Indiana University Bloomington

College of Arts and Sciences

Eligibility and Requirements

Successful applicants should:

  • Demonstrate commitment to participatory and experiential learning through FCI application materials and subsequent assessments
  • Display the appropriate Chinese proficiency level through application materials

In order to be fully considered for the Flagship Chinese Institute, each applicant must submit these documents:

  • Online application
  • 500-word English essay (see application for description)
  • Chinese essay (see application for description) - for students applying to Levels 2 and 3
  • Recommendation form and letter from current main language instructor
  • Most recent College transcript (unofficial copy acceptable)

In addition, all applicants will be required to demonstrate their language ability through a personal or phone interview before admittance to the program.

All materials can be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax to

Flagship Chinese Institute
814 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Fax: (812) 855-3222