Chinese Overseas Flagship
US students of Chinese immerse themselves in daily language instruction to reach professional proficiency.
The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. Flagship offers pathways for students of all academic majors and language levels to pursue advanced-level language study in one of seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, or Turkish.
The Chinese Overseas Flagship provides an immersive overseas experience for undergraduate students enrolled at one of 12 US flagship universities. The program helps participants develop superior proficiency in Chinese, a critical language to US competitiveness and security.
There is both a domestic and an overseas component to the program. The domestic component trains students to reach the language proficiency required for the overseas component in Nanjing and Beijing, China. The overseas component features formal language coursework, content-based courses, individualized tutorials, excursions, overnight trips, and homestays with Chinese-speaking families. Participants also benefit from extensive opportunities for professionally focused language development through regular university courses in their area of specialization, community service opportunities, and internships with local organizations.
Participating Flagship universities include: Arizona State University; Brigham Young University; Hunter College; Indiana University; San Francisco State University; University of Hawaii, Manoa; University of Minnesota; University of Mississippi; University of North Georgia; University of Oregon; University of Rhode Island; and Western Kentucky University.
The Language Flagship and the Boren Awards
US undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in the Language Flagship Program