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The University of Georgia Russian Flagship program is open to undergraduate students in any major who are interested in gaining high-level proficiency in Russian, advanced intercultural awareness, and the advantage of "Flagship certification"- a professional distinction highly regarded by employers seeking talented candidates with such skills. The University of Georgia Russian Flagship program is one of only six Russian language programs in the nation that are funded by The Language Flagship, a federal initiative designed to enable students to develop professional-level competence (ACTFL-3 Superior) in nationally strategic languages.


The UGA Russian Flagship program coursework is offered at UGA and overseas and combines well with any UGA major. The coursework includes:


  • Russian language coursework at UGA, enhanced by personalized tutoring and intensive language course options;

  • Overseas summer study: 8-week program, specialized for Flagship students;

  • Overseas “Capstone Year Abroad" featuring specialized Flagship courses, direct enrollment courses, career-oriented internship;

  • A career-oriented internship during the capstone year.

The Flagship program enhances students’ competitiveness for a wide range of scholarships, career opportunities, and graduate school admissions. Students receive individualized advising and become part of a community of highly motivated peers, with opportunities to participate in high quality social and professional development events.


The Flagship program is open both to students who begin their study of Russian at UGA and to students who enroll at an intermediate or advanced level, including students who grew up speaking Russian at home. You must be a UGA undergraduate to participate in the UGA Russian Flagship program and receive Flagship scholarships for study abroad.​

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