Learn hard, speak easy

IU’s Russian Flagship program is designed to help motivated students gain professional language skills and meet the challenges of our 21st century world. Combining over 50 years’ experience teaching Russian language and culture with our strong partnerships with the IU Language Workshop and the Russian & East European Institute, we expertly prepare the next generation of global professionals for careers in the public and private spheres.

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Why study advanced Russian?

The Flagship is so much more than just an intensive language program. Whether you want to work for the federal government or an NGO, or whether you want to attend law or medical school after graduation, the Language Flagship is a 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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Prepare for a career that takes you places

Flagship language training teaches career-ready skills and offers many unique professionalization opportunities. In addition to obtaining professional language and culture acumen, students will also have the opportunity to hone other skills required in the professional world.

The most exciting opportunity takes place during the Capstone year in Kazakhstan, when students complete a professional internship based on their field of study and career interests. In the past, students have interned at Price Waterhouse Cooper, the City Cardiological Center, the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, and the Kasteyev State Museum of Arts.

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