Overseas Summer & Capstone Programs for Domestic Flagship Students
American Councils administers Overseas Summer (Arabic and Turkish only) and Overseas Capstone (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Turkish) Programs, available only to qualified students currently enrolled in a Domestic Flagship Program. These intensive overseas programs are subcomponents of The Language Flagship Program and provide Domestic Flagship students the invaluable opportunity of using their high target language proficiency and cultural expertise learned during their Domestic Flagship studies while living and studying for an extended period in the target culture. More detailed information about the Overseas Summer and Overseas Capstone Programs, as well as Domestic Flagship Programs is available below.
American Councils offers Overseas Flagship Summer Programs to Domestic Flagship students participating in the Arabic and Turkish programs. In order to qualify for selection to the program, applicants must submit an online application in January including official transcripts and letters of recommendation, as well as meet proficiency benchmarks on the qualifying Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administerd by Language Testing International (LTI) and online reading, listening, and writing exams administered by American Councils.
Most students participate on the Overseas Summer Program after completing third year instruction in their Domestic Flagship track of study. Some facts about these offered programs are below - more comprehensive information about each of the programs can be found on the program's website. For Domestic Flagship students of other languages, information about possible overseas summer study is available on each Overseas Flagship Program's website.
American Councils offers Overseas Flagship Capstone Programs to Domestic Flagship students participating in the Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Turkish programs. In order to qualify for selection to the program, applicants must submit an online application in January (or in September for the Chinese Nanjing Spring-Start Program), including official transcripts and letters of recommendation, as well as meet proficiency benchmarks on the qualifying Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administerd by Language Testing International (LTI) and online reading, listening, and writing exams administered by American Councils.
Qualified Domestic Flagship students participate in the Overseas Capstone Program once they have completed their Domestic Flagship track of study. All Overseas Capstone Programs are designed to help participants reach general working proficiency (ILR 3) and beyond in their target language by the program's conclusion through specialized small-group language instruction and other unique program components, including direct enrollment courses at the host institution and internships at local organizations. As the structure and offerings of the Overseas Capstone Programs differ, some details about each program is available below. Comprehensive information about each program can be found on its respective site.
Direct Enrollment Component: Brigham Young University oversees the direct enrollment component of the Capstone experience under the Chinese Nanjing program. Read more here.
Internship Component: American Councils for International Education oversees the internship component of the Capstone experience under the Chinese Nanjing program.
Before students participate on summer or academic year Capstone Overseas Flagship Programs, they are required to study their target critical language at a Domestic Flagship Institution. Known for innovative language and cultural instruction, Domestic Flagship Institutions are located across the country and accept a wide variety of undergraduate students into their programs. To view a full list of Domestic Flagship Programs by language, please choose your desired language below:
Flagship Undergraduate students participating in Domestic Flagship Programs may be eligible for limited Flagship student support. For more information, students should contact their Domestic Flagship Program directly. Many Flagship students seek additional/outside funding for their study overseas through competitive scholarships, including: