• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• 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.

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Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Year 2015-16 Kazahkstan 1/15/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Russia, St. Petersburg
ACTR Flagship Program

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Note: The 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Russian Flagship Program will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 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. This program is approved as an UW Affliate program.


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.