Language Flagship Programs

Welcome! We’re so glad that you’re interested in the Korean Flagship Program or Russian Flagship Program at UW-Madison!

These federally funded programs are designed to turbo-charge your language learning and set you on the path to becoming a global professional.

  • Reach a professional level of proficiency in Korean or Russian by graduation
  • Link your language study to your other academic interests and professional aspirations
  • Complete a professional overseas internship
  • Receive scholarships for studying abroad and taking intensive summer language courses

Learn how to get started below.

Ice Cream Social for Prospective Students

Fall 2020
Date and Time TBD
Memorial Union, TITU

How to Get Started

  1. If you’ve never studied Korean, enroll in Asian Languages and Cultures 105: First Semester Korean in Summer 2020.
  2. If you have previous experience studying Korean, contact Dr. Byung-jin Lim, director, to schedule a placement test so that you can enroll in the appropriate level of Korean.
  3. Explore the program’s website to familiarize yourself with program admissions policies, academic requirements, scholarships, and more.
  4. Make an appointment with Zachary McLeod, coordinator, to ask questions or create an individualized study plan for completing the program alongside the major(s) of your choice.
  5. Come to an information session (see above) and plan to apply for admission to the program by November 15 (to begin in Spring 2021) or March 15 (to begin in Fall 2021).
  1. If you’ve never studied Russian, enroll in Slavic 101: First Semester Russian in Summer 2020.
  2. If you have previous experience studying Russian, contact Dr. Anna Tumarkin, assistant director, to schedule a placement test so that you can enroll in the appropriate level of Russian.
  3. Explore the program’s website to familiarize yourself with program admissions policies, academic requirements, scholarships, and more.
  4. Make an appointment with Laura Marshall, coordinator, to ask questions or create an individualized study plan for completing the program alongside the major(s) of your choice.
  5. Come to an information session (see above) and plan to apply for admission to the program by November 15 (to begin in Spring 2021) or March 15 (to begin in Fall 2021).