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Launched in 2009, the San Francisco State University (SF State) CHINESE FLAGSHIP PROGRAM is an exciting initiative for undergraduate students seeking careers related to China and the Chinese-speaking world. Through intensive language instruction and cultural training at SF State and overseas, we work closely with our students to facilitate mastery and application of the language for long-term success. Flagship students come from all majors and have varying levels of Chinese proficiency prior to starting the program. Many students begin studying Chinese when they arrive on campus at SF State. Visit our prospective students page for more information on the program benefits. The SF State Chinese Flagship Program is one of 26 critical language centers and programs funded by The Language Flagship, a component of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education and business, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals.