UW–Madison, Kazakh students connect through new program

Thousands of UW–Madison students study abroad every semester, and thousands more students from around the globe come to Madison to visit, conduct research, or enroll in courses. Ever wonder what happens when such globally-minded individuals cross paths … on purpose?

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship program, an intensive Russian language program for undergraduate students of any major, offered just such a program this summer.

To help prepare students for the Russian Flagship’s high-caliber language goals, the program, together with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), launched a summer language exchange between UW–Madison Russian Flagship students and undergraduate students from Nazarbayev University (NU), an English-language university in Astana, Kazakhstan. The project, WisKaz, gave students from both universities the opportunity to practice their target foreign languages, Russian and English, in an informal, stress-free setting.

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