East European Study Abroad, Semester in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Deadline: April 15

THE DEADLINE FOR THE FALL 2010 SEMESTER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2010. A $2,000 GRANT FOR STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR FALL 2010 IS BEING OFFERED.

The study abroad program offers courses for students interested in the Russian language as well as courses in English in the fields of economics/business, political science, history and cultural studies.

The program is based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the city next to the Russian border. Due to historical influences, Russian remains the primary spoken language in the city. Highly qualified professors of Karazin University teach Russian language courses at any level from beginning to advanced. Students who are fluent in Russian have an option of enrolling into university courses directly with other local students. Ukrainian language courses are also offered for interested students. However, there is no foreign language prerequisite to participate as all courses are taught in English with the exception of Russian. This is a unique opportunity both for students willing to advance and perfect their Russian language proficiency, and for those students who are interested in Russian but are majoring in other fields and would like to take beginning or intermediate Russian while studying abroad.

EESA students will live in Kharkiv, Ukraine for a semester and have academic field trips to Moscow, Kyiv and historical and cultural sites within the Kharkiv region. Students will attend V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, which is one of the oldest and most prominent universities in Eastern Europe. It has graduated and employed three Nobel Prize winners. All of the EESA professors are faculty of Karazin University, have achieved Ph.D.s, and are recognized specialists in their field.

The city of Kharkiv is an educational, scientific and cultural center of Ukraine. There are 13 major universities and several other higher education institutions in the city. Of all the universities in Kharkiv, Karazin University is the most prestigious and well known. The total student population in the city is over 150,000. EESA students are provided with safe and comfortable housing very close to the University. EESA has a full-time center in Kharkiv that provides full support for students.

Please visit www.eesabroad.org to learn more about the program and see the course offerings.

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