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The Chinese Flagship Program at Brigham Young University (BYU) was created in 2002 with help from the National Security Education Program (NSEP). In 2012 NSEP combined with the Defense Language Office (DLO) to become the Defense Language National Security Education Office(DLNSEO).

The MISSION of the Chinese Flagship Program is to create global professionals who can function culturally and linguistically in the professional Chinese world.

Language Proficiency

In collaboration with the Chinese Section of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, the Chinese Flagship Program helps students reach high levels of professional language proficiency in Chinese in their chosen field of study. We offer:

  • Individualized and directed study with Flagship faculty members
  • Native peer tutors
  • Specialty language materials tailored to goals of the learner
  • Special online and computer-based tools
  • Overseas courses in students’  career fields
  • Internships in the student’s field of interest

Program Components

The Flagship Program is an intense and rewarding language program that enhances student’s career goals through studying Chinese for professional purposes. It consists of two phases:

  1. Campus study focused on professional language and culture
  2. Overseas direct enrollment and internship