The AC China Flagship Capstone Year program is designed to help students attain near-native proficiency in Mandarin by applying their language and cultural knowledge abroad through direct enrollment classes at a local university and a full- or part-time internship. This is a closed application program and only open to Chinese Flagship students. Contact the University of Minnesota's Chinese Flagship program for more details on eligibility.
|Location||Nanjing or Taipei, China|
|Term||Academic Year, Calendar Year|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||Advanced level of Mandarin on AC Chinese test; Must be enrolled in the Chinese Flagship program|
The AC China Flagship Capstone Program, based at Nanjing University or National Yang-Ming University, is a closed application program and only open to Chinese Flagship students. Consult the University of Minnesota's Chinese Flagship program website for more details on eligibility. The University of MInnesota's department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) works directly with advising students about the application process for this program. Contact our campus Chinese Flagship adviser Claudia Hasegawa for more details about the program, the application process, and how it can fulfill the Chinese Flagship Capstone Requirement.
AC China/Taiwan Flagship is an affiliated program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information
The number of credits completed per semester vary. Consult with the Chinese Flagship advisers for more details on how many credits will be earned per semester.
During fall semester, directly enroll in coursework at Nanjing University, including intensive Chinese language coursework. Your spring semester is dedicated to a full-time internship.
Directly enroll in courses at National Yang-Ming University for fall semester, which includes intensive Chinese language courses. During spring semester, continue your Chinese language study while enrolling in a part-time internship. *Note this site is still pending approval by the University of Minnesota LACAC committee. Check back in spring 2021 for a status update.
The Asian & Middle Eastern Studies department will determine the equivalency of coursework taken abroad to Chinese coursework offered on the UMTC campus.
Dates and deadlines vary depending on program term and year. Program dates are posted on American Councils' Chinese Flagship website.
Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline.
Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:
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Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||Academic Year or Calendar Year|
|Program Name||AC China/Taiwan Chinese Flagship Capstone Year|
|Track Name||Nanjing U or National Yang-Ming U|
This program will require additional approval steps for Spring 2021 due to COVID19. Connect with your LAC program contact for more information.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, that asks you to:
Submit directly to American Councils (AC):
Note: This is a Learning Abroad Center program that is offered in partnership with American Councils (AC). You will complete application materials for both the Learning Abroad Center (LAC) and AC. Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the LAC application checklist assigned to you, which you may access by logging in to the LAC application web portal (Manage Your Checklist and Profile). For details about the AC application materials, consult AC's application website.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toThuy Doan or call at 612.626.8686.