Language Training: Russian Flagship Program (PSU)

Deadline for application: Rolling deadline

The Russian Flagship Program at Portland State University (PSU) invites inquiries from high school juniors and seniors, as well as community college students, who are interested in developing professional level proficiency in Russian, while they complete the undergraduate major of their choice.  Supported by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, PSU’s Russian Flagship Program prepares students for exciting careers using foreign language skills in a globalized world.

An urban university, located in Portland, Oregon, PSU hosts one of only four federally-funded Flagship programs for Russian in the United States.  Flagship students study in an innovative language program that helps them develop fluency in Russian through small classes taught in the target language, one-on-one conversation practice, and immersive study abroad programs, including a yearlong capstone program in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

PSU is committed to keeping undergraduate education affordable, and students can qualify for grants and scholarships, such as the Out-of-State Opportunity scholarships for non-residents. Prospective students from Western states may qualify for reduced tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange(WUE).

Interested students can learn more about our program at