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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 2022, 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!
Russian Flagship students explore Kazakhstan
UGA's study abroad program includes a visit to Prague, Czechia
UGA offers a study abroad program in Riga, Latvia
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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RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS
May 25, 2022
Cooking demonstration: Kazakh meat pies, Ukrainian potato pancakes, and syrniki.
June 1, 2022
Students in the on-campus program play chess, checkers, and a variety of board and strategy games.
June 8, 2022
Movie Screening: Major Grom: Plague Doctor.
June 15, 2022
Cooking demonstration: Olivye, vinigret, and other iconic Slavic salads.
June 22, 2022
Game Night 2: chess, checkers, card, board, and strategy games.
June 29, 2022
Show Screening: To the Lake (Epidemiya).
In Spring 2022, UGA Russian Flagship Program students participated in a special all-Russian section of UGA's CURO Symposium and in The Language Flagship's Hackathon. They celebrated Nauryz, painted Easter eggs, cooked blini, played chess, explored Russian internet culture, connected with Flagship alumni, participated in career-building events, and gave presentations and recited poetry in Russian. The program held Open House events for prospective students from North Forsyth and Elbert County High Schools and Riverside Military Academy.
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The Russian Flagship Program
315 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton St.
Department of Language & Literacy Education
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
UGA is home to a STARTALK grant to offer Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals in the summer.
Twelve UGA Russian Flagship Program students have been accepted for the Russian Overseas Flagship Capstone 2022-2023 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and six were selected for a Boren scholarship.
In Summer 2022, UGA Russian Flagship Program students are participating in domestic (Athens, GA and Honolulu, HI) and overseas (Almaty, Kazakhstan) intensive Russian language programs, preparing for the Russian Overseas Flagship Capstone Year in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and participating in jobs and internships utilizing their language and cultural skills.
August 16, 2020
The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches the Russian Flagship Program Living-Learning Community.
January 13, 2021
The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its Kazakh Tutorial course.
The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its Student Ambassador Program.
The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its new summer program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals.
January 10, 2022
Spring 2022 UGA classes begin.
The University of Georgia Immersion in the Russian Language, Culture, and Communities in the Baltics Program has shifted to a new domestic location for Summer 2022 only – Honolulu, Hawaii.