Applicants from domestic Chinese Flagship institutions will be given access to the 2020-2021 application by their domestic Flagship coordinators. The domestic Flagship Institutions are:
- Arizona State University
- Brigham Young University
- Hunter College
- Indiana University - Bloomington
- San Francisco State University
- University of Hawaii - Manoa
- University of Mississippi
- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
- University of North Georgia
- University of Oregon
- University of Rhode Island
- Western Kentucky University
Students who are not participating in a domestic Flagship program are ineligible to apply.
Applicants may be U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal residents. Applicants must not have Chinese citizenship, including dual U.S./Chinese citizenship.
All successful candidates must demonstrate strong motivation to achieve “professional” language proficiency in Chinese, have a proven track record of Chinese-related activities and interests, and have a record of positive immersion experience in China or another Chinese-speaking country.
For information on testing procedures and to self-test, please visit:
The application timeline for Capstone year 2020-2021 will be announced in Fall 2019.
All eligible applicants are required take an online Chinese proficiency qualifying exam (reading, listening, and writing) in mid-January 2020. The test location and time will be organized by domestic Flagship staff. Applicants will be notified about the details of the test by domestic Flagship staff. In addition to the online exam, all applicants are required to take a telephonic Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in mid- to late-January. American Councils will schedule the OPI, while domestic Flagship staff will proctor it.