Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Information Session

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Tuesday, March 08, 2022 | 04:30 pm




FLAS Fellowships provide tuition support and stipend to undergraduate and graduate students to study foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. Pending approval from the US/Department of Education, FLAS awards for the 2022-2023 academic year may be available to UNM students for the study of Portuguese, Quechua, Nahuatl, and Yucatec Maya. Join the information session to learn more about fellowship eligibility, requirements, and application process. These awards are funded under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act, and we may not know about funding availability for 2022-2023 until the end of summer. If LAII is awarded Title VI funds, we will be able to offer FLAS fellowships that provide $20,000 stipend plus up to $18,000 in tuition and fees for graduate students and $5,000 stipend plus up to $10,000 in tuition and fees for undergraduate students. These awards are only available to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Undergraduate students must be at least at the intermediate level (second year) of a language to be eligible to apply. Graduate students may apply for beginning level (first year) of a language but must have advanced level knowledge of another Latin American language (usually Spanish) to receive the FLAS at this level. Applications will be due on Friday, April 1, 2022. For more information, please contact Associate Director for Program Development, Lenny A. Ureña Valerio, at


This event is free and open to the public.