Ukraine

Explore golden-domed cathedrals, attend world-famous ballets at the opera house, and discover the many castles and all Ukraine has to offer!


City:
Kiev
Service:
Make a difference by helping children learn English through this Exchange program.
Life Abroad:
Experience Ukraine by living with the locals! Your host family may feed you traditional, home cooked meals, and don't forget to try borsch. They can even help you learn and practice Ukrainian.
Group Size:
8-10 volunteers. There will be other groups in Kiev that you'll have the chance to befriend as well.
Semesters:
Fall semester is August/early September - December. Spring semester is January - early June (with a few spots available to return early in late April). Summer semester is generally mid March/mid April - mid July.



Your Ukrainian "to do" list:

Hike through the beautiful forest, have water fights with the kids, go to the ballet in Kiev (one of the best in the world), visit Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) where outdoor concerts & dancing competitions are held, learn how to cook Ukrainian meals with your host mom, visit the LDS Kiev Temple, sing in one of the cathedrals in the Lavra, climb the stairs of St. Andrew's church for a breathtaking view of the city lights at night, go to one of the numerous free concerts downtown, and go through the underground system of caves of the Pecherska Lavra (once a home to Orthodox monks). Visit Andriyvsky Uzviz and see the plethora of souvenirs and vendors.



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Not only do you get to explore Ukraine, but you can also vacation throughout the European Union.







...I never thought I would think of Ukraine as my home!

"Choosing to live in Ukraine for the past three months was definitely the best decision I have ever made! This has been the hardest yet most exciting summer of my whole life. I was able to visit 5 beautiful countries, teach some amazing children and make hilarious life long friends! I never thought I would think of Ukraine as my home!" - Makayli Jorgensen