Russian Flagship Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Russian Flagship students speak with the Russian activist group, Pussy Riot.

  • Some students live in Russian House, a residential community that is part of University Housing. Learn more.

  • Studying abroad in Kazakhstan gives students the opportunity to explore the broader Russian-speaking world. Learn more.

  • Students in the Russian Flagship Program are involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Learn more.

  • Students in the Russian Flagship Program study abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Learn more.

  • Russian Flagship students live with Russian-speaking host families on UW-Madison study abroad programs. Learn more.

  • The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages. Learn more.

Russian Flagship Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Russian Flagship Program is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for undergraduate students of any major to reach a professional level of competence in Russian by graduation. The program not only strives to increase students' Russian language proficiency and intercultural competencies, but also links students’ intensive language study with their other academic interests and professional aspirations. The program welcomes applications from undergraduates of all majors and at any level of prior experience in Russian.

The Russian Flagship Program is a collaborative initiative of the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, funded by The Language Flagship, a public/private partnership sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

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