Learn Hard, Speak Easy

IU’s Russian Flagship Program is designed to help motivated students reach professional language skills and meet the challenges of our 21st century global world. We draw on our 50 years’ experience teaching Russian language and culture and on our strong partnerships with the IU Summer Language Workshop and the Russian & East European Institute.

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Why Study Advanced Russian?

Landing a top job or getting into the right graduate or professional school has become increasingly more competitive, and a good GPA will no longer distinguish you from the crowd. Nowadays you need a unique set of skills to prove your ability to excel. The Language Flagship is the program that will testify to your outstanding combination of talent, hard work, and your ability to reach the utmost level of excellence. These are all transferable skills that will impress admission committees and your future employers. 

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Fund your Flagship Studies

Keeping the momentum going is essential for your language development. Your language skills will get an additional boost through intensive summer studies at IU, and will truly flourish during your summer study abroad. A full cultural, social, and professional immersion during the Capstone year will mold you into a skillful language user with a solid intercultural competence. We offer a variety of Flagship scholarships to help fund your summer studies and the Capstone Year. There are also a number of external scholarships available to you.

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Prepare for a Career that Takes you Places

Flagship language training teaches career-ready skills. In addition to professional language and culture abilities, you will also have an opportunity to hone other skills required in the professional world – e.g., writing competitive grant applications, conducting and presenting research, organizing small and large group activities, serving as a tutor, etc.  During your Capstone year in Kazakhstan, you will complete an internship in your field of interest and expertise.

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