Howard University Awarded Funding for Yoruba Language Abroad Project

Howard University Professor Bayo Omolola, Ph.D., of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, was awarded a $73,530 grant to conduct an intensive eight-week Yoruba language program at the University of Ibadan’s Language Center in Nigeria, during summer 2018.

The award gives Howard University a chance to implement a project that will take American students from various colleges and universities who are learning Yoruba to Nigeria. Howard University is the third U.S. institution to win the grant since the program started in 1993, along with the University of Wisconsin and the University of Florida.




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