Language Flagships

The Language Flagship of the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. The Language Flagship offers language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish. Designed as a network of programs, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.

UW FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS

RUSSIAN FLAGSHIP PROGRAM

The Russian Flagship Program provides opportunities for highly motivated undergraduate students of any major to reach a professional level of competence (a Superior level of proficiency) by graduation.

KOREAN FLAGSHIP PROGRAM

The Korean Flagship Program provides opportunities for highly motivated undergraduate students of any major to reach a professional level of competence (a Superior level of proficiency) in Korean by graduation.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Flagship Programs provide federally funded opportunities for undergraduate students of any major to reach a professional level of competence in a specific language by graduation. These programs not only strive to increase students’ language proficiency and intercultural competencies, but also link students’ intensive language study with their other academic interests and professional aspirations.

Flagship Certified Professionals are highly motivated graduates who possess:

  • Professional-level language proficiency in their Flagship language of choice;
  • Advanced cultural skills and experience living and working abroad; and
  • Intercultural insights for careers in federal government, global business, nongovernmental organizations, and other fields.