The Language Flagship is a groundbreaking effort to change the way Americans think about and learn foreign languages. Here you will find a selection of national media coverage on our programs, language education, and more.

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Partnerships with Department of Defense create opportunities for students, UW-Madison - International Division, May 10, 2018

Wisconsin Educators, Business Look To Future Of Language, Wisconsin Public Radio, January 29, 2018

News Archive


Federal Government and IU Place Emphasis on The Language Flagship, Indiana Daily Student, October 2, 2017

Tech Center News, Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center, Summer 2017

Language Study as a National Imperative, Inside Higher Ed, February 28, 2017

Arabic Studies Gain Popularity In American Universities, Vocativ, February 15, 2017

Practical Proficiency: Arabic Joins Chinese and Turkish Flagships at Indiana University, Indiana University, January 25, 2017



Russian Flagship Program Opens Unexpected Paths, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 9, 2015

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Awarded Grant for The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, September 25, 2015

UW-Madison, Kazakh students connect through new program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 19, 2015

Teens gain global experience at ASU Chinese language camp, ASU News, June 23, 2015

ASU alum's humanitarian efforts earn Harvard fellowship, Arizona State University, May 5, 2015

Chinese language major to spend capstone year at Nanjing University, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, April 20, 2015

Chinese Language Flagship Program, ThinkTech Hawaii, April 9, 2015

Flagship Participants Find Their Voice (and Future) in Chinese, Chinese Language Matters, March 2015

URI Chinese Flagship students earn international scholarships to study in China, The University of Rhode Island, March 11, 2015

Russian Flagship Program connects language learning to other disciplines, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters & Science, February 16, 2015

Letter leads Jay Todd Richey to China, Glasgow Daily Times, February 2, 2015

New Federal Initiative to Survey K-16 Foreign Language Education in U.S., American Councils, January 28, 2015



Translating the (Russian) News, Haverford Magazine, Fall 2014

Chinese Language Flagship program at ASU advances military service, ASU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Magazine, Fall 2014

A lifetime of achievement, UCLA International Institute, December 18, 2014

Educating for the Future: Learning Mandarin As a Key to U.S.-China Relations, Huffington Post, December 17, 2014


IU Taps Alum to Lead Chinese Program, Inside Indiana Business, August 23, 2013

America Meets and Greets the Mississippi!, Huffington Post, May 29, 2013

WKU Student Wins Scholarship for Study in China, News, May 28,2013

Three Hunter Chinese Flagship Students Won Prestigious Boren Scholarships, Hunter College News, May, 2013

English literature honors student wins Fulbright-Hays scholarship to visit China, ASU News, May 17, 2013

Genetics honors student wins Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China, ASU News, May 17, 2013

2013 Wish List for World Languages, Language Magazine, March 2013

Hawai'i Language Summit, from The University of Hawaii, March 14, 2013

Akaka Awarded at Summit Launching Hawaii Effort to Build Multilingual Workforce, from Honolulu Civil Beat, March 13, 2013

UCLA Russian Club learns through Durak, from The Daily Bruin, February 27, 2013

Federal Service Language Academy to offer Portuguese Summer Program for High School Students, from The University of Georgia, February 25, 2013

Summer Institute for K-12 Educators on Brazilian Culture and Portuguese Language offered by The University of Georgia, Tulane University and Vanderbilt University, from The University of Georgia, February 25, 2013

A Russian Flagship Student's St. Petersburg Year, from UCLA News, February 19, 2013

Portuguese Flagship Program Sending First Class to Brazil in February, from UGA Columns, January, 2013

New Scholarships for Language Flagship students from The Daily Bruin, January 3, 2013


Breaking Down Language Barriers, from Military Advanced Education Magazine, November, 2012

Applying to College? Make Sure You Have Options to Study Languages, from Huffington Post, October 1, 2012

Rhode Island Crafts Road Map to Learning Languages, from Education Week, June 27, 2012

University of Mississippi offers Chinese instructor, program at Oxford High School, from, March 27, 2012

ASU Chinese Flagship program expands with ROTC focus, from ASU News, February 14, 2012


The study-abroad route less traveled: A year in Russia, UCLA Newsroom,November 30, 2011

Two GA Colleges Win Language Grants, from GPB News, November 25, 2011

Georgia Universities Chosen for Pilot Chinese Programs, from Global Atlanta, November 18, 2011

NGCSU receives $720K funding for Chinese instruction for cadets, from, November 3, 2011

IU Bloomington chosen to establish nation's first Turkish Flagship program, from IU News Room, October 6, 2011

National Security Education Program Awards Three Pilot ROTC Flagship Initiatives to Increase Foreign Language Proficiency in ROTC Students, The National Security Education Program, September 30, 2011

WKU Graduate to Use Fulbright Grant for Research in China, from WBKO, June 16, 2011

Born in China, UO student will return to study under Boren Scholarship, Celebrating Champions, University of Oregon, May 27, 2011

College campuses add language immersion programs, from USA Today, April 29, 2011

R.I. Foundation honors 19 from URI as Inaugural class of Demers fellows, from URI News, April 23, 2011

Never Lost in Translation, from Military Advanced Education Magazine, April 6, 2011

Fluent in another language? The CIA wants you - Multilingual recruits at a premium; but, U.S. is a living lab for how we learn, from MSNBC, March 9, 2011

BYU and UVU students compete in Chinese speech contest, from BYU Daily Universe, March 6, 2011

