All students who want to achieve high levels of proficiency in Russian are encouraged to participate in one or more study abroad programs in Russia. To plan your study abroad program in Russia please contact Alyse Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Education Abroad.
All students of the Russian Flagship Program are expected to spend one academic year at the Russian Overseas Flagship Center at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, RU or Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, KZ.
These Flagship Centers provide students the opportunity to develop their language skills and put their lessons into context as they experience life abroad - through internships, homestays, and interaction with native speakers. The Flagship Overseas Capstone Year provides:
- Direct enrollment at overseas universities
- Extended overseas immersion
- Specialized tutors
- Internships that combine practical use of language with career interests
Students aim to achieve a Superior Level (ILR Level 3) proficiency in Russian upon completion of their overseas experience.
A Partner Institution with PSU will host one advanced student of Russian per year in the American Studies Center of the University. Interns typically spend Fall semester at the University, where they assist in cataloging materials in the American Center library and assist in classroom and extracurricular activities for students in the American Studies Program.
The intern will work at the Department of Foreign Languages and Professional Education through a Foreign Language Acquisition. The intern can have a range of roles from assisting teachers in material development to teaching his/her own communication class.