Deadline for the Summer Program 2016: March 15, 2016
The KU L’viv Language Institute is open to students interested in learning Ukrainian and expanding their expertise in East and Central European studies – no previous language experience is required. During the six-week summer program, students are enrolled in intensive Ukrainian language and area studies courses at Ivan Franko National University of L’viv, where they also learn about the history, politics, economics, and culture of Ukraine and East Central Europe. Whether you are a student with a specific Ukrainian-track focus or a European generalist, this faculty-led program is designed to give you regional expertise.
Six hours of credit are granted by the University of Kansas upon successful completion of the program. All students enroll in: UKRA 675 (3 credits) and REES 894 (3 credits).
These courses cover practical intensive Ukrainian language and culture and Ukrainian Area Studies. Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty members at Ivan Franko University.
The program includes numerous guided excursions in and around L’viv, including the historic city center, various churches, and museums of history, ethnography, and architecture. The program also includes excursions outside L’viv: a multi-day trip to the Carpathian mountains, with visits to Mukacheve and Uzhorod, and a day trip to the medieval castle of Olesko.
- Open to graduate and undergraduate students from any accredited U.S. college or university who have a stated interested in learning Ukrainian – no previous language study required
- Minimum 2.5 GPA required (exceptions considered after submission of a petition)
Participants stay with pre-screened Ukrainian families in L’viv, thus allowing students to master their Ukrainian language skills and have first-hand experience in the daily life of a Ukrainian family. All host family homes are located within walking distance of the university in the heart of L’viv. During excursions, students will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms.