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FLAS Indigenous Language Courses  June 13-July 22, 2022
Sponsored by Florida International University
University of Wisconsin at Madison
University of Pittsburgh

FLAS Eligible Indigenous Language Programs

The Andes and Amazon Field School offers FLAS eligible language instruction in:

Note: The current plan is to hold Summer 2021 courses in Ecuador.    In the event that COVID-19 related travel restrictions continue to be in force the Andes and Amazon Field School Kichwa language program for Summer 2020 will be delivered in real time distance format via ZOOM.  The distance format has been approved by the USDE and meets standards for FLAS Language courses as follows: 

•140 hours of instruction

•Over a period of 6 weeks  (Sunday June 13 - Saturday July 24, 2021)

•Pre and post course testing assess progress toward the performance goals set forth in USDE IRIS testing instruments.

Weekly testing over course progress leading to a letter grade.

•Cost: $5000 academic payment (from the FLAS Fellowship) payable to Andes and Amazon Field School.   Because of the distance format no board and room charges apply so that the $2500 stipend portion of the Fellowship is retained by the student.

•To be eligible for applicants must be citizens or residents of the United States and enrolled in a graduate program (MA or PhD) of their choice.  Students from FLAS Granting Universities should apply for FLAS Fellowships through their home universities. 


Students who are enrolled in non-FLAS granting institutions may apply through Florida International University  or the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


•184 FLAS Fellows from 40 universities have attended to date.

A limited number of scholarships are available from the Andes and Amazon Field School for students who do not qualify for FLAS because they are not residents or citizens of the United States.  

Contact: Tod Swanson at; Phone 480 276-5913 to indicate interest in applying for FLAS.

FLAS Granting Centers for Latin American Studies 2019-2023

       Brigham Young University  November 2015
       Columbia University New York University 
       Florida International University  January 1, 2021
       Indiana University 
       Stanford University  February 9, 2021
       The Ohio State University       Deadline: February 1, 2021
       Tulane University     Deadline: February 14
       University of Arizona A0153 B0153
       University of California, Berkeley  Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
       University of Florida     Application deadline:  March 13

       University of Georgia   Deadline: February 18
       University of Kansas A0021 B0021
       University of Michigan   January 15, 2021
       University of North Carolina  Deadline February 5, 2021
       University of Texas  Deadline:  February 1, 2021
       University of Utah    January 29, 2021

       University of Wisconsin at Madison   Deadline: February 15, 2021

       University of Wisconsin Milwaukee   Deadline: February 1, 2021
       Vanderbilt University  Deadline: February 3

 Key to our learning experience are the group of high quality native experts on the forest, storytellers and artists in residence at the field school throughout the summer.  


Graduate Student Networking
Perhaps the best resource we have are our graduate students.  This is a chance to form lasting relationships with emerging leaders in the field of Amazonian Studies.

FLAS Alumni

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