Asian Studies Program Earns Prestigious Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce that the Asian Studies Program has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the third time, securing funding for the 2018-2022 academic years. These fellowships are awarded to students pursuing advanced language study of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese and are designed to increase the number of U.S. East Asia area specialists in government, diplomacy, business, higher education, and non-profit sectors. Academic year fellowships offer tuition assistance of $18,000 and include a $15,000 stipend to Georgetown graduate students focused on East Asia regional and language studies. All awardees of the FLAS Fellowship must complete one language course and one area studies course per semester for a grade.

The Asian Studies Program is committed to educating the next generation of Asia specialists and with support from FLAS, we will continue building on that strong commitment. – Dr. Michael Green,  Director of the Asian Studies Program and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy

“SFS now boasts one of the strongest faculties on Asia in the U.S.  This FLAS fellowship will allow us to continue attracting the very best students as well,” notes Dr. Joel Hellman, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

FLAS applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available in Spring 2019.  Questions on the FLAS application can be directed to Robert Lyons in Asian Studies.