The University of Georgia is proud to have been selected 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. If you are interested in joining our freshman cohort in Fall 2021, secure your spot in RUSS1011 before the start of the fall term!


Interested in a global career that requires proficiency in Russian?
We have excellent news!

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).

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SEP 29

UGA Russian Club hosts the second Phonetics Workshop by Dr. Olga Thomason.

OCT 1 - OCT 15

UGA Russian Flagship Program students participate as panelists in the Fall 2020 Russian Flagship Program Virtual Events for Prospective Students


UGA has been awarded a STARTALK grant to offer Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals in Summer 2021. Application will open in February, 2021.


The Russian Flagship Program

mailing address:


315 Aderhold Hall

110 Carlton St.

Department of Language & Literacy Education

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602



Tel: 706-542-4525 



August 16, 2020

The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches the Russian Flagship Program Living-Learning Community.

August 20, 2020

Fall 2020 UGA classes begin.

Summer 2021

The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its new summer program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals.

UGA Russian Flagship Program students built their Russian proficiency over the summer via intensive virtual programs and Russian-language jobs and internships.

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