Flagship Summer Programs in China


Many of the Flagship-approved overseas summer programs have been affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak in Mainland China. The current status of each program is noted below. Please also refer to each program's individual website for additional information and updates.

Students in the Chinese Language Flagship Program are encouraged to have at least one overseas experience before the required Flagship Overseas Capstone Program (OCP). Students may apply for admission to study at one of the Flagship approved summer programs. Each program offers special advantages for students at varying proficiency levels. Students should work with the director and Flagship staff from their home institutions to identify the best possible academic fit. Limited Flagship funding is available for these approved programs. American Councils for International Education in cooperation with each domestic institution, manages this part of the overseas program.

Flagship Approved Summer Programs

Overseas Summer (maximum support $7000)

Location Summer Programs Status as of Feb 2021 Deadline Dates Estimated Cost
Tainan , Taiwan Tainan Summer Program Active February 15 June 17 - August 14 $8,239
funding/scholarships:$500 - $2500
Taipei, Taiwan NYMU Summer Intensive Program Canceled
Beijing, China Associated College in China (ACC) Active February 15 Jun 11- Aug 6 $4,690
Beijing, China CET Beijing:Summer Active March 1 June 09 - August 08 $7,690
Harbin, China Intensive Chinese Language in Harbin (CET) Canceled
Taipei, Taiwan International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) Active March 31 June 3-August 14 $5350
Online Princeton in Beijing (PIB) Active: Online Feb 28 June 11 - August 6 $4,000
Beijing , China Harvard Beijing Academy Canceled for Summer 2021
Beijing, China CIEE Summer Accelerated Language Program Canceled for Summer 2021
Shanghai, China University of Mississippi Flagship Program - Shanghai Not accepting outside applicants for 2021 January 5 May 23 - July 13 $4,800
Beijing, China Inter-University Program (IUP) Active April, 15 June 8 - August 6 $5,995
Online Duke in China March 15 Active: Online May 28 - August 6

Domestic Summer (maximum support $3500)

Location Summer 2021 ProgramsDeadlineDatesEstimated Cost
Indiana University: Flagship Chinese Institute University of Indiana (FCI) Unknown Unknown Unknown
University of Rhode Island Chinese Flagship Summer Immersion Program Chinese Flagship Immersion Program May 1 May 28 - July 20 $5,275
Middlebury summer programs URI Chinese Flagship Immersion Program N/A N/A N/A

Summer Program Assessment

Students participating in the Flagship funded summer programs take the ACTFL reading and listening tests before and after program attendance. These tests help Flagship gauge the effectiveness of the programs and provide a recognized measure of language ability.