• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Student must have previously studied in Russia at the secondary level or above for at least 6 weeks
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Student must demonstrate an Advanced (ILR 2) level of proficiency in Russian
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Russian language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students.               Non UW students sponsored by Project GO need to apply through UW Madison.  All other students apply directly to American Councils.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


intensive Russian language, Russian culture and area studies

Classroom Language



Local Hosts

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Russia, St. Petersburg
ACTR Russian Overseas Flagship Capstone Program

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Note: The Russian Flagship Program currently takes place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Click here to view the program page for the Russian Flagship Program in Almaty. Students that are unable to study abroad in Russia currently and need to fulfill the study abroad in Russia capstone pre-requisite can study abroad on American Councils' Russian Language and Area Studies (RLASP) Program 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.