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The Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a rigorous undergraduate program of study in Russian language and culture that aims to enable highly-motivated undergraduate students of all majors to achieve a Superior level of proficiency in Russian. The program welcomes applications from undergraduates from all majors and at all levels of proficiency in Russian who seek to achieve a professional-level competence.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program is comprised of both domestic and overseas study. UW-Madison is one of four universities that offer Domestic Russian Flagship Programs; the other three institutions are Bryn Mawr CollegePortland State University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. All of these Domestic Russian Flagship Programs work in partnership with American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, which provides the overseas program in Russia. The Overseas Russian Flagship offers a capstone experience of intensive, professional language training and development, as well as direct enrollment in courses at the host university and professional internships. Together, the Domestic and Overseas Russian Flagship Programs offer a sequence of articulated domestic and overseas study to enable undergraduate students of all majors to reach a professional level of Russian language proficiency by graduation.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship Center is a program of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition. The Language Flagship Program is an initiative of the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense. The UW-Madison Language Institute is an initiative of the College of Letters and Science, with substantial support from the International Division.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature  and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition
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