Regional Flagship Language Initiatives

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently awarded three summer language programs: SEAFLI (Southeast Asian Flagship Languages Initiative), SAFLI (South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative), and TURFLI (Turkish Flagship Language Initiative). Approximately 40 students will enroll in the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes at UW-Madison to learn:

  • Indonesian
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • Hindi
  • Turkish

Students will then continue their studies overseas in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, or Azerbaijan during the fall semester. Beginner language students typically meet the ILR 1+/2 level of proficiency (Intermediate High to Advanced Low) by the end of their program. These three programs are special initiatives of the Boren Awards for international study and will be hosted by UW-Madison until 2027.

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