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2010 FLAS Fellowship Recipients

CLACS offers Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for UWM students pursuing a Latin American/Caribbean area studies specialization in their graduate program. The fellowship promotes training in less commonly taught languages of the region through participation in programs of intensive foreign language instruction offered in the U.S. or abroad. These portable fellowships include tuition and a $2,500 stipend for study in an approved intensive language program.

CLACS is pleased to announce the Summer 2010 FLAS recipients:

Nicholas Padilla (Ph.D. candidate, Geography) will study beginning and intermediate Quichua language and culture through the Andes and Amazon Field School conducted at the Centro Amazónico Iyarina in Napo Province, Ecuador (June 4 - July 29)

Amanda Romanski (M.A. candidate, MALLT-Language, Literature and Translation/ Spanish) will study intermediate intensive Portuguese through the UCLA program in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (June 26 - August 7).

Joel Seeger (Ph.D. candidate, English/Modern Studies) will study accelerated beginning and intermediate Haitian Creole through the Florida International University program (June 23 - August 7).

Stefan Wojcik (M.A. candidate, Political Science) will study intermediate intensive Portuguese through the UCLA program in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (June 26 - August 7).

FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.