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 2020, 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).

The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the position of policy of the U.S. government. No official government endorsement should be inferred.


Maslenitsa cooking demonstration

FEB 10

Russian Phonetics Workshop

FEB 21

Cultural Series workshop on the religious customs and traditions of Moldova

APR 20

Russian poetry recital (virtual)

APR 21-24

UGA Russian Flagship students present in UGA's Center for Undergraduate Research Organization 2020 symposium


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 1, 2018

The University of Georgia institutionalizes the Russian Flagship Program

May 2019

The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its intensive domestic summer program

June 1, 2020

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

Fall 2020

The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches the Russian Flagship Program Living-Learning Community - contact us to reserve your spot!

August 20, 2020

Fall 2020 UGA classes begin

  • Russian Flagship @ UGA
  • Germanic and Slavic Studies at UGA
  • Language & Literacy Education @ UGA