Welcome to the Persian Flagship Program
at the University of Maryland!
As the only Persian Flagship Program in the United States, the University of Maryland's Undergraduate Persian Flagship offers a state of the art language curriculum that aims to educate global professionals with superior command of Persian and a deep understanding of the life and cultures of the Persian-speaking countries of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
Our program provides students with the opportunity to attain a professional level of proficiency (ILR 3 and above) while studying their major(s) of choice at UMD. At this level, students are able to use the language in most formal and informal conversations in practical, social, and professional settings. Highly sought after language skills, cultural competence, and achievements in their own academic fields prepare our graduates for employment here in the U.S. and abroad.
Our program’s proximity to the national capital and its access to a sizable and vibrant Iranian-American community in the greater DC area provides students with internship opportunities to develop professional skills and allows for a rich calendar of cultural events.