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Flagship Certification

OSU Flagship Certification is awarded to students who:
  1. Complete three of the six content classes in Levels 6 & 7 (7660, 7617, 7655, 7615, 7650, 7670)
  2. The capstone year in China
  3. A graduation project in the domain of their non-language major
  4. Maintain a 3.4 GPA overall and a 3.4 GPA in Chinese language classes
  5. Test at ILR 3 speaking proficiency or above upon graduation.

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.