About the UCLA Russian Flagship Center

The UCLA Russian Flagship program enables UCLA students in any major to become global professionals with high-level language proficiency and advanced intercultural skills.

It is one of four Russian language programs in The Language Flagship, a federal initiative designed to enable students to develop professional-level competence (ACTFL-3 Superior) in nationally strategic languages.

The UCLA Russian Flagship program involves coursework both at UCLA and overseas:

  • Coursework at UCLA, enhanced by personalized tutoring
  • Overseas summer study: 8-week program, specialized for Flagship students
  • Overseas “capstone” year: specialized Flagship courses, direct enrollment courses, career-oriented internship
  • A career-oriented internship during the capstone year

The Flagship program combines well with any major and enhances students’ competitiveness for scholarships, career opportunities, and graduate school admissions. Students receive individualized advising and become part of a community of highly motivated peers.

The Flagship program is open both to students who begin their study of Russian at UCLA and to students who enroll at an intermediate or advanced level, including students who grew up speaking Russian at home. You must be a UCLA undergraduate to participate in the UCLA Russian Flagship program.

The UCLA Russian Flagship Center is funded by the National Security Education Program, as part of The Language Flagship.