Credentials: Japanese FLAS; PhD candidate, Japanese Literature
I plan to either become a professor at a small university or community college to teach Japanese literature/language/culture and/or work on freelance translation.
Applying to FLAS only requires a simple application, but can provide worlds of difference toward the progress of your language study.
It provided me with much appreciated time and freedom to study a language of interest. I was able to focus on language learning and my last year of classwork without the stresses of having to teach.