Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
Supported by FLAS fellowships, 20 undergraduate and graduate students lived in other countries, learned the local language and deepened their understanding of the area’s culture, politics, history and society. Carolina’s area studies centers administer FLAS fellowships, which the U.S. Department of Education funds.
Fellows received a $2,500 stipend and up to $5,000 for tuition and fees. Among the fellows, master’s student Dani Dalton researched gender and studied Hindi-Urdu in India, and undergraduate Matthew Garfi studied Japanese in Chiba, Japan, to prepare for international research in physics.
Dozens of other undergraduate students traveled on their own for research, conferences, internships and service learning after registering with the Study Abroad Office. Graduate and professional school students also made international trips with the University’s guidance.
The University supported the travel through a carefully developed approval process. Faculty, particularly in the College of Arts and Sciences, helped students design independent experiences that align with learning objectives.