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The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office administers grant and fellowship programs with the objective of strengthening foreign language instruction, area/international studies teaching and research, professional development for teachers and faculty, and curriculum development at the K-12, graduate, and postsecondary levels. IFLE is led by Deputy Assistant Secretary Mohamed Abdel-Kader.


Programs Authorized Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act

Title VI programs offer domestic grants to institutions of higher education to develop and maintain capacity and performance in area/international studies and world languages.

List of Title VI Resource Centers (FY 2015): PDF (130K) | MS Excel (93K)
Contact List for Title VI Resource Centers (2016): MS Word (270K)

Programs Authorized Under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hays Act)

Fulbright-Hays programs provide overseas funding to current and prospective U.S. educators to participate in advanced overseas study and research.

Other Authorized Programs

IFLE is authorized to administer a number of other programs supporting international and foreign language education under Title VI and Title VI of the Higher Education Act and under the Fulbright-Hays Act. These programs have been funded in past years. While not operational at the current time, funding for these programs may be restored in the future.


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U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
International and Foreign Language Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E200
Washington, D.C. 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-6950
Fax: (202) 453-5780

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Last Modified: 10/26/2016