FLAS Eligible Indigenous Language Programs
Note: The current plan is to hold Summer 2021 courses in Ecuador. In the event that COVID-19 related travel restrictions continue to be in force the Andes and Amazon Field School Kichwa language program for Summer 2020 will be delivered in real time distance format via ZOOM. The distance format has been approved by the USDE and meets standards for FLAS Language courses as follows:
•140 hours of instruction
•Over a period of 6 weeks (Sunday June 13 - Saturday July 24, 2021)
•Pre and post course testing assess progress toward the performance goals set forth in USDE IRIS testing instruments.
Weekly testing over course progress leading to a letter grade.
•Cost: $5000 academic payment (from the FLAS Fellowship) payable to Andes and Amazon Field School. Because of the distance format no board and room charges apply so that the $2500 stipend portion of the Fellowship is retained by the student.
•To be eligible for applicants must be citizens or residents of the United States and enrolled in a graduate program (MA or PhD) of their choice. Students from FLAS Granting Universities should apply for FLAS Fellowships through their home universities.
Students who are enrolled in non-FLAS granting institutions may apply through Florida International University or the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
•184 FLAS Fellows from 40 universities have attended to date.
A limited number of scholarships are available from the Andes and Amazon Field School for students who do not qualify for FLAS because they are not residents or citizens of the United States.
Contact: Tod Swanson at ; Phone 480 276-5913 to indicate interest in applying for FLAS.
FLAS Granting Centers for Latin American Studies 2019-2023
Brigham Young University November 2015
Columbia University New York University
Florida International University January 1, 2021
Stanford University February 9, 2021
The Ohio State University Deadline: February 1, 2021
Tulane University Deadline: February 14
University of Arizona A0153 B0153
University of California, Berkeley Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
University of Florida Application deadline: March 13
University of Georgia Deadline: February 18
University of Kansas A0021 B0021
University of Michigan January 15, 2021
University of North Carolina Deadline February 5, 2021
University of Texas Deadline: February 1, 2021
University of Utah January 29, 2021
Key to our learning experience are the group of high quality native experts on the forest, storytellers and artists in residence at the field school throughout the summer.
Graduate Student Networking
Perhaps the best resource we have are our graduate students. This is a chance to form lasting relationships with emerging leaders in the field of Amazonian Studies.