Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:59pm
By:
Alan Flurry

The Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program at UGA recently received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship from the Institute of International Education and the National Security Education Program to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students:

The program—which admitted its freshman cohort of 20 students in fall 2018—awards each student $5,000 to study abroad during the summer and $15,000 to study abroad for an entire academic year in any Flagship-approved, Russian-speaking country.

Recently, two UGA students qualified to complete their capstone year in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they will stay with a Russian-speaking family, receive intensive instruction in Russian and complete a six-month internship related to their major.

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Flagship student Matthew Goldenberg, a Russian and history double major who will graduate in May 2020, was one of seven UGA students to receive the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kazakhstan.

Congratulations to our students and the nascent Russian Flagship Program. UGA recently hosted the Language Flagship Annual meeting this past May, which brought leaders from institutions around the world to Athens. The Flagship program partnership with the Franklin College has been a critical one for almost a decade and continues to thrive with new and established Flagship Programs on campus. As international opportunities for students continue to strengthen and expand, Flagship adds a crucial component to the campus dynamic by utilizing language instruction capabilities and leveraging them in the context of specialized credentials to prestigious and fulfilling career paths.