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 IU's Language Workshop (previously known as the Flagship Chinese Institute); at least one summer abroad; and an entire Capstone year in Taiwan, featuring an academic year of direct enrollment at a local university alongside an internship with a local organization.
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 predominantly Mandarin-speaking country, you’ll complete an internship in Taiwan related to your field of interest as part of your Capstone year abroad.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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