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The University of Georgia is proud to serve as an academic home to the Russian Flagship program. The Russian Flagship is a federally-sponsored initiative that provides opportunities for undergraduate students of any major to reach a professional level of competence in Russian by graduation, experience study abroad and professional internships, and earn prestigious Flagship certification. The program provides extensive state-of-the-art domestic and international programming and career advisement opportunities.
Interested in a global career that requires proficiency in Russian?
We have excellent news!
UGA Flagship students visited Prague, Czechia
UGA offers a study abroad program in Riga, Latvia
Russian Flagship students explore Kazakhstan
UGA Flagship students visited Prague, Czechia
The program offers considerable resources and innovative instruction to students interested in professions that may include a significant international component, global travel and communications, and intercultural awareness, particularly pertaining to Russian-speaking countries. Students interested in becoming global professionals can pursue their selected majors while enjoying carefully planned intensive programming domestically and overseas in the Russian language. The program welcomes applications from undergraduates of all majors and at any level of prior experience in Russian.
The Russian Flagship Program is a collaborative initiative between the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, funded by The Language Flagship, a public/private partnership sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP).
Advocacy Statement: Our team views Russian invasion of Ukraine as a direct violation of international law and grieves for the victims of the ongoing violence and brutal destruction of the country. We stand with all those in Ukraine, Russia, and beyond who oppose this war.
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Explore our past events:
Stop by the UGA Russian Flagship Program table at the Tate Student Center during your Orientation Resource Fair, part of New Student Orientation, to learn more about our program.
In Spring 2023, UGA Russian Flagship Program students participated in a special all-Russian section of UGA's CURO Symposium and in The Language Flagship's annual Hackathon. They also celebrated Maslenitsa and Nauryz, cooked traditional Slavic dishes, played chess and BINGO in Russian, explored Russian superstitions, connected with Flagship alumni, learned about youth culture in Kazakhstan and various aspects of Kyrgyz language and culture, enjoyed a performance by Atlanta-based Ukrainian musicians, participated in career-building events and a weekend excursion to Washington, D.C., and gave presentations and recited poetry in Russian.
The Russian Flagship Program
315 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton St.
Department of Language & Literacy Education
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
UGA Russian Flagship Program students participate in exclusive domestic and overseas intensive language programs, honing their Russian proficiency through tutoring, and enjoying jobs and internships utilizing their language, cross-cultural, and professional skills. We offer a domestic summer immersion program, an Immersion in the Russian Language, Culture, and Communities in the Baltics (IRLCCB) Program, and as well as a Project Global Officer (GO) program in Latvia designed for future military officers.
The Russian Flagship program is accepting applications for the Russian Overseas Flagship Capstone 2024-2025 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Our summer study abroad programs are accepting applications:
Domestic Immersion Site
The University of Georgia Russian Flagship program established a domestic Russian immersion site Honolulu, Hawaii. The Honolulu location remains an alternative site for summer immersion in case of unprecedented circumstances that preclude international travel.
The University of Georgia launches its Project Global Officer program in Riga, Latvia.
The University of Georgia Immersion in the Russian Language, Culture, and Communities in the Baltics Program returns to Riga, Latvia.
The University of Georgia offers STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program - Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals on campus.