Language Flagship Program

Students enrolled in the Russian Language Flagship Program gain a competitive edge for their career through opportunities to develop a professional level of proficiency in Russian.

As a language critical to U.S. national security, the study of Russian offers unique opportunities for students. Through the Russian Flagship Program, students undertake a rigorous academic course load on campus, participate in individualized tutoring and cultural programming, spend a summer of intensive Russian language study in a Russian-speaking country, and complete a capstone academic year in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Carolina’s Russian Language Flagship Program is one of eight programs in the U.S. sponsored by the National Security Education Program.

AVAILABLE TO:

New undergraduate students, both first-year and transfer

CONSIDER THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • You aspire to be part of the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in Russian, one of ten languages critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.
  • You want to solve key global issues through a career in public service, international business, STEM fields or in other related academic endeavors.
  • You want to join a diverse, yet close-knit community of students on campus.
  • You want to engage in a fully immersive language and cultural experience that is specifically designed to hone your linguistic fluency and cultural competency.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Academic and co-curricular programming including four years of US-based Russian language coursework (or their intensive equivalent) and individual tutoring
  • Intensive overseas summer Russian language study in a Russian-speaking country
  • An academic year Capstone program in Almaty, Kazakhstan that includes tailored language instruction, direct enrollment in coursework related to your major at the host university, and a professional internship related to your academic and career goals
  • Individualized advising from UNC Russian Flagship Program advisors to develop a personalized academic plan that takes into account personal and cultural backgrounds as well as educational and professional goals.
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