The mission of the Chinese Flagship Center is to create global professionals who can function culturally and linguistically in the professional Chinese world.
News & Events
Newest Flagship Family Member
Mason and Amanda Rayburn!!
On April 4th little Hyrum Rayburn made his debut. He came weighing 6lbs 12oz. Understandably, the Rayburns have been experiencing a bit less sleep, but they are tickled blue that he has joined their family!
Congratulations Flagship Students!
We proudly announce that six BYU Chinese Flagship students have been accepted to 2016-2017 Nanjing Overseas Flagship Program! These students will travel to Nanjing University, one of China’s elite schools, to attend a semester of classes, and then participate in an internship at some location in China.
Jenny Chang, Boyd Furner, Tai Gray, Laurie Haupt, Stephen Patterson, and Rachel Zippro will travel to Nanjing in August.
We want to congratulate these students on their hard work and their success. We wish them the best as they travel overseas!
Flagship Students Win Big!!
The 15th Chinese Bridge Speech Competition (sponsored by Hanban, The Office of Chinese Language Council International) was held on Saturday, April 16th, at the University of Maryland. Included in the competition were 16 students from 8 universities.
Darrell Day, a Chinese Flagship student majoring in Chinese and Economics, took 1st place in the competition. He will travel to Beijing this summer for the next level of competition. Go Darrell!
Alex Harper, a Chinese Flagship student majoring in Political Science, took 2nd place. He described his win as "totally unexpected!" (Though his mentor teacher didn't seem surprised at all!)
The students were invited to the Chinese Embassy for dinner after the competition. (See picture above.) Darrell was invited to repeat his competition speech for the Minister and Chinese Delegation at the embassy. Alex was asked to do a repeat performance from the talent portion of the competition where he sang a popular song by a Shanghai-based, hip-hop/rap group. They say that this was a pretty amazing experience!
Congratulations to both of these stellar BYU students!
President Worthen in Nanjing!
On Wednesday, May 18th, BYU President Kevin J Worthen visited Nanjing University. He was accompanied by his wife Peggy, Dr. Sandra Rogers (BYU's International Vice President), Jeffrey Ringer (Director of BYU's Kennedy Center), and his wife Amy.
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