Russian Overseas Flagship Site VisitCo-Director Irina Walsh and Coordinator Billie Jo Ember visit ROF students in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversitySite of Russian Overseas Flagship, KazNU, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Russian Language Flagship at Bryn Mawr College was created under the auspices of the National Security Education Program (NSEP)/National Flagship Language Program (NFLP) to address the critical need for U.S. professionals to use Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. It is the one of six Russian Language Flagship programs in the U.S. and is the only one of these six to be located at a women's liberal arts college. The ultimate goal of the program is for all students to reach the "superior level" (ILR level 3) of proficiency in Russian according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
The program is open to undergraduates of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges (Tri-Co) who are U.S. citizens and committed to attaining professional level language proficiency through an intensive language and culture training program tailored to their professional interests and academic specialization.
Tri-Co Undergraduates who join the Language Flagship track are not required to major in Russian, although many choose to major or to double major in Russian and another content area (math, science, history, literature, etc.).
Those who have had previous Russian language training in high school or who have a heritage language background in Russian can enter the Flagship track at their current proficiency level, in accordance with the results of a proficiency exam.
The Language Flagship brings with it the possibility of financial support for intensive summer domestic and overseas study. Program graduates are highly sought after by non-government and government organizations, as well as international corporations and professional firms.
If you have questions about Bryn Mawr's Flagship program, please contact Tim Harte, Co-Director of the Language Flagship, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also take a look at American Councils for additional information on both Domestic and Overseas Russian Flagship.