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).

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.

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UGA Russian Flagship Program Students explore St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, Kyiv, Bishkek, and Vladivostok through live virtual tours.

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UGA Russian Flagship Program Students enjoy bilingual tours of the Russian collection at the Georgia Museum of Art.

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UGA Russian Flagship Program Students participate in the annual UGA Russian Flagship Program Spring 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 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.

Spring 2021

The UGA Russian Flagship Program launches its Student Ambassador Program.

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UGA Russian Flagship Program Students participate in the annual UGA CURO Symposium


UGA Russian Flagship Program Student Ambassadors host a virtual Cooking Demo on the Russian pastry "Картошка".

Summer 2021

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

August 18, 2021

Fall 2021 UGA classes begin.

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Advanced UGA Russian Flagship Program students study sustainability and social justice on an immersive Russian-language academic retreat on Sapelo Island, GA.


UGA has been awarded a STARTALK grant to offer Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals in Summer 2021. Application will close April 15, 2021.

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UGA Russian Flagship Program Fulbright FLTA from Russia hosts an interactive seminar on contemporary Russian pop music.

UGA Russian Flagship Program students built their Russian proficiency over Summer 2020 via intensive virtual programs and Russian-language jobs and internships.