The Chinese Overseas Flagship Program in Beijing includes an academic year of training in Chinese, specialized domain training, real-world professional experience, life-changing cultural exposure, and life-long friendships. You will acquire the skills you need to excel as a global professional in your field.

Language Flagship Initiative


The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. Flagship offers language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Designed as a network of programs, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.

The Language Flagship is a public/private partnership sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) of the Department of Defense and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Government or IIE and no official Government or IIE endorsement should be inferred. Qualified applicants are eligible to apply for Boren Scholarships.

Chinese Flagship Program




The Chinese Flagship program is designed for undergraduates who are seeking to attain superior proficiency in Mandarin, while pursuing an academic major of their choice. As part of this two-tiered program, once students reach an advanced level of Mandarin at their home university, they will be able to study overseas in China for one academic year.

Overseas Flagship Program

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The overseas component of the Chinese Flagship Program, administered by American Councils, focuses on enabling participants to reach further proficiency Mandarin Chinese in an immersion environment. The program is carefully designed to make the most of Beijing has to offer. The program starting in fall 2017 will be hosted by Beijing Union University.