Summer Language Programs
The WKU Chinese Language Flagship Program, and the WKU Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning must approve all summer language programs in order for students to receive credit or funding. Not all programs are eligible for Flagship funding, and approved programs are subject to change based on an annual review of programs.
Students may apply for Flagship funding for one domestic summer intensive Chinese program, one international summer intensive program, and the Capstone Year. Funding decisions are based on a combination of merit and availability of funds. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for university and external scholarships to cover any and all expenses associated with a program abroad, especially those who are not eligible for Flagship funding. For assistance with the scholarship application process, all students should work with staff in the Office of Scholar Development.
- International Programs Approved by Flagship for Funding:
- Associated Colleges in China (March 1 Application Deadline): http://www.hamilton.edu/china/field-studies/a-fsp-home-page
- IUP-Inter-University Program for Chinese (Rolling Admission after January 28): http://ieas.berkeley.edu/iup/admissions_deadlines.html
- Qingdao (February 28 Application Deadline): http://chineseflagship.osu.edu/overseas/summer_language/application.html
- ICLP—Taiwan (March 31 Application Deadline): http://iclp.ntu.edu.tw/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=4&Itemid=4〈=en
- Princeton in Beijing (January 31 Application Deadline): http://www.princeton.edu/~pib/aboutpib.html
- CIEE-Shanghai Intensive Language: CIEE-Shanghai Intensive Language: http://www.ciee.org/study/programOverview.aspx?pID=1861#1rightForYou
NOTE: All CIEE programs in China have scholarships available through CIEE (April 1 Scholarship Deadline).
- Domestic Programs Approved by Flagship for Funding:
- Indiana Flagship Institute (February 1 Application Deadline): https://www.indiana.edu/~cclp/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=70. Note: This domestic program can be funded in addition to your international summer.
- Additional Programs NOT Available for Funding by Flagship:
- CET Academic Programs, Intensive summer and semester programs: http://cetacademicprograms.com/programs/china/chinese-language-harbin-china/
- CIEE-Beijing Intensive Language (March 15 Application Deadline, Extended Application Review on a Space-available Basis): http://www.ciee.org/study/programOverview.aspx?pID=118#1rightForYou
- Alliance for Global Education, Shanghai (March 1 Application Deadline): http://www.allianceglobaled.org/programs/fudan_intensive_language/
- International Studies Abroad (ISA), Shanghai (April 25 Application Deadline): http://www.studiesabroad.com/programs/country/china/city/shanghai/
Winter in China
When possible, the WKU Chinese Language Flagship Program offers a Winter term overseas program during the month of January.
Winter 2013: HON 300 (Honors Colloquium): China: A Language and Culture Odyssey, December 27, 2012-January 19, 2013
This course is designed to provide Flagship students a first-hand experience in learning and improving their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Through in-class language trainings and academic excursions in and to three major Chinese historical cities, students will explore China's rich traditions, modern changes, regional cultures and people's daily life. This course will also provide students opportunities to apply in a daily basis the language and culture they have learned in class in real life situations, which will facilitate their understanding of and communication with a different culture with adequate skills and proper etiquette. The program will be based in Xi'an, with excursions to Beijing and Luoyang.
Application deadline: November 1, 2012
More information: Dr. Jianjun He, 270-745-5043, email@example.com
Past Winter programs have included:
- Four week language practicum or Honors Colloquium in China
- Language, art, culture classes and site visits
- Emphasis on engaging authentically with the culture and language
Capstone Year in China
- Timing of the Capstone Year is determined by each student’s language proficiency and academic major
- All students graduating in this program will spend a semester of study at Nanjing University
- Immediately following the semester in Nanjing, scholars complete professional internships at various locations in China
- Flagship students in good standing with the WKU Honors College and the WKU Chinese Language Flagship Program will receive funding for the Capstone Year. Additional scholarships are available to support the Capstone Year, including the Boren Scholarship.