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Flagship students invited by Haier to Consumers Electronics Show Interpret for product demonstration at Consumers Electronics Show Getting ready to go to China! Flagship Students participating in 2014 Ohio Chinese Festival celebration Trying out Peking Opera Happily graduated from the 2012 summer term Admiring Chinese minority culture and traditional fashion Helping out in World Bank Cultural Heritage Project in Guizhou Flagship Student Plays Chinese Zither for Columbus Elementary School Students Learning interpersonal communication in a unique multi-cultural environment. Flagship student interpreters accompany a Chinese delegation and meet Les Wexner President Gee talks with students and faculties of the Qingdao center President Gee and the students OSU Flagship students hosting a show in Pingdu, Shandong OSU Flagship Student Jake Parker at the Shanghai World Expo USA Pavilion OSU graduate doing business in China

Preparing Americans for
China-related careers

Ohio State University has a proven track record of producing high performing students in Chinese language and culture. We consistently graduate students with professional capabilities in Chinese who go on to careers in business and government or on to further professional education.


Our goal is to prepare Americans to work in Chinese. We have proven that with the proper training in Chinese language and culture, Americans of all backgrounds can reach the highest level of capabilities for building successful China-related careers.



K12 Program

The K-12 Program partners with elementary and secondary schools throughout Ohio and the Midwest to establish effective Chinese language programs. We provide assistance with curriculum development, teacher training, and technology support.


The Undergraduate Program trains beginning and intermediate students to achieve an advanced level of linguistic and cultural expertise in as little as four years. It is possible to earn a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree with only one additional year of coursework.

Graduate Program

Designed for students with advanced language proficiency, the Graduate Program leads to a Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Advanced Chinese Language and Culture.

Overseas Center

The Flagship China center, located in Suzhou, China, offers Summer Semester immersion programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and operates the Flagship Internship Program. Multiple levels of study are available from high beginner through advanced.