Written words works of art: Chinese classes catching on, quoted in Master Chinese from Clarion Ledger, February 28, 2011

Buying fair: 'International reach' can be reality by supporting fair-trade, from WKU Herald, February 23, 2011

High school students to learn about Chinese language, culture, from ASU News, February 21, 2011

UM's Chinese language program in demand, from Mississippi Business Journal, February 21, 2011

Beginning Chinese class now using new software to learn characters, from College Media Network, February 1, 2011


Panel discusses Egyptian experiences, from The State News, February 27, 2011

University offers opportunity to study Chinese, travel to China, from The Good 5¢ Cigar, February 25, 2011

Ole Miss Chinese Language Program in Demand, from My Fox Memphsis, February 21, 2011

Seminar discusses challenges of teaching Arabic, from Gulf Times, February 10, 2011

Shortage of Chinese language teachers in Oregon prompts virtual classes with educators in China, from, February 6, 2011

U.S. College Students Return from Egypt, from ABC News, February 4, 2011

IU awarded graduate Flagship program for Chinese education, from IU News Room, February 2, 2011

Study abroad funded through Obama's "100,000 Strong Initiative, from SFSU State News, February 1, 2011

Ohio students learn Chinese with help from grants, from News and Sentinel, January 31, 2011

OU school under new title, from The Norman Transcript, January 27, 2011

Foreign Frenzy, from The State News, January 20, 2011

Indiana University creates advanced Swahili program, from WTHR Indianapolis, January 18, 2011

Arabic major receives online master’s program, from The State News, January 12, 2011



9/11 Kickstarts Arabic studies: Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Texas (January 28, 2010)

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BYU Takes Top Honors in First-Ever Chinese Language Competition from BYU Marriott School, November 30, 2010

Five BYU Chinese Flagship Center Students awarded FLAS scholarship from BYU Chinese Flagship Center, November 1, 2010

Flagship program at Western Kentucky University Prepares students for careers in China from Bowling Green Daily News, October 13, 2010

President Boren to give speech about global education from The Oklahoma Daily, October 12, 2010

OU's President Boren to speak on global education from NewsOK, October 9, 2010

ASU celebrates Chinese immersion program from Arizona State Press, October 6, 2010

Program bolsters Department's language capabilities from American Forces Press Service, October 5, 2010

With eye on global study, 'U' growing flagship programs from The Michigan Daily, September 23, 2010

Raising the Bar from Inside Higher Ed, September 10, 2010

Students can now earn Arabic degree at OU from The Oklahoma Daily, September 10, 2010

University of Michigan's Language Flagship students groomed to be 'global professionals' from, September 2, 2010

Flagship student receives Chinese Government Scholarship from WKU News, August 16, 2010

United States Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing: Closing the Language Gap: Improving the Federal Government's Foreign Language Capabilities, July 29, 2010
Member Statements:

Seeing Pandas Up Close from ASU News, July 23, 2010

U.S. Reps. Push for Foreign Language Teaching in ESEA from Education Week, July 21, 2010

An interview with Michael Nugent: The Language Flagship from Education News, July 7, 2010

High school students learn Chinese language, culture from ASU News, June 23

Parma's Donny Newman is big in China from, June 20, 2010

Government still trying to catch up on language capabilities from The, June 12, 2010

Global Professionals Should Be Fluent in Multiple Languages from Best Practices in HR, June 4, 2010

Critically Speaking: U.S. college students demonstrate a growing interest in studying "critical" foreign languages from International Educator, 2010 Supplement

U.S. Public Diplomacy Depends on Citizens Learning Other Languages from International Educator, May/June 2010

An Interview with Professor Amy Weinberg: Learning Other Languages from, May 14, 2010

California Language Roadmap Summit from Language Magazine, May 10, 2010

Promoting Chinese Language in Portland Schools from Mayor Sam Adams Portland Online, April 30, 2010

Farsi fluency sought, but classes must fill in for immersion method from The Washington Post, April 27, 2010

Critically Speaking: U.S. college students demonstrate a growing interest in studying "critical" foreign languages from International Educator, 2010 Supplement

Despite Need, Bilingual U.S. Workforce Not Likely on Horizon Soon from SHRM Magazine, April 9, 2010

Western to house state’s first Confucius Institute from WKU Herald, March 30, 2010

Grant to establish undergraduate Russian Flagship Center from University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 23, 2010

Learning Chinese Beneficial from The Arizona Republic, March 10, 2010

Valley Schools Beginning to add Chinese Language Option from The Arizona Republic, March 10, 2010

Learning a Language Can Increase Job Opportunities from The Star Ledger - Newark, March 3, 2010

Career Opportunities: A good idea in any Language from NAPS

Learning Chinese Beneficial: Arizona should promote crucial language programs from Arizona Republic, February 27, 2010

Going Global: For students with an interest in the Middle East, opportunities abound from The Baltimore Sun, February 2010

No matter how you say it, URI has BIG enrollments in languages from University of Rhode Island, February 10, 2010

ASU Flagship Program from State Press Magazine, February 4, 2010

9/11 kickstarts Arabic studies: UT one of five universities in Flagship Program from Austin News, KXAN, January 2010

ASU students learn the ropes in China from Arizona State Website, January 2010

New Russian Program Prepares Students for Global Leadership from CLAS Portland State University Newsletter, January 2010

WKU Chinese Flagship Students Steal the Show in Beijing from Kentucky China Trade Center, January 18, 2010