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  • Locations: L'viv, Ukraine
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Kansas Study Abroad 
  • Program Cost:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Jenna Hunter-Skidmore
Language of Instruction: Ukranian Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Since this program meets all Department of Education requirements for intensive summer language programs, eligible graduate and undergraduate students may use FLAS Summer Fellowships. Students should see for more info. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad for a breakdown of costs per FLAS guidelines, if you plan to apply for a FLAS award.

Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 1 General Recommendation and 1 Language Recommendation 
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g.  Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Amy Lynn Murphy, Summer 2012 Participant
I learned more about the obvious cultural and economical differences between the West and East in Ukraine but was able to put it into historical and political contexts. Language experience and instruction was exemplary.

Faelan E Jacobson, Summer 2017 Participant
I felt the most rewarded when I was able to understand our tour guide more as the weeks went on. Most of our tours were done primarily in Ukrainian and we had other students translating for us. But as the weeks went on I needed the translating less and I was able to fully immerse myself in the experience.

Summer 2013 Participant
Three aspects of the program were particularly rewarding. First, our daily language instruction was supplemented with lectures in sociology, political science, and geography, held by professors from the University of Ivan Franko. My classmates and I listened to the professors in Ukrainian, simultaneously acquiring knowledge of Ukraine and the Ukrainian language. The professors taught us the most salient aspects of the geography of the Ukrainian economy, presented us with survey data about the complexities and nuances of contemporary Ukrainian identity, and reviewed with us the various hypotheses on the origins of the Ukrainian ethnicity and Ukrainian statehood. Secondly, one of the most rewarding cultural experiences of the program was a short trip to the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, including the cities of Uzhorod and Mukacheve. It was a great chance to see a different kind of western Ukraine. Lastly, the host family stay was perhaps the best part of the program. We were at home in a foreign country and had a chance to see Ukrainian life from the inside out, as well as practice our Ukrainian. Our host family saw to it that we were properly oriented and prepared for each day in the city.

Patrick Michael Callen, Summer 2012 Participant
The daily interactions with Ukrainians were the most rewarding part of my experience abroad. Every conversation, every transaction made in a shop or at a kiosk, and every academic lesson gave me the opportunity to constantly practice Ukrainian. Constant practice and the necessity of using Ukrainian exclusively is something that is hard to recreate in the United States.

This program is currently not accepting applications.