Apply to Host a Language Program

Apply to Host a Language Program

U.S. Education Institutions can apply to host some of our language* programs. Use the filters below to find a federally funded language program that aligns with your institution's goals, or download the list of programs. Learn more about the personal and professional impacts of government-sponsored language programs.

*This list of languages is not intended as an official U.S. government endorsement for any particular language name or spelling, or any particular approach to subdividing a language.

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U.S. Department of Education

Provides fellowship awards to U.S. colleges and universities to support instruction in less commonly taught languages and area studies for undergraduate and graduate students. U.S. students at the selected institutions can apply for FLAS Fellowships from their schools.

Audience:
Undergraduate student, Graduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Acholi, Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Bangla/Bengali, Belarusian, Berber, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (varies by program), Bulgarian, Burmese, Chechen, Chichewa, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Czech, Dari, Dholuo (Luo), Dutch, Estonian, Ewe/Mina, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gan, Georgian, German, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, K'iche’ Maya, Kanarese, Kaqchikel Maya, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Tlingit, Lithuanian, Lushootseed, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mam, Marathi, Miskitu, Mixtec, Moldovan, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuuchahnulth, Oriya/Odia, Other, Palenquero Creole, Pashto, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Polish, Portuguese, Pular, Punjabi, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sesotho, Setswana, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna/Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya, Zulu
Program Location:
Americas and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, United States
Program Length:
Summer, Academic year
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U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

U.S. colleges and universities can apply to host native speakers of critical languages as teaching assistants at their institutions.

Audience:
Undergraduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Burmese, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Malay, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Portuguese, Quechua, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu
Program Location:
United States
Program Length:
Academic year
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U.S. Department of Education

The DDRA program provides grants to U.S. universities, which distribute them to U.S. doctoral candidates engaging in full-time research abroad on foreign language and area studies.

Audience:
Graduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Acholi, Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Bangla/Bengali, Belarusian, Berber, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (varies by program), Bulgarian, Burmese, Chechen, Chichewa, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Czech, Dari, Dholuo (Luo), Dutch, Estonian, Ewe/Mina, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gan, Georgian, German, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, K'iche’ Maya, Kanarese, Kaqchikel Maya, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Tlingit, Lithuanian, Lushootseed, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mam, Marathi, Miskitu, Mixtec, Moldovan, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuuchahnulth, Oriya/Odia, Other, Palenquero Creole, Pashto, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Polish, Portuguese, Pular, Punjabi, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sesotho, Setswana, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna/Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya, Zulu
Program Location:
Americas and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Program Length:
Summer, Semester, Academic year
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U.S. Department of Education

The GPA program provides grants to groups engaged in curriculum development and intensive foreign language learning.

Audience:
Graduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Acholi, Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Bangla/Bengali, Belarusian, Berber, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (varies by program), Bulgarian, Burmese, Chechen, Chichewa, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Czech, Dari, Dholuo (Luo), Dutch, Estonian, Ewe/Mina, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gan, Georgian, German, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, K'iche’ Maya, Kanarese, Kaqchikel Maya, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Tlingit, Lithuanian, Lushootseed, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mam, Marathi, Miskitu, Mixtec, Moldovan, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuuchahnulth, Oriya/Odia, Other, Palenquero Creole, Pashto, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Polish, Portuguese, Pular, Punjabi, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sesotho, Setswana, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna/Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya, Zulu
Program Location:
Americas and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Program Length:
Summer, Semester, Academic year
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U.S. Department of Defense

Provides grants to U.S. universities to host domestic language programs for their students combined with overseas capstone programs to attain professional level proficiency in a critical language. U.S. students at Flagship hosting institutions can apply to join the Flagship Programs at their schools. Limited student support funding is available.

Audience:
Undergraduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Korean, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Portuguese, Russian
Program Location:
Americas and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, United States
Program Length:
Summer, Semester, Academic year
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U.S. Department of Education

Provides grants to U.S. colleges and universities to establish and operate centers focused on language education and area studies. Students at selected institutions can take advantage of the courses and resources offered through these centers.

Audience:
Undergraduate student, Graduate student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Acholi, Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Bangla/Bengali, Belarusian, Berber, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (varies by program), Bulgarian, Burmese, Chechen, Chichewa, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Czech, Dari, Dholuo (Luo), Dutch, Estonian, Ewe/Mina, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gan, Georgian, German, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, K'iche’ Maya, Kanarese, Kaqchikel Maya, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Tlingit, Lithuanian, Lushootseed, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mam, Marathi, Miskitu, Mixtec, Moldovan, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuuchahnulth, Oriya/Odia, Other, Palenquero Creole, Pashto, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Polish, Portuguese, Pular, Punjabi, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sesotho, Setswana, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna/Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya, Zulu
Program Location:
United States
Program Length:
Academic year
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U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Provides grants to universities and institutions of higher education. These institutions, in turn, provide U.S. citizen scholars and students funding for research and foreign-language training related to Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia.

Audience:
Graduate student, Professional, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (varies by program), Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Uzbek
Program Location:
Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia, United States
Program Length:
2 months or less, Semester, Academic year
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National Security Agency

Offers U.S. K-12 students, undergraduates, and teachers of critical need foreign languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development. These programs are administered by competitively selected U.S. colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations across the country.

Audience:
K-12 student, Undergraduate student, Professional, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program), Hindi, Korean, Persian/Dari/Farsi/Tajik (varies by program), Russian, Turkish, Urdu
Program Location:
United States
Program Length:
Summer, 2 months or less
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U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

U.S. K-12 schools interested in starting or expanding a Chinese or Arabic program can apply to host native speaking teachers at their schools to instruct students in their languages for a full academic year. The U.S. Department of State covers all costs for this program.

Audience:
K-12 student, Higher Education Institution
Language:
Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese (varies by program)
Program Location:
United States
Program Length:
Academic year
Learn more and apply: