Russian 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:

The Language Flagship also sponsors a Russian Overseas Capstone Program in Kazakhstan The Flagship Overseas page has additional information about this opportunity.  


2021 Russian Flagship Program Open House

2020 Russian Flagship Program Open House

Russian Flagship Program at Portland State University

Russian Flagship Program at the University of California, Los Angeles

Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overseas Russian Flagship Program