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Chinese Flagship Program

The University of Washington has a newly launched Chinese Flagship Program!  The Chinese Flagship Program is a federally funded program that offers Chinese language courses and culminates in a year-long capstone experience in Taiwan or China, where students study abroad and complete an internship in their field.  In Taiwan, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University is a summer language study option, and National Yang-Ming University is an option for the capstone year.  Flagship is open to all UW undergraduate majors.  The application due date is rolling. Please consider applying for this new opportunity!

2020 Global Ambassador Scholarship Program

2020 Program cancelled due to COVID-19

2021 Program application will open January 1st, 2021

Tainan, Taiwan

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides scholarship students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Consular Fellows Program

Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Chinese, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers, although the Consular Fellows program is not an alternate entry method to the Foreign Service or the U.S. Department of State.