STARTALK Bellingham
Magnificent Saint Petersburg 2023

Russian Culture and Language Course

The application is now closed. To receive announcements of future programs, please fill out the interest form at the end of the page.


Bellingham, WA


  • Russian-speaking students, 14 years old or older who want to improve their skills
  • Female and minority students are encouraged to apply

Program Information

Are you a high school student in the US who speaks Russian and wants to improve your proficiency in Russian, learn about Russian history and art, and prepare for a possible future visit to the most European city in Russia, “a window to the West”, St. Petersburg, or any other place where you will be communicating in Russian language? Do you want to use your language skills to help others in the community?

Consider enrolling this school year in a Russian language course “Magnificent Saint Petersburg”!

Russian language and culture hybrid learning (online and off-line options)

Goals of the Program

  • Earn high school credit equilalency (based on language proficiency test results - granted by WAFLT) and a certificate of completion from the UW Language Learning Center.
  • Examine life in the cultural capital of Russia in the past and present.
  • Learn to freely navigate in Russian-only speaking environment

Please email if you have any specific questions.

Your experience in the program is important to us at the University of Washington. If you have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact us at The University offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions. It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have information to share about your needs, please describe below.

The application for the 2023 STARTALK Russian Student Program "Magnificent Saint-Petersburg" in Bellingham is now closed.

If you are interested in future programs, please review and complete the form below (it scrolls down multiple pages and has a 'submit' button at the end).
We strongly recommend submitting a form as soon as possible if you are interested, even though funding is pending, as the 20 student slots fill up quickly. Interested students will be contacted as soon as we receive notice about funding, after which our staff will invite students to complete an application.