The South Asia Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Hindi and Urdu and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in SAFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu. The SAFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please read the information below and follow the links on the right for further information. Contact the SAFLI office in Madison with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-3981.
SAFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW-Madison through SASLI. Students then travel abroad to Jaipur (Hindi) and Lucknow (Urdu) for a full-time fall semester of language and culture study. Requests for additional study through the spring semester can be made to Boren during the application process. All participants must complete both the summer domestic and fall abroad programs.
In addition to full-time language courses, students will have tutors, language conversation tables (summer), homestays (fall), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met. Details on these additional benefits will be provided at the start of each program in summer and fall.