Intensive Summer Russian

Most students in the Russian Flagship Program spend at least one summer in Madison enrolled in intensive Russian language courses, during which students are able to complete two semesters of Russian coursework in just 8 weeks. Check out the below video to see what summer Russian is like or scroll down for details on summer 2018.

Intensive summer Russian courses are open to anyone, not just to Russian Flagship students. You do not need to be a current UW-Madison student to enroll, but must apply as a special student at least one month in advance. Students with prior experience in Russian from outside of post-secondary educational settings should contact Dr. Anna Tumarkin in advance for a placement test. More information on how to enroll as a special student.


Slavic 101-102: Intensive First Year Russian (8 credits)

Slavic 117-118: Intensive Second Year Russian (8 credits)

More information on coursework.


Wisconsin Resident: $2,633

Minnesota Resident: $3,515

Non-Resident: $8,696

More information regarding tuition is available from the UW-Madison Office of the Registrar.


Russian Flagship students enroll in intensive summer Russian courses during designated enrollment times in the spring semester. Students should meet with their Russian Flagship advisor prior to enrolling in summer courses, and should also plan to submit a Russian Flagship scholarship application before April 1.

UW-Madison offers scholarships for the Summer Term. Applications deadlines and more information can be found here.

Housing may be available for those enrolled in courses through the Division of Housing in Merit or Barnard Halls. Summer housing applications usually become available in February. More information on housing.