April 26, 2012
Study Abroad: Summer School Ukraine-EU-Russia, Kyiv
Deadline: May 25, 2012
WALKING THE ROPE: UKRAINE'S BALANCING ACT BETWEEN EUROPE AND EURASIA
A National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" Summer School for Foreign Students
27 August - 9 September 2012
The course is oriented towards advanced under-graduate students (2nd year and above), although graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral-level students are also encouraged to apply. The course focuses on political and social issues, and is particularly suitable for students in the social sciences, humanities, and law, but open to all faculties. After completion of the course, students will be issued NaUKMA transcripts. The course combines in-class sessions (lectures and seminars, interactive presentations with discussion highly encouraged), guest visits, joint discussions with local students, and tours to interesting sites in and around Kyiv.
Since its independence 20 years ago, Ukraine developed a stronger co-operation with the West and the EU, but also never lost its ties to Russia. Whilst important events seemed to change the path towards one or the other direction - namely the Orange Revolution in 2004 - Kyiv's orientation is still to both sides. It tries to negotiate an association and free trade agreement with Brussels while, at the same time, entering a post-Soviet free trade zone and considering Moscow's project of a Eurasian Union. How can one explain these balancing acts? Which were the critical transformations and events that determined the way in which Ukraine developed? What is specific for the Ukrainian culture and state, and where can we find typical traits of a post-Soviet society?
The summer school will introduce students to the analysis of these phenomena from different perspectives as the teaching will involve English-speaking political scientists, historians, economists, cultural scientists, and sociologists - mainly, but not only from National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Additionally, in parallel to the program, the students will be offered the opportunity to take part in a non-obligatory intensive course of Ukrainian. One course will be offered for those with no previous knowledge of a Slavic language, and one course for those with previous knowledge of a Slavic language (Russian, Polish, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian,...). Additional fees for these language courses will be charged.
The overall basic fee for the course is 500 Euro, which includes tuition and selected cultural events only. There may be additional, facultative cultural events suggested by the school to the students. Attendance of these non-obligatory events will be possible for moderate, separate fees. Please note that courses of Ukrainian language, international airfare, transfers, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, public transportation and other private expenditures are not covered by the basic fee.
Those interested in participation should submit a competed application form and other required documents (listed in the application form) by 25 May 2012 to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will be notified of participant selection results by 10 June, and should confirm their participation by 15 June 2012. Course fee payments (partial) are due by 29 June 2012 (payment details will be provided upon receipt of confirmation of participation in the course).
All questions about the course and the application procedure should be addressed to: Larysa Chovnyuk, email@example.com, tel. +38 0 44 425 77 70.
Detailed information and application form can be found at http://dfc.ukma.kiev.ua/comming-to-naukma/international-summer-programs/walking-the-rope-ukraine-balancing-act-between-europe-and-eurasia
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Posted by juliahla at April 26, 2012 03:57 PM