IFLI-Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative




Kylie Holland


B488 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue Madison, 53706
United States


  • Indonesian


The Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Indonesian and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in IFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Indonesian. The IFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please read the information below and follow the links on the right for further information. Contact the IFLI office in Madison with questions: ifli@seasia.wisc.edu or 608-263-1755.

IFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program offered at UW-Madison through SEASSI. Students will then take a language proficiency maintenance course in the fall to then travel abroad to Malang for a full-time spring semester of language and culture study. Requests for additional study through the 2021 summer semester can be made to Boren during the application process. All participants must complete both the 2020 summer domestic and 2021 spring abroad programs.

In addition to full-time language courses, students will have tutors, language conversation tables (summer), homestays (spring), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met. Details on these additional benefits will be provided at the start of each program in summer and spring.