Arrival in Kyiv: Student Impressions

Let our Kyiv students let you know what to expect when arriving to Kyiv! Heading abroad is always a big step and can feel exciting or overwhelming – or both. Learn from the experience of others and hit the ground running! How did you feel when you first arrived? Jacob Mauser (Summer, 2019): I never […]

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Study Abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine: Favorite Photos

After diving headfirst into study of Eurasian politics and history, R.A. Bloomfield decided they needed to study abroad there. They did the Policy and Conflict in Post-Soviet Space program in Kyiv, Ukraine. Here are some of their reflections and favorite memories from Ukraine.                         […]

Study Abroad in Kyiv: Favorite Photos

Jonah Helwig has been studying Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasian history for two years at Stetson University in Florida. He studied abroad with SRAS and Novamova in Kyiv on the Policy and Conflict program. Jonah hopes that the knowledge he gains about conflicts and possible solutions will assist him in a future career in the […]

Kyiv Housing

Students on SRAS study abroad programs in Kyiv stay with a host family. Each Kyiv homestay includes two meals per day and are generally 10-50 minutes away from classes by public transport. Homestays in Kyiv vary, sometimes housing you with a family and sometimes with a single, older person. In all cases, however, your host(s) […]

Russian as a Second Language Program Review: Kyiv

The first step to studying abroad is choosing where to study abroad. It’s not a simple decision! I struggled a lot in this aspect, but landed on Kyiv because it seemed like a unique place, and I thought I could really improve my Russian language. It didn’t hurt that Kyiv is pretty cheap compared to […]

Life in Kyiv: Student Reviews of the City

What is life in Kyiv really like? Very often when people in the West think of cities in Eastern Europe, they think of cold, grey landscapes and shortages of basic goods. Kyiv today, however, is a vibrant, colorful place overflowing with street culture, great food, and a global assortment of goods. To help you stay […]

Learning Through a Passport: The Undeniable Importance of Travel

“Travel is the most intense mode of learning”- Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired magazine   Eight months ago, my year of studying abroad began. I arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of the Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (PCON) program. Over the course of the following fall semester, I travelled all across […]

7 Things I’ve Learned From Living in Kyiv, Ukraine

The past semester with SRAS’ Policy and Conflict program has been full of amazing adventures, a lot of Russian practice, travel throughout four countries (Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine), delicious food, and certainly several moments of pure culture shock. There were a few times I learned some lessons the hard way, but I ultimately survived […]

Kyiv Travel Excursions from SRAS

Kyiv sits in the heart of Eastern Europe and is an excellent base from which to explore Central and Eastern Europe as well as the nearby Caucuses. SRAS Programs in Kyiv offer two categories of travel components. All regular programs offer a weekend trip to either Lviv or Odesa. SRAS’ Identity and Conflict in the […]

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