College Suggestions for Studying Russia and Ukraine

Small schools with strong programs.

Bryn Mawr College hosts a summer Russian Language Institute open to all genders ages 16+. Bryn Mawr is also the only private school and the only liberal arts college with a Russian Flagship Program. (Note that Bryn Mawr is a gender-inclusive women's college, so some students who are eligible for the summer RLI are not eligible to apply to Bryn Mawr.)

Pomona College offers a well-supported Russian and Eastern European Studies major. Pomona students can cross-enroll with Claremont McKenna College for excellent economics and government courses.

Schools with Russian Flagship Programs

College graduates who are fluent in Russian are highly desired for government and industry jobs. The Russian Flagship Program encourages students to become proficient in Russian and then study/intern in Kazakhstan with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Schools with Russian Flagship Programs:

Indiana University. Students can pursue interdisciplinary majors like international law and institutions and cybersecurity and global policy.

Portland State University. PSU has a large part-time commuter population and is best-known for its public health and public affairs schools.

UCLA. UCLA profiled Russian Flagship Program alumni who majored in biomedical engineering, economics, and political science.

University of Georgia. UGA is a leader in agriculture and teacher education.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC's strong programs in information science, political science, and public policy pair well with the Russian Flagship Program.

University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among Wisco's most in-demand programs are computer science and journalism.

Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is tops for architecture and design.

Schools that offer Ukrainian language courses

Columbia University: Slavic Languages

Harvard University:
Slavic Languages and Literatures

Penn State:
Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature

University of Texas at Austin:
Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Yale University:
Slavic Languages and Literatures

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