Spring Session in Ukraine

May – June 2019

Credit Courses: ANTH 233.3 Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine; UKR 114.3 and UKR 117.3 Elementary Ukrainian OR UKR 214.3 and UKR 217.3 Intermediate Ukrainian OR UKR 314.3 and UKR 317.3 Advanced Ukrainian


Develop an understanding and appreciation of Ukrainian language and culture through this study abroad experience! This five-week full-immersion program accelerates students’ learning of the language while also introducing them to the culture of Western Ukraine.

Students attend Ukrainian language classes on weekdays at Ternopil National Pedagogical University, with regular tutorials to develop students’ comprehension and spoken language skills. Students stay with host families who live within easy traveling distance of the university, both to fully immerse themselves in Ukrainian culture and to accelerate their language skills. Students will also have opportunities to visit the mountains and villages surrounding the city of Ternopil, as well as take in the unique architecture of this historical city.

Program Highlights

  • Two-day excursion to Lviv, the cultural capital of Western Ukraine, home to a 6-storey chocolate factory
  • Three-day excursion to the Carpathian Mountains
  • Visit Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

Course Description

Language instruction is offered at three levels, depending on the student’s proficiency. Beginners take Elementary Ukrainian I & II, in which students develop elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, understanding, and writing Ukrainian, as well as learn about Ukrainian life and culture, politics, geography, and society. Those who have taken Ukrainian 30 in high school, or have already completed Elementary Ukrainian are enrolled in Intermediate Ukrainian, which concentrates on improving language skills and expands students’ knowledge of the basic syntactic, morphological, lexical, and phonetic structure of modern Ukrainian. Students already well-versed in the language are offered Advanced Ukrainian I & II.

All students take a placement test upon acceptance into the program.

To hear directly from students about their experience with SSU, visit the program blog here: https://ssu2015blog.wordpress.com/


Depends on level of courses chosen.


  • Program Fee: $1800. A $500 deposit is required upon acceptance of your spot in the program. The remaining balance will be due April 1.
  • Flight: $1300 - $1500
  • Medical Insurance: Most students are covered by USSU health plan – please check to confirm this!
  • Traveller’s Insurance and Personal Expenses: At the discretion of students

Program Coordinator

Iryna Kozina
Engaged Learning Office
STM 146