The mission of the Russian American Student Association at UCF is to give students an opportunity to see, taste, and hear another culture. The Russian club officers and members are determined to build bridges of opportunity and learning, to share in cultural knowledge and creativity, and to lessen the divide between cultures and nations.

Doctor Alla Kourova

Dr. Alla Kourova is an associate professor of TESOL and Russian at the University of Central Florida. She graduated from Moscow State University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching Foreign Languages. For more than 10 years Dr. Kourova worked as a director of the International Linguistic Center at the Regional In-Service Teacher Training Institute in Penza Russia. With over 30 years of teaching experience globally and at various institutional levels, Dr. Kourova knows that there is more than one approach to language study, and constantly promotes dynamic and multifaceted techniques as well as cross-cultural dialogue in her publications and teaching practice. 

The Russian American Student Association @ UCF

RASA President

Mariana Kellis

RASA Vice President

Emma Bancroft

RASA Treasurer

Eric Tangarife

RASA Director of Outreach

Benjamin Giltner

RASA Secretary

Brandon Williams