The Early Track is for students with beginning-to-intermediate language abilities, i.e. Chinese 102 level. It is designed as a spring board towards the Advanced Track. Applications are available during fall and winter semesters.
Students participating in the Early Flagship Program are introduced to Flagship methods and principles while receiving dedicated advisement and tutoring with their regular Chinese studies. This special training helps prepare participants for the Advanced Flagship Program.
Candidates for the Early Flagship program should show promise as language learners through at least a first semester of Chinese language, student should have a solid general academic record, and have a clear goal to use Chinese professionally in the future. Candidates need to be recommended by a Chinese teacher to be considered.
Candidates for the Advance Flagship program should have a well developed sense of their career goals and have done a substantial part of a major other than Chinese. They may or may not be Chinese majors or minors, but should have studied at least three semesters of Chinese at the time of application, which would indicate at least an intermediate-high rating on the ACTFL scale. In addition, students should have a strong general academic background (minimum 3.3 GPA) and evidence of a strong work ethic.
The following are required for Early Flagship students:
Students accepted into the Chinese Flagship Program will be eligible for some support through the Chinese Flagship Center. Students are strongly encouraged to seek outside funding sources through private donors or scholarships to support their domestic and/or overseas component of the program.More Info