Why Wisconsin?

  • Aerial view of Madison from Lake Mendota
    Aerial view of Madison, Wisconsin (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

    CREECA is among the top five Eurasia centers in the U.S. for faculty research, graduate teaching, and professional outreach related to Russia, East and Central Europe, and Eurasia (source: July 2015 ASEEES Assessment Report)

  • We have more Eurasia-related faculty than any other university in the U.S
  • Wide range of courses related to Russia, East and Central Europe, and Eurasia across a wide range of disciplines
  • Award-winning, international leader for language training in several Eurasian languages
  • Extensive networking opportunities with alumni, area specialists, and students through the CREECA lecture series and other events
  • One of only four Russian Flagship Programs in the US, meaning increased Russian language course offerings, extracurricular activities, and assessment programs
  • We sponsor the Central Eurasian Summer Studies Institute (CESSI), as well as intensive summer Russian courses
  • Located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more about what Madison has to offer throughout the year here.