) is designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars and Fellows engaged in the study of critical South Asian languages, and ultimately, to help meet the critical need for specialists in a range of academic and professional fields who can operate effectively in these languages. Qualified applicants are eligible to apply for Boren Scholarships or Boren Fellowships.