What is FCI?
Flagship Chinese Institute 2014
Indiana University’s Flagship Chinese Institute (FCI) is an intensive Mandarin training program for beginning to intermediate-mid students who are committed to
participatory, experiential, and immersion-style learning. It offers a full spectrum of active learning experiences including classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring, individual projects to build discipline-specific language competence, and extracurricular activities to increase cultural literacy. The program provides three levels of instruction, equivalent to 2nd and 3rd year college-level Mandarin.
The summer institute is generously supported by Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences, keeping the cost of attendance competitive.
All students pay in-state tuition, approximately $5,265, which includes tuition, fees, lodging, most meals, and textbooks.
Benefits of FCI
Various enrollment options are available, some of which include:
• IU credit, ranging from 4 to 8 credit hours
• Residential and immersion language environment supported by a language pledge
• Advanced content-based learning tailored to students’ own professional disciplines
• Engaging afternoon and weekend activities to enhance language learning and increase cultural literacy
• Convenient on-campus housing in single rooms
Who Can Apply?
Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students from IU, as well as other universities, are all encouraged to apply. Priority consideration is granted to students currently accepted into any Chinese Flagship Program.
Students must apply for FCI online at
www.indiana.edu/~fci. Deadlines for application are:
February 1, 2014
March 1, 2014
2014 FCI Dates:
June 6 – August 1, 2014
For more detailed information, visit www.indiana.edu/~fci.