Critical Language Study is part of a U.S. government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to our national security and prosperity. These critical languages are less commonly taught in U.S. schools, but are essential to America's positive engagement with the world. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships allow students to immerse themselves in the study of a critical language whilst being paid to do so.

 
 
Language
Center      
Amharic
Arabic
Chinese
Guaraní
Haitian Creole
Japanese
Kaqchikel
K’iche’ Maya
KiSwahili
Korean
Miskitu
Portuguese
Quechua
Somali
Tibetan
Uyghur
Wolof

All languages above are eligible for FLAS awards during the 2018-2022 grant cycle through U.S. Department of Education Title VI funds. Fellowships can only be used to study modern languages; classical languages no longer spoken such as Old Church Slavonic and Classical Greek are ineligible for FLAS.