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.

SASLI Summer Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The  summer intensive program targets 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 hosts and administers the  program at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI).  

SAFLI Overseas Fall Programs in India

The overseas component of the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative in India, administered by American Councils,  focuses on enabling participants to reach further proficiency in the chosen South Asian language in an immersion environment. The programs are hosted by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) at its centers in Jaipur (Hindi) and Lucknow (Urdu).

REGISTRATION WITH AMERICAN COUNCILS: In order to participate in the fall program, SAFLI participants will be required to complete an online registration with American Councils that will include information such as overseas travel, homestays and visa application. American Councils will contact Boren award recipients in early May 2020 with the registration information.

SAFLI Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

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. Please visit the Boren Regional Flagship Language Initiatives page for more information.