Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

FLAS Academic Year Requirements

Undergraduate Academic Year Requirements

The Department of Education has strict enforcement against concurrently holding other fellowships, internships or employment, on or off-campus, during the period of the award. We ask that you clear all such funding with, Lisa Parisi, the CMES FLAS Coordinator.


Undergraduate Academic Year Requirements

Register for and maintain satisfactory attendance in one approved language course each semester.
Register for one approved MES area studies course each semester. The area studies course you choose does not necessarily need to count towards your degree, but it must be related to the Middle East.
All required FLAS courses must be approved by CMES prior to the start of each semester, and taken on a letter-grade basis (not pass/fail or credit/no credit) with a passing grade.* 
Schedule and complete an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the beginning and end of the academic year with a designated language evaluator, who will report your proficiency level and progress made.♦
Attend four CMES events during the term of the award
* Courses not listed under the MES / MEL /ISL course offerings must be approved by the FLAS Coordinator and the Department of Education. 
♦ Students studying language at the beginner level must pass an OPI at the advanced level of the other language specified in their application.

Post Award Period Requirements

  1. Submit an electronic performance report at the end of the award period to the Department of Education by the stated deadline, documenting your accomplishments and plans for future study or employment.
  2. Complete surveys on your academic and professional achievements periodically throughout your time at UT and for eight years post-award period.


Travel Authorization Requirements
Academic Year Course Requirements
Summer Registration Requirements


Summer 2019 & 2019-2020 FLAS Applications
Graduate Application
Undergraduate Application
Applications open
October 1, 2018
Applications close
December 15, 2018; midnight
Recommendation Letters due
December 31, 2018; midnight



If you have questions about FLAS requirements or the application that you cannot locate on the website or in the FAQ section, please email Lisa Parisi


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