Applications for summer 2017 will open in the early spring for staff.
FSLA 2017 will take place June 11-30 and July 9-28. The cost for summer 2017 is $1,895 per session.
There are several different scholarship opportunities for the FSLA Dahlonega program. Applications for scholarships will open in early spring. Please check back later!
We've taken the Federal Service Language Academy to the next level -- FSLA Abroad! For information on the FSLA Germany and FSLA France programs, please visit the FSLA Abroad page.
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The FSLA has received national recognition for its high-quality high school language program. Our languages are taught in low-stress settings by highly-trained instructors using communicative language teaching methods. FSLA students come from all across the USA, from many foreign countries and from public, private and home schools. Our outstanding applicants come from every background, ethnicity, and religion, but all have similar interests in language learning and international understanding. If you are interested in international affairs or in a federal service career in organizations such as the FBI, CIA, Department of State, or US Military after graduation from college, then you should consider applying to the FSLA.
At the end of one of our three-week sessions, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of your language of study, a grasp of general cultural norms, and a jump-start in preparing for college-level foreign language or international affairs education leading toward a potential career in federal service. You may (with the agreement of your school) also be awarded one or two high school unit(s) of academic credit for successful completion of first and/or second-year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Korean, German, Japanese, or Portuguese language.
You will live in a residence hall in the same vicinity as your fellow students who are learning the same language. This facilitates group study and practice in the language when class is not in session. You will be asked to communicate in your language as much as possible. The classes will be taught by highly qualified foreign language teachers possessing native or near-native proficiency. The university will provide a college student tutor and counselor to assist with after-hours study, activities, and supervision. You will be supervised 24/7 during the FSLA experience. There is little to no free time. You will spend three weeks on-campus with your language group. There is a physical fitness component designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. For career exploration purposes, guest speakers from federal agencies like the US Department of State, FBI, CIA, Army or Homeland Security will present information on careers in their specialties. In addition, an exciting cultural-related field trip and a common adventure trip will complete the curriculum.