The Next Generation of Global Professionals

The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college.

Through a network of 31 Flagship Programs at 21 institutions of higher education across the U.S., The Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of ten languages critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.

Students come from all regions of the nation and pursue a variety of academic and professional interests in addition to language study. Flagship Certified Professionals are highly motivated graduates who possess:

  • Professional-level language proficiency in their Flagship language of choice;
  • Advanced cultural skills and experience living and working abroad; and
  • Intercultural insights for careers in federal government, global business, nongovernmental organizations, and other fields.

Learn more about how to become a global professional through one of our many Flagship programs.

2020-2024 Flagship Grant Competitions

The Language Flagship announced the 2020-2024 open competition for Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese and Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship programs. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. (EST). This competition is for four-year grant awards. More information about the competition, scheduled webinars and application guidelines are available here.


University of Wisconsin language Roadmap

Download the new language roadmap for University of Wisconsin's program.





Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia

Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Rhode Island

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