College of Arts and Humanities

STARTALK - Intensive Russian Program (2017)


Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017; 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: UCF Modern Languages and Literature Department
Cost: Free (lunch and extracurricular activities included)

Do you want to expand your language and cultural fluencies, enhance your academic resume, and gain a competitive edge in the global workforce? If so, then the UCF STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program may be for you!

The United States government designates Russian as a “critical need” language, and fluent Russian speakers are in high demand in the international business, science, military, and government sectors. This intensive, three-week program is designed to provide highly motivated students with an opportunity to acquire and/or improve their proficiency in this sought-after language. In addition to language instruction, participants will learn about contemporary Russia’s influence, politics, national identity, and culture for a well-rounded, holistic view of a fascinating nation in transition.

Students accepted into this competitive program will engage in a three-week, non-residential immersion program at UCF from July 11 to July 29, 2017, every weekday (M-F) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement, as well as life-long membership in the UCF Russian Club. UCF students may also enroll in the 3-credit-hour RUT 3505 course and receive credit for their participation in this program.


  • Eligibility: Anyone age 15 and up—all are welcome to apply
  • Level of Instruction: Novice (Beginner) to Novice (Mid-level)
  • Location: University of Central Florida campus, Orlando, FL
  • Duration: July 10-28, 2017
  • Application Period: March 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
  • Orientation Meeting: July 7, 2017 (time and location TBD)

For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Alla Kourova, (407) 823-2472 (ext. 2472).

Lunch during the program provided by Lacomka Russian Bakery & Deli

More Information: Online Registration Form

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