Spring 出国学习 Admission
- Step 1 - American Councils Flagship Application
- September 30 - Deadline | Prospective Spring 2013 Flagship student applicants must complete the full online entry at . This application consists of a statement of purpose, Chinese essay, speaking sample, language assessment scores, official transcripts, and three letters of reference in support of your application.
- 1.Log on to https://ais.americancouncils.org
- 2.Create a student account
- 3.Validate the account by following the email instructions
- Step 2 - UO Study Abroad
- October 15 - Deadline | Flagship students must complete a UO Chinese Flagship Study Abroad application  through the UO Study Abroad office. Apply under the "Chinese Flagship Program."
- Step 3 - Internship Program
- Prepare a statement of interest and resume (in Chinese and English) to provide to The Language Flagship's China internship director upon arrival in China. Reference letters from your academic director or department in Chinese are also encouraged.
Fall 出国学习 Admission
- Step 1 - UO Study Abroad Application
- February 1 - Deadline | Prospective Fall 2013 Flagship student applicants must complete a UO Chinese Flagship Study Abroad application : through the UO Study Abroad office. The deadline for students planning to study abroad fall 2014 is February 1. If you need an extension please contact the UO Study Abroad Adviser, Shun Yanagishita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Step 2 - Pre-Capstone Assessments / Documents
- The capstone year application requires proof of requisite language proficiency, as demonstrated through an audio self-introduction, a writing sample, the CCALT, CATRC, CAP, and OPI or HSK (April). Students should work with the Flagship office to complete these assessments. Please check your LinguaFolio  passport to include current and past testing records
- Step 3 - Capstone Application
- February 15 | Flagship students and their host institutions need to complete the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program application : by this deadline. In addition, students are required to perform American Councils language assessments and will be contacted by the program to set up the OPI and AC Online Reading and Listening assessment dates. Applicants must be a UO Chinese Flagship scholar, have completed the UO CHN Flagship predatory curriculum, maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA, submit a Lingofolio of requisite assessment, writing samples, and presentational skills. Students will need to submit all transcripts, testing scores, and three letters from references as part of the application process.
- This application can be found at https://ais.americancouncils.org. Please follow these instructions:
- 1. Log on to https://ais.americancouncils.org
- 2. Create a student account
- 3. Validate the account by following the email instructions
- Please note that AIS emails are often blocked as spam or junk mail. You will need to add email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved senders list.
INSTRUCTIONS (subject to change)
Your completed application to American Councils should be received by the appropriate deadline and consist of the materials listed below.
NOTE: The online application must be submitted electronically and does not need to be sent in by mail. The Chinese essay, statement of purpose, personal references, and clear copy of the signature and information pages of your passport may be submitted electronically through the online application system or mailed to American Councils. Official transcripts need to be sent by regular mail.
Online Application: Submitted Electronically
Your Statement of Purpose is a critically important part of your application. In your statement, please discuss: What specific plans do you have for your capstone study and internship that relate to your career interest? What has prepared you for direct enrollment and an intensive internship in China? What factors will enable you to stay motivated for the entire academic year program? Your statement of purpose should be approximately 500 words long, typed, double-spaced in 12-point font. Chinese Essay: A 600-800 character essay in proper written standard Chinese (may be neatly handwritten). The essay should not be a translation of your English statement of purpose. It should be an essay addressing the following: How do you envision yourself 10 years from now, being a global professional? (Please be sure to discuss your major or career aspirations.) Your Chinese essay must be original work written for this application without assistance from native speakers, friends, or instructors. While using a dictionary is not forbidden, extensive use of a dictionary in writing the essay is not recommended. Please note: Selection committees can easily discern editing and/or writing performed by highly advanced or native speakers. Speaking Sample: All applicants are required to submit a 2-3 minute speaking sample (mp3, mp4, and wav format only) with this application. The sample topic should be a short self-introduction and discussion of a research or domain interest. Students may prepare for the speaking sample and are advised to do so ahead of time. Personal References: American Councils must receive three letters of reference in support of your application. These letters must be submitted electronically to American Councils, and must be received by the stated deadline. All letters of recommendation must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the recommendation. The reference should describe your academic, professional, and personal skills and qualities. One of the references must be from your domestic Flagship director, and at least one of your referees must be a professor capable of providing a detailed assessment of your current Chinese language ability. Additional references should be from employers or professors who have known you over an extended period of time in an academic or professional capacity. Please note it is your responsibility to follow up with your referees and ensuring that your letters are submitted to American Councils on time. Official transcripts: You should provide official transcripts of all college and university level course work, including all special summer programs. Transcripts must be in sealed envelopes with the institution's stamp or signature across the back. Resumes in English and Chinese: You should provide copies of your resumes in both English and Chinese, outlining your education and employment history. These should be uploaded to this application. A clear copy of the signature and information pages of your passport showing the expiration date, passport number, your photograph, date of birth, and signature. Your passport must be valid at least until August 20, 2014 (18 months after the start of the program). If you do not have a current passport, or if it is not valid for 18 months after the start of the program, you should apply for one immediately. In addition, your passport must contain two blank facing visa pages (NOT amendment pages). If you do not have two blank facing pages, you will need to apply immediately for supplemental pages. Your departure to China may be delayed if you cannot provide a copy of your passport with your application. PLEASE NOTE: Your Chinese visa will display the same name and passport number as those appearing on the photocopy you submit to American Councils. Do not in any way amend your passport, or apply for a new one, after submitting your photocopy to American Councils.
- Step 4 - Internship Program
- Prior to the end of spring term you will need to submit a statement of interest and resume (in Chinese and English) to the UO Chinese Flagship office (email@example.com). CASLS is required to submit this to the Flagship Internship director some time over the summer. You will however have the chance to revise your materials in the fall after your first meeting with the internship director.
- Dates - Nanjing University
Students should plan to arrive in Nanjing Aug 19-27th. Students attending the capstone in Fall 2013 must attend the mandatory orientation Aug 28th -30th. Fall Semester classes begin Sept 2, 2013.