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Rhode Island Institute of Chinese Studies for High School Students

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The URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program (Flagship Program)

The Chinese Flagship program is an initiative of the U.S. government, designed to prepare a greater number of American students to be highly competent speakers of Chinese and highly familiar with the Chinese culture.

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.

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Chinese International Engineering Program (IEP)
As a new addition to URI’s acclaimed International Engineering Program, designed to prepare engineers for today’s global workplace, the Chinese IEP enables students to earn double minors in Chinese language and Asian Studies along with their engineering degree. It is a five-year program, with the fourth year spent in China. Chinese IEP students study for one semester at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and then complete a six-month engineering internship with one of our partner companies, likewise in China. The program also offers the opportunity for students to participate in intensive summer language programs at Zhejiang University, as one means of preparing themselves for the fourth year abroad. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, Chinese IEP students in good academic standing can expect financial aid for their time spent in China.

The Chinese IEP is directed by Dr. John M. Grandin, Executive Director of the IEP, and is housed in the Texas Instruments House at the entrance to the URI campus, 61 Upper College Road, where Chinese IEP students may also apply to live.

Students at URI's International Engineering Program can find information about opportunities in China here.

For further information, contact the IEP at or by phone at: 401-874-4700.

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Chinese International Business Program (IBP)
The Chinese International Business Program meets the needs of the rapidly evolving global workplace. It is part of the International Business Program designed to prepare students for international careers. It provides the opportunity to earn simultaneous degrees; a BS in Business Administration with a major in one of the seven business disciplines and a double minor in Chinese language and Asian studies (BA in Chinese). IBP students study language and culture each semester along with their business curriculum. In the fourth or fifth year of the five-year program, they then go to China as interns with participant firms in China and also as exchange students with one of our partner universities. The rapid expansion of global business will ensure that IBP graduates will be in very high demand. The program offers a thorough grounding in one of the College of Business Administration majors: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Global Business, Entrepreneurship Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. The addition of a second degree in a language and experience in the overseas marketplace will make our graduates front-runners in the development of the new global economy.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Higgins, Dean of the College of Business Administration. Dean’s Office, Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 Telephone: +1 (401) 874-2337; Facsimile: +1 (401) 874-4312;

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