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Eligibility

You are Eligible.

The University of Minnesota's Chinese Flagship program is an option for high-achieving undergraduates committed to developing superior-level Mandarin Chinese. This program is designed to improve your Chinese proficiency and to support your future career at the same time. You graduate fully prepared to be an international professional.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • full-time University of Minnesota student in good academic standing
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • three semesters (or equivalent) of Chinese language study in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL)

Is Chinese Flagship for me?

Yes. We welcome undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Flagship students develop their Chinese proficiency in four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will learn how your chosen profession and Chinese training can work together to further your international career. For example, students interested in law need especially advanced Chinese reading skills, and those working in social services will need especially strong spoken language skills.

Whatever your plans may be, we recommend that you begin your studies in Chinese as early as possible, even if you're still in high school. Please contact us for information about college preparations.