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 23 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.


2023-2027 Regional Flagship Language Initiative Competition 

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop and implement Regional Flagship Languages Initiatives (RFLI) to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction. Languages included in this solicitation include French, Hindi, Indonesian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Find information about the RFLI program competition here.


2024-2028 Domestic Flagship Open Competition

The Language Flagship has announced an open competition for all domestic undergraduate Flagship Programs in preparation for the 2024- 2028 grant cycle. Find information about the Flagship program, upcoming Webinars, annual reports and more here.




Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia

Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Rhode Island

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