Start taking Chinese right away and join the special Flagship track by application. Visit the Flagship office and speak with the director and coordinator. If you are a strong and motivated student, you will be welcomed. See the Application page for more information and deadlines.
For the short-term, Flagship means a special Chinese language track, with lots of extra tutoring and language practice opportunities. It also means low-cost summer and winter immersion programs and study in China.
For the long-term, fluency in Chinese will mean greatly expanded career and leadership opportunities. It will open many doors for you.
3. Can First Year Students join the Flagship program?
Yes! You can begin by applying to be part of the 2011 Cohort if you have a Chinese language background. If you have not taken Chinese, you are still eligible, just sign up for CHN 101 in the fall and apply towards the end of that semester.
4. Does Flagship provide scholarship support?
Yes. Financial support is available on an individual basis. Please contact Erin Papa for more information on specific scholarship opportunities.
5. How much of a time commitment is the Chinese Flagship program?
Because the Flagship track has set very high standards, it requires more work and a greater time commitment. Flagship Scholars attend Winter and Summer Immersion programs, some in Kingston, some in China. It also requires an entire year in China for study and for a professional internship.
6. What are the long-term rewards of Flagship?
There are many. Consider, in this global age, what it might mean to be one of a very small number of Americans who are fluent in Chinese!