Russian Flagship students are encouraged to attend as many extracurricular events as possible. These events and activities provide important opportunities for students to get to know other students outside of their “cohort,” meet scholars and other Russian-speaking visitors to campus and learn about their research or work, expand their cultural knowledge, and practice using their Russian in social situations. Students meet regularly for social events, special lectures in Russian with visiting scholars, film screenings, and a wide variety of other co- and extra-curricular activities on campus and in the community.
This program sets you on a journey, and this path is offered to others with similar interests. As you delve deeper into the Russian language, strong connections form with the people around you. Not only do you get closer to the people in the classroom with you, but the whole department becomes a second home.Jake Pflughoeft, Current Student