- Does the Flagship program count toward a major in Chinese?
The UO Flagship Program does not require students to major in any specific major (i.e. Chinese or Asian Studies) our goal is to graduate students with professional level Chinese in a variety of degrees. That said the language classes naturally count toward a Chinese major and the content courses taught in Chinese count as departmental credit (i.e. BA, ENVS, PSY) credit. We work closely with Study Abroad and departments to make sure that the direct enroll and the internship also count toward students degree programs.
- Does the Flagship-bound or Flagship scholar program offer any scholarships to incoming freshman or returning students?
The UO also offers the Global Scholars Award, a merit-based scholarship assistance of $2,000 per year (if students don't already qualify for larger Presidential or Deans scholarships. As an out of state student one of the biggest cost savings you will find at the UO is that all study abroad is calculated based on instate tuition. Thus summer and capstone year are considerably cheaper. Some of our out-of-state Flagship students have even taken advantage of this by taking extra semesters abroad (to English programs in Singapore and or Taiwan) to broaden their experiences prior to their capstone year.
Scholars with the requisite intermediate-mid to advanced level Mandarin skills are eligible for up to $20,000 in The Language Flagship scholarship funding to study overseas. Funding is contingent on enrollment in Flagship courses and focused primarily on helping students participate in Flagship study abroad programs.
- Can IB Dean's scholarship eligible students also receive the CHNF Dean's Scholars Award?
No. IB Dean’s scholarship for an in-state student is $2,000. Students can receive this scholarship and apply for the The Language Flagship scholarship for overseas studies, but cannot receive both the IB Dean's and the Global Scholars Award. Note: Like any other UO Deans funding (i.e. Presidential or Diversity Excellence), students cannot receive both but are given which ever award is at the higher dollar value.
- Are Flagship students required to major in Chinese? Can they double major?
We are proud to have students with majors that range from across academic disciplines. We are not looking for students with any particular major. There is of course a tenancy for students to gravitate toward International Business, International Studies (concentrations in law, communications, or health) and Asian Studies. We advocate for academic excellence and rigor but not for unsustainable course loads. Those super-achievers who have tried to major in three or more subject areas typically burn out and regret it in the end. Flagship students are required to commit to taking one class in Chinese (language or content) each term as they work toward their capstone year abroad. All other enrollment choices are based on their academic and career pursuits.