College of Arts and Sciences


Policies and Language Pledge

In order to facilitate language advancement, all FCI participants must agree to support the institute's immersion environment through abiding by the following Language Pledge.



Language Pledge

Immersing oneself in a foreign language is a key factor of success in an intensive language institute.

I, ___________________________________, hereby pledge to use no language other than Mandarin Chinese during my entire stay with the program, in all situations and on all occasions except for emergencies or circumstances for which the Institute explicitly permits the use of English such as office hours stipulated for special consultation in English.

This pledge is a serious and binding agreement. I realize that failure to abide by this agreement may result in my dismissal from the program, the forfeiture of my tuition, and, in cases where Flagship scholarships have been awarded, the reimbursement to FCI of scholarship awards from my own personal funds. Offenses will be addressed as follows.