Chinese Flagship Program 中文领航
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.
To be eligible for Flagship summer funding, students must be in good standing in the Chinese Flagship program, the Honors College at WKU, and have reached the Novice-High level of proficiency for Domestic programs, and Intermediate-Mid for International programs. Applications for Flagship funding can be found on the Chinese Flagship Program Blackboard page or from the Program Manager.
Flagship Approved Summer International Immersion Programs
** Summer programs in China are not eligible for Flagship funding in Summer of 2021.
- Tamkang University, University of Mississippi (temporarily approved for 2021)
- National Cheng Keng University, American Councils (temporarily approved for 2021) Deadline: Feb 15
- National Yang-Ming University, Hunter College (temporarily approved for 2021)
- Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University, Indiana University (temporarily approved for 2021)
Flagship Approved Summer Domestic Immersion Programs
- Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI)- Indiana University Bloomington
- Summer Chinese Immersion Program- University of Rhode Island
- Middlebury College Chinese School
- 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 Capstone year abroad. There are two options to fulfill the Capstone Year. The first option is to complete a semester at National Yang-Ming University with an internship during the second semester of study in Taipei, Taiwan. The second opportunity is to complete a domestic Capstone Year in Monterey, California, offered through a partnership of the Defense Language Institute and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
- Flagship students in good standing with the WKU Honors College and the WKU Chinese Language Flagship Program are eligible to receive funding toward the Capstone Year. Additional scholarships are available to support the Capstone Year, including the Boren Scholarship. Students are strongly encouraged to work with the Office of Scholar Development at WKU to identify appropriate scholarships.