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How Words Shape People
Understanding Business Russian Through Proverbs

FREE • Open to high school seniors and college freshmen

The STARTALK Intensive Russian Language Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic University, is providing language training programs to meet the national security and defense priorities of our nation.

The University of Central Florida invites you to participate in a free, intensive language program open to all high school senior and college freshmen in all states virtually or face-to-face.

Russian lessons will be led by experienced language instructors who have participated in UCF’s STARTALK program for the last six years.

Program Structure

The program consists of 4 parts:

Part 1: Jan. 23 – May 23, 2023

Online Lessons

90-minute online lessons once a week.

Part 2: June 12-30, 2023

Russian Language Camp

Camp will take place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Housing and meals will be provided.

Part 3: Sep. 19, 2023 – Apr. 4, 2024

Online Lessons

60-minute online lessons once a week.

Part 4: April 23, 2024

Exam and Graduation

In order to be eligible for graduation, students must have successfully participated in and completed all parts of the program.


  • Receive college credit (applies to multiple degrees and programs).
  • Reach intermediate-level proficiency and skip beginning-level courses.
  • Use language skills for federal government jobs.
  • Make a competitive and unique addition to your résumé with official program certificate.
  • Network with a diverse group of students interested in Eastern European languages and cultures.

Registration is closed.

More Information

Alla Kourova, program director
[email protected]
Include the subject line “STARTALK Inquiry”

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