IU’s Chinese Flagship is an innovative language program that will help you gain professional-level language proficiency while you major in any of IU’s fields of study. Our students cultivate marketable skills and prepare for global careers through coursework, tutoring, internships, and extensive study abroad—including a Capstone year in China.Check out Flagship
In our increasingly interconnected world, Chinese is crucial for careers in business, government, the arts, nonprofits, and other sectors. Distinguishing yourself as a Chinese Flagship student helps you stand out on the job market and demonstrates your commitment to international engagement.
In addition to regular coursework, our students spend one summer studying domestically at our Flagship Chinese Institute; a summer abroad in either China or Taiwan; and an entire Capstone year in China, featuring one semester of direct enrollment at a Chinese university and one semester-long internship.
Overseas study is essential, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Chinese language and to broaden your cultural awareness. We offer a variety of Flagship scholarships to help fund your study abroad experiences.Find Flagship funding
In addition to achieving professional-level language proficiency, allowing you to more easily live and work in a Chinese speaking country, you’ll complete an internship in China in your field of interest as part of your Capstone year.Learn about internships
The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college.
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