A year abroad in Kazakhstan

Published: August 23, 2016

Published by the UCLA International Institute, August 22, 2016 — For original article and more pictures, click here.  “I fell in love with Almaty from the moment I got off the plane,” says Clarissa Rodriguez (UCLA 2015), a UCLA Russian Flagship Program student who completed her capstone year in Kazakhstan in May. “In my case,…

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Interested in Learning Czech?

Published: May 18, 2016

Are you a UCLA student who interested in learning Czech? Do you want to learn Czech for travel, study abroad, research, communication with your relatives or simply to know more about the culture and language? Let us know by filling out the interest form below.  

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The Department Welcomes Visiting Associate Professor Igor Pilshchikov

Published: September 23, 2015

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Igor Pilshchikov to the faculty. Dr. Pilshchikov joins the department as a Visiting Associate Professor. Dr. Pilshchikov is one of the world’s foremost experts on the author/poet Alexander Pushkin. He completed his Ph.D. at Moscow State University in Russian and European Literatures and his research has…

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The high-achieving students of the UCLA Russian Flagship Program

Published: August 26, 2015
Boren Scholars in the Russian Flagship Program. From left: front row -- Melanie Dalby, Amanda Marshall; back row -- Clarissa Rodriguez, Hristiana Petkova, Olivia Miller, Yekaterina Belikova. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

The UCLA Russian Flagship Program is not for slackers. The five-year program aims to produce graduates with “superior proficiency” in Russian. That is, graduates who can carry out professional-level interactions and tasks in Russian in the areas of their major(s), with superior speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students in the program must complete both…

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The Department Welcomes Assistant Professor Vadim Shneyder

Published: August 26, 2015
Shneyder Headshot

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Vadim Shneyder to the faculty. Dr. Shneyder joins the department as an Assistant Professor after having finished his Ph.D. in 2015 at Yale University. His dissertation focuses on narrative engagement with capitalism and the rhetorical response to the discipline of political economy in the works of…

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