The goal of the Chinese Flagship program is to help students reach Superior level Chinese to prepare them for careers in business, government, nonprofits, and other professional sectors. The Flagship Program boasts a semi-immersive environment wherein students establish a tight-knit community of passionate language learners and cultural ambassadors. The program offers many cross-cultural components, giving students the opportunity to use Chinese with fellow learners and native speakers outside the classroom.
A tight-knit community
When I first came to IU, it was such a big school. It was hard to find my community or the major I wanted to study. So when I did peek into Flagship, I definitely got the sense of a smaller community inside the bigger IU community.Nora Zeng, Flagship student
Summer Study: Domestic & Abroad
To accelerate language learning, Flagship students participate in summer study programs either domestically or abroad. For domestic summer study, students can apply to Indiana University's Language Workshop, previously known as the Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI), which is offered in Bloomington. For summer study options abroad, students can apply to any of the Flagship-approved programs. To obtain The Language Flagship certification, students must also complete a Capstone year in Taiwan, which usually takes place during their 4th or 5th year.
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Enriching extracurricular activities
Extracurricular events and activities create the opportunity to engage with Chinese language and culture outside the classroom. Typically, students are required to attend a set amount of events per semester. Some examples of these special events are our Chinese Tidings lecture series, cultural workshops, and Chinese festivals.Check out our event programs
Bloomington offers cultural diversity
On any given day in Bloomington you can discover a new band, catch a play, or watch an arthouse film—all within walking distance. And, Bloomington has an incredible number of international restaurants for you to explore.