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The URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program

Welcome to the URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program website!   Here you will find information on the program and how to apply, as well as links to our partners.

Supported by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, the URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program is an intensive undergraduate program for highly motivated students preparing for global careers.   Flagship Scholars earn a Bachelor's degree in a chosen academic discipline (engineering, business, political science, textile and fashion merchandising, etc.) while working to achieve Superior language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).  Flagship Scholars are committed to the highest standard of language learning and are part of a prestigious group of students at a small number of universities across the country.

Special emphasis is placed on the engineering disciplines in cooperation with URI's International Engineering Program (IEP), a program leading to dual degrees in engineering and languages.



Attention High School Seniors

Admitted to URI:

Join the Chinese Flagship Program!

Applications now being accepted

for admission to the 2014 Cohort.

Live in the Chinese LLC in Hillside Hall

and work towards professional proficiency in Chinese!

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so Apply Today!

No prior knowledge of Chinese necessary!

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Student Profiles


Meet some of our Flagship Scholars!