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Getting In

Am I Eligible?

In order to be eligible for the URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program, you must possess the following:

  • Professional goals involving the use of the Chinese language
  • Commitment to intensive study of Chinese throughout the program, including winter and summer study
  • Commitment to a year of study and professional internship in China
  • Eligibility for the URI Honors Program
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong academic background in a world language, which may include:  demonstrated proficiency in the language, GPA, long-term commitment to the language, involvement in extracurricular activities related to the target language and culture.
  • Demonstrated leadership and community involvement
  • Strong time management skills

How Do I Apply?

High School Seniors: The priority application deadline for freshmen entering the Chinese Flagship Program is April 1 of your senior year in high school.  Once you are accepted to URI, apply online. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled.  Apply now at http://web.uri.edu/chineseflagship/admissionapplication/

Current Undergraduate Students: The priority application deadline for current URI undergraduate students is April 1. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Apply now at http://web.uri.edu/chineseflagship/admissionapplication/

Application: The application requires a personal statement and three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a Chinese or other language teacher.

After reviewing applications, we will schedule telephone interviews in mid-December for current URI students and in mid-April for high school seniors. The interviews are partially in Chinese for students who have studied Chinese. The committee looks for students who demonstrate a commitment to languages, a strong desire to incorporate Chinese into their long-term professional goals, and are Honors-eligible.

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