Prospective Students


Foster the next generation of global professionals with a superior level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and a deep cultural understanding.


• Individual tutoring
• Opportunities to achieve high cultural competency
• Domestic or overseas capstone
• Separate scholarship pool for some national scholarships
• Paid language proficiency assessments
• More


• Enrolled as a UHM undergraduate student
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Completed or currently enrolled in CHN 101 or higher at UHM
• Committed to achieving superior level proficiency in Chinese language and deep cultural understanding
• Has a high commitment to personal and academic growth





Students beginning at the Novice Level of Proficiency


Students beginning/placed at the Intermediate Low Level of Proficiency


Students beginning/placed at the Intermediate Low Level of Proficiency


Students beginning/placed at Advanced Low Level of Proficiency


As part of the Flagship undergraduate degree program, students are expected to complete Capstone Year Overseas before graduating. Currently there are two Capstone locations – one is overseas and the other is domestic.

During the Overseas Capstone Year in China or Taiwan, you’ll take 2-3 language classes at the Flagship Center, as well as 1-3 classes in your field at host institution in China (TBA) or National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and complete an internship that makes use of your Chinese language skills.

Note: NYCU accepts applicants for both Fall and Spring semester.

There is also a Domestic Capstone Year in Monterey, California. Our staff can tell you more about this exciting new option at the Defense Language Institute.