02 Nov Blog: The Indiana University Chinese Flagship Center
My name is Oliver (苏益东), and I am currently in my second year at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. I am currently studying for my B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Chinese from the Chinese Language Flagship Program. After my first year at UH, I went to the Indiana University Chinese Flagship Center’s summer program. My experience at Indiana was the most exciting and interesting experience I have ever had. I love the students that I got to meet at the university along with the teachers. Some students even considered me as their “mom” because instead of buying food from the cafeteria, I would cook them something to eat. I cleaned a lot, too. I made a lot of friends at the university, and I am still in touch with them today.
In the program we covered A full year of intermediate-level Chinese material over the course of 8 weeks. Every day was a challenge because I always wished that there was more time to learn Chinese. Without going into too much detail about the work, I’d have to say I really enjoyed group studies with the teachers and students.
Overall it was a great experience through the Flagship Program, and I hope to do another one like it.
Olive Sou is a sophomore Computer Science student who is studying Chinese as a minor through the Chinese Language Flagship Program. This is his third semester in the Flagship Program, and he hopes to communicate effectively in Chinese as his second language. Additionally to his academics, he loves Chinese Martial Arts (武术).