About Us

Penn State’s Program in Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures offers a full range of courses in Russian language and culture along with regular instruction in Polish and Ukrainian. We offer courses in both traditional classroom settings and online.

Why Study Russian?

As the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations, Russian is a powerful language in a changing world. Fluency in Russian opens the door to a variety of careers. Policymakers, businessmen, journalists, scientists, scholars, language specialists, and artists all benefit from a mastery of this global language.