FIU’s African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program has been awarded a Title VI-Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
The UISFL Program provides funds to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.
AADS will utilize the grant to improve its undergraduate certificate in African Studies by inserting a language requirement and offering language training in Wolof and Swahili; developing new courses in the humanities, arts and social sciences; funding faculty research trips to continental Africa; expanding library holdings on Africa; and providing a stipend to students participating in study abroad programs in Senegal and The Gambia. The program will also develop host curriculum development seminars for FIU, Miami-Dade College and Broward Community College faculty, as well as for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public School teachers.
The grant is worth more than $187,000 and will be in effect until 2016.