Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Summer FLAS Informational Webinar 2018

February 5th, 2018
2:00 pm

Location
On-line

FLAS Summer Fellowship Webinar
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00pm

Are you planning to apply for a FLAS Summer Fellowship to study a less commonly taught language? If yes, join Jimmy Huck and Valerie McGinley for a webinar on Monday, February 5, at 2:00pm CST, to learn more about the application process, rules and regulations of the fellowship program, and changes in this U.S. Department of Education Title VI funded program. If you can‘€™t join us, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the Stone Center for Latin American Studies website at http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/.

Follow this link on February 5, 2018, at 2:00pm to join the webinar:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3192dc031fa04699992427c7ceef5030

Review information on Blackboard Collaborate here: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/010_Get_Started/Start_Here_With_The_Basics!!

Contact Jimmy Huck or Valerie McGinley if you have any questions.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
FLAS Summer Fellowships
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education‘€™s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Part of the FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to graduate students and advanced undergraduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs approved by the U.S. Department of Education are eligible under this program. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found “here:https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/pages/detail/104/Summer-Abroad-Programs. Our Summer FLAS FAQ attempts to answer questions about the FLAS Summer Fellowships for graduate students. The guidelines [.doc version] of this program are very specific, please read them carefully before applying.

GRADUATE STUDENTS A complete application packet must include FOUR documents: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS A complete application packet must include four documents:

All application materials should be submitted electronically by email attachment according to the guidelines in the application and faculty recommendation forms. Please review these guidelines carefully.
For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu

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