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This blog was created by the Russian Flagship Program’s team of student ambassadors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New posts will be published regularly. Please check back for updates, advice, and resources from your fellow students! Remember – we are all in this together!

Russian Flagship at Home

  • This summer will be different…

    Congratulations on officially finishing the semester! No matter what the outcome was, you still should be proud – you did it! Now that we are finally done (for now), make sure to get that rest, …

  • Congratulations on finishing this semester strong…

    As finals draw to a close, we at the Russian Flagship just wanted to say congratulations on finishing this semester strong. Whether you are graduating or just finished your first semester at UW, it’s certainly …

  • You’ve done something amazing this semester…

    We, your student ambassadors, wanted to wish you all an amazing week. We know it’s week twelve, and for many of us, that means exams upon exams and term papers with startlingly close deadlines. You …

  • I am going to be cooking one of my favorite Russian dishes…

    Hello everyone! It’s me, Brady, and I am going to be cooking one of my favorite Russian dishes. Though the recipe is simple, Kulyebyaka is very delicious. It seems to me that this dish is …

  • This all feels very surreal…

    This is Kate, coming at you from a cozy desk nook in the Boston area! After canceling my spring break plans, I left campus shortly after the break began, and have been cooped up at …

  • This new system is out of my comfort zone…

    I hope that you are doing well and staying safe! I am currently staying in Chicago with my family. I stayed in Madison working in one of the residence halls during spring break and then …

  • It’s been difficult to do homework at home…

    I hope that things are going well for you during these weird times. I’m still living in Madison, and for me it’s been comfortable here, living with my roommates. It’s been nice because we have …

  • Approach situations like this with the best possible attitude…

    I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy wherever you are! I’m back home in the Chicago ‘burbs with my family for the foreseeable future and am now comfortably settled with my parents …