Greetings from the FLAS office! The US Dept of Ed has recently prioritized professional students for the FLAS award, so iSchool students would make competitive candidates. One of the changes the USED has made to FLAS requirements to better meet the needs of professional students is to reduce the required credits from 5 each to 3 of foreign language and 3 of area studies (per quarter). Courses in a student’s field can also be counted towards the area studies requirement if the student’s work in the course focuses on their selected world region.
See the attached flyer on the FLAS for more information on the program: FLAS Flyer for 2012-13
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Thomson Hall, Room 126, Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 USA