Sophia Moser is a recipient of the Summer 2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
I am an undergraduate student majoring in international studies with a focus on human rights as well as triple-minoring in Spanish, Portuguese, and Modern Greek. With the support of the FLAS Fellowship I was able to intensively study Portuguese at the Middlebury Language Schools. As I plan on going into the field of human rights advocacy within Latin America, this base of fluency in both Spanish and Portuguese will be an invaluable resource. I am very grateful for FLAS Fellowship as it has allowed me to vastly improve my Portuguese language abilities and connect more deeply with Brazilian culture.