is spoken not only in Russia, but all over Central Asia and in many parts of Eastern Europe. Russian is the eighth most widely spoken native language, with over 150 million first-language speakers. About 110 million people speak it as a second language. There are commercial opportunities emerging from the expanding Russian economy, including U.S. firms doing business in Russia, as well as the newly established Russian firms doing business in the U.S. All this has created an expansion of job opportunities for those who possess Russian language skills. Other career opportunities also exist in various government agencies.
The Language Flagship sponsors eight Russian Flagship Programs across the U.S.; each offers unique strengths and provides undergraduate students with pathways to professional-level proficiency in Russian alongside the academic major of their choice. To start your journey towards becoming a global professional:
Explore each program’s website or reach out to any of the following individuals for more information:
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Kirsten Rutsala, email@example.com