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About Flagship


Fast Facts

  1. Chinese is the fastest growing language program at URI.

  2. The U.S. government, along with business and industry, have invested over $2,000,000 in the Chinese program at URI over the last three years.

  3. The Chinese Flagship is funded by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, under the auspices of the U.S Department of Defense, which focuses on high-level language study as a tool to keep America strong, innovative, and competitive.

  4. The Chinese Language Flagship has proven that American undergraduates can graduate with near-native speaking proficiency in Chinese, in spite of the magnitude of the challenge.

  5. URI offers both winter and summer Chinese language immersion programs.

  6. Flagship students are supported with free tutoring and language practice opportunities outside the classroom.

  7. Flagship Scholars major in many different disciplines, such as engineering, business, political science, textiles and fashion merchandising, all preparing to be competitive in their careers in the global marketplace.

  8. Flagship Scholars spend one or multiple summers in China.

  9. Flagship Scholars enroll at Nanjing University for a full semester of study and complete a six-month professional internship with a company or NGO.

  10. No prior study of Chinese is necessary for becoming a Flagship Scholar at URI.

more information

For general inquiries, or to get started, please contact:

URI Chinese Flagship Program
TI House, 61 Upper College Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881

The Language Flagship

The Language Flagship leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education, and business, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.