• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Student must have previously studied in Russia at the secondary level or above for at least 6 weeks
• Student must demonstrate an Advanced (ILR 2) level of proficiency in Russian


An intensive program for students to reach a Superior level of proficiency in Russian.

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Year 2015-16  1/15/2015

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Russia, St. Petersburg
ACTR Flagship Program

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Note: The 2014-2015 Russian Flagship Program will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


The Overseas Russian Flagship Program, administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a rigorous academic yearlong program for highly motivated students of all majors who have achieved an Advanced Low (ILR 2) level of proficiency in Russian to reach a Superior (ILR 3) level of proficiency. The program provides intensive, professional language training and development through coursework in Russian as a foreign language that targets the Superior level of proficiency, courses in the student's major field of study, individual and small-group tutoring, a professional internship, and a homestay with a Russian family.

UW-Madison undergraduates who are interested in applying to the Overseas Russian Flagship program must be admitted students to the UW-Madison (domestic) Russian Flagship program.