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Wow! New map shows all the Mandarin immersion programs in US

January 9, 2013

Computer scientist and web developer Nathan Yeung is a student at Brigham Young University’s Dept. of Computer Science–but more importantly a dad who was looking for a Mandarin immersion program for his own kids. What he wanted to was a nice interactive map that would let him search geographically for the programs closest to his home, but nothing like that existed. Being a computer scientist, he decided to write one. Using the list of Mandarin immersion schools I keep updated on this site, he sat down and wrote one. Way to go Nathan!

You can see it at  here. He’ll be adding a Submit School feature later. Or you can send email to me and I’ll add it to the database available on this site here. We’re now up to 127 schools nationwide.

His site is  hugely useful for parents looking to find a Mandarin program near them. Kudos to Nathan, I’m sure he’ll have many visitors.

It’s also fascinating to see so graphically see the emerging clusters of programs nationwide.

Nathan’s lucky to live in Utah, home to the largest cluster:




There’s also a nice one in the San Francisco Bay area:

Bay area






And one in the greater Los Angeles area.

LA Area




Next comes Minnesota:







There’s a developing cluster in New York, but otherwise most areas seem to just have one or two schools.




5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2013 4:10 am

    Thanks for the featured blog post of my website! I am glad to have been able to find and use your list for the project.

  2. Carol Cunningham permalink
    August 26, 2013 8:38 pm

    This map is great and we are using it in our proposal to start a program in Menlo Park. Any chance we can get an updated version?

    • December 29, 2013 10:30 am

      Hi Carol,

      I’ve recently updated the map of Mandarin immersion schools.


  3. Olutope Omosegbon permalink
    January 24, 2019 1:35 pm

    Hello MIPC team or Nathan, how else may one access the map? I got redirected to another website.

    • Elizabeth Weise permalink*
      February 1, 2019 10:03 am

      I fear Nathan’s not keeping the map up to date these days. Sadly, it was a labor of love and sometimes real life intrudes into what we’re able to do as volunteers. It was great while it lasted.

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