The Language Flagship operates seven overseas centers. These Flagship Overseas Centers provide opportunities that allow Flagship students to hone their language skills with native speakers. Students take content courses in their target language, participate in a direct enrollment experience at their overseas host university, and participate in a professional internship.

At The Language Flagship, student safety and security are our highest priorities. Living overseas can be exciting and a bit unfamiliar. The Language Flagship works in partnership with the University of Arizona to oversee the Arabic Capstone program at the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco in Meknes Morocco. The American Councils for International Education manages the Russian Flagship Overseas Capstone at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.. The Flagship sponsors a Chinese Capstone Flagship Overseas Center program with Hunter College hosted at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taipei, Taiwan. Flagship also has partnerships for Korean and Portuguese Flagship Overseas Centers: the Korean program is through University of Hawaii at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and the Portuguese program is through University of Georgia at Federal University of São João del-Rei in Minas Gerais, Brazil. We encourage you to visit travel websites to learn more about the countries and cultures where Flagship language learning is available. For more specific information on health and safety resources for U.S. college students studying abroad, visit studentsabroad.state.gov.


Country Provider Institution  Language
Brazil University of Georgia Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei Portuguese
Kazakhstan Bryn Mawr College and American Councils Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Russian
Morocco University of Arizona AALIM and Moulay Ismail University Arabic
South Korea University of Hawaii Korea University Korean
Taiwan Hunter College National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Chinese


Overseas Model

  • Direct enrollment at overseas universities
  • Extended overseas immersion
  • Specialized tutors
  • Internships that combine practical use of language with career interests
  • Students must achieve an Advanced Level (ILR Level 2) proficiency
    to enroll in an Overseas Flagship Center
  • Students aim to achieve a Superior Level (ILR Level 3) proficiency
    upon completion of the overseas experience


Overseas Internship Experiences

Flagship students are able to use high-level language proficiency and professional skills in overseas internship placements that require knowledge of the culture and region. Some past internship placements include:

  • Endemol Shine (TV production), Brazil 
  • International Business Machines (IBM), Brazil 
  • 9mm Propaganda (marketing), Brazil
  • Regional Counsel for Accountants of Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • The Nature Conservancy, China
  • Shanghai Institute of Neuroscience, China
  • China Economic Review, China
  • Lexfield Law Offices, China
  • Anassi Moroccan Cultural Center, Morocco
  • House of Health Clinic, Morocco
  • Meknes Women’s Cooperative, Morocco
  • Moroccan Citizenship Newspaper, Morocco
  • Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Kazakhstan
  • Regional Ecological Center of Central Asia, Kazakhstan
  • Center for Research on Legal Policy, Kazakhstan
  • Institute for Far Eastern Studies, South Korea
  • Voluntary Agency Network of Korea, South Korea
  • APLEX Technology (manufacturing), Taiwan
  • Covenants Watch, Taiwan
  • Infinity International (marketing), Taiwan
  • Institute of International Relations, Taiwan


Quotes from students at Flagship Overseas Centers:

“My experiences in the overseas program immensely improved my target language and helped me to grow as a person. I encountered many language and living challenges that truly helped me to become a more mature, stronger, and diversified person. The overseas Flagship program offers a truly unique opportunity that is second to none.”

"After the Flagship Capstone Year, I have become much more confident in all aspects and am now very comfortable with the language to a point that I feel I will be able to utilize my language skills in the professional world.”

“This program helped me make great strides towards reaching a professional level of proficiency.”

“Academically, professionally, and culturally, the program this year was an excellent learning experience and I am a wiser, more mature person because of it.”

“There were always clearly defined goals and the teachers were always willing and available to help us reach the highest level of language proficiency possible.”

“This is a really, really great and solid program, with great activities and opportunities.”