Russian House/Русский дом

Будьте как дома в Русском доме!  Make yourself at home in Russian house!

Interested in Russian?  Want to live in a supportive and fun environment with other students who share that interest?  Intrigued by the idea of becoming part of an internationally-oriented community on campus? Русский дом, Russian House, may be for you!  

In Русский дом, students:

  • live with other students of Russian in the International Learning Community in Adams Hall, a dormitory on the shores of Lake Mendota located only 5 minutes from Van Hise Hall;
  • enjoy lots of opportunities to practice using Russian outside of class;
  • participate in social activities: cook Russian meals, watch Russian movies, read Russian magazines, play Russian games;
  • enroll in a 1-credit course on Russian culture taught by a faculty member in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature .  In Fall 2013 Professor Karen Evans-Romaine is teaching a course entitled Russian Popular Song: Music and Meaning
  • participate in International Learning Community events such as roundtable dinners and international programs;
  • benefit from the support of a community of like-minded students who share their interest in Russian language and culture. View a video about the ILC>
A language program coordinator lives with students to coordinate programs and social activities, provide tutoring, and support students in using Russian on the floor.  In 2013-14, Madina Djuraeva, a native speaker of Russian from Uzbekistan and graduate student in Curriculum & Instruction, will serve as the Русский дом language program coordinator.

As a Flagship student, I know that learning a language involves so much more than just putting in the classroom hours; it involves completely submerging oneself in that language and culture. Living in the Russian House allows me to do just that, while living among peers who share my Russian language goals. Having a comfortable environment in which I can explore and expand my Russian skills with friends has been so beneficial to my language development.  --Kasey King, UW-Madison Russian Flagship student

Important: All UW-Madison students or speakers of Russian are eligible to apply to live in Русский дом. Students in the Russian Flagship Program are strongly encouraged to live in Русский дом.  

Questions about Русский дом:
Karen Evans-Romaine, (608) 262-3499
Dianna Murphy, (608) 262-1473


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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