“I loved my IFLI class and cohort. My Language Partner allowed me to learn how to converse with individuals my age about relevant topics.”
“Though no one expected these circumstances, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my last 8 weeks of virtual-IFLI. I really enjoyed forming new friendships and observing my rapid language improvement thanks to help from our patient, kind instructors and my awesome language partner. ”
“IFLI gave me the resources and support to speak confidently in a language I had never previously studied. IFLI not only made my language goals a reality, the program did it much faster than I ever expected.”
“[I] don’t know where else I’d have learned so much so quickly.”
“IFLI: Jauh di mata, dekat di hati.”
2018 IFLI Boren Scholar
On a Boren Scholarship, Betty Nen studied Indonesian at IFLI in 2018. Check out her short film below that highlights her experiences at IFLI!
2019 IFLI Boren Scholar
IFLI alumni, Lisey (Elisebeth) Doty, participated in the Indonesian language competitions, sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Washington DC and the Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI), on December 10 & 12, 2020.
She decidedly won four awards!!
1. First place in the Academic Paper competition
2. First place in the Poetry Writing and Reading competition
3. Winner of the Audience Favorite Award for both categories above
Watch Lisey’s interview on the SEA Morning Show highlighting Bahasa Indonesia, discussing her time with IFLI, and stating why she believes it’s important to learn this critical language!