Language Programs

The Center for African Studies provides FLAS Fellowships for the study of African languages and works closely with the Department of World Languages and Cultures, which provides African language instruction.

African language instruction at Howard University is done in the Department of World Language & Cultures, which offers courses in Amharic, Arabic, Swahili, Yoruba, Wolof, and Zulu, at the university and abroad. The Center for African Studies offers fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students who wish to study these languages.

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title XI Program.  Find out more about FLAS fellowships.

Below are African Language Study Abroad Programs at Howard University that include Swahili and Yoruba. There are also opportunities for study abroad in the Amharic and Wolof languages. For more information, please contact Leonard Muaka, African Languages Program Coordinator at

All 2020 summer study abroad programs have been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

African Language Study Abroad Programs