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Language and Culture in L'viv, Ukraine

Period: June 11 - July 23, 2008
Location: L'viv (Ukraine)
Deadline for applicaiton: Mar. 1, 2008

The Program

This six-week program offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to study intensive Ukrainian language and area studies (political transition, society, economics, culture, etc.) in L'viv. Instruction is provided by regular faculty of L'viv University who have experience teaching American students. The program offers 150 class contact hours of language instruction.
In addition to taking language and area courses, students will work with individual L'viv faculty on a research topic associated with their stateside field of concentration. The program includes a round-table discussion with representatives of several Ukrainian political parties and numerous teacher-accompanied excursions in and around L'viv.

Eligibility and application

Open to students from any accredited U.S. college or university who have completed three years of college-level Russian (or equivalent) and/or intermediate Ukrainian language, and who have demonstrated interest in current social science and humanistic topics. The program is targeted at graduate students in area studies, but undergraduates who have the appropriate academic profile may also be eligible.
Application forms and all information about the application procedure are available from the KU Office of Study Abroad.


Program Fee: Approximately $3,700 ($3,900 for non-KU students). The fee includes tuition fees, full room and board, group excursions, field trips, and emergency medical evacuation and repatriation services.
Additional costs: Airfare, passport and student visa, and personal expenses.

Organiser and partners

  • University of Kansas
  • Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies 
  • L'viv University

Information and contacts

For more information, contact:

Dr. Alex Tsiovkh or Chris Hrabe
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
University of Kansas
address: 1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm 320
Lawrence, KS 66045 
tel. 001.785.8644118

The University of Kansas
Office of Study Abroad
address: Lippincott Hall
1410 Jayhawk Blvd. Room 108
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515 
tel. 001.785.8643742
fax. 001.785.8645040


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