UGARF (Student Program)
Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals
- June 1, 2020 – July 3, 2020: (Face-to-face)
- University of Georgia, Athens, GA
The program will be postponed until Summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Georgia STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program is designed to attract highly motivated undergraduate students who are committed to the long-term goals of extended study abroad in a Russian-speaking country and pursing global careers that require advanced and superior proficiency in Russian in professional settings. The intensive residential five-week program is based on the theme “Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals” and is designed to foster a national pipeline of global Russian-speaking professionals critical to the U.S. competitiveness and security. The program will recruit 20 students into Novice High and Intermediate Low tracks from across the country with content-oriented curriculum organized around themes that integrate authentic Communication in all modalities, exploration of modern Russian culture, integration of disciplinary content, engagement with the Russian-speaking communities in/near Athens, and connections with students’ study abroad and global careers plans. This standards-based, residential immersion program will include 232 hour of instruction, including 106 hours of in-class instruction, 30 hours of weekend cultural activities, and 96 hours of self-directed learning activities.