The Russian Flagship program at UCLA will give students the experience of being in a small, tight knit college with all the advantages of a large research university in a diverse and interesting city.
The UCLA Flagship program creates a close cohort of students, faculty and staff at this large university, who work together towards a student’s success as a UCLA undergraduate. The program is designed to challenge each student on an individual level. Students are encouraged to double major or to minor in Russian.
As a large research university, UCLA offers students over 125 majors and 80 minors, housed in five major divisions: the College of Letters of Sciences, the School of Arts and Architecture, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, and the School of Theater, Film and Television. UCLA has a number of global institutions, including the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies and the International Institute. UCLA hosts a large number of research centers and labs located in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Life and Physical Sciences. As a large public university, the campus is also committed to diverse athletic programs, student activity groups, a library collection considered to be the best west of the Mississippi, and quality housing.
Los Angeles offers students opportunities to use their Russian in real-life situations, attending Russian cultural events, ordering food in a Russian restaurant, browsing at a Russian bookstore, or volunteering at the local Russian-language library.