Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of Kansas. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals.
KU offers FLAS from the following centers
Center for East Asian StudiesChinese, Japanese, Korean, Uyghur, Tibetan
Center for Global and International StudiesArabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Mongolian, Turkish, Uyghur
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian StudiesBosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Yiddish
Kansas African Studies CenterAmharic, Arabic, Hausa, KiSwahili, Wolof, and other languages on demand.
NOTE: KASC FLAS funding for Arabic is for programs that are held in Africa or in an African Studies related domestic programs only.
Center of Latin American StudiesHatian Creole, Kaqchikel Maya, Portugese, Quichua, Spanish, and other languages on demand.
NOTE: LAS FLAS funding for Spanish is for advanced graduate level only.