While on an excursion to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, we made friends with one of the Chernobyl dogs. The tour guides lovingly refer this cute puppy as Gamma, named after the most deadly form of radiation. Gamma was no more than a year old and he followed our tour group around until he chased after two older dogs.

Study Abroad in Kyiv: Favorite Photos

Published: May 11, 2020

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 foreign service. Below are some of his favorite memories from his time abroad.

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Jonah Helwig

Jonah Helwig has been studying Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasian history for two years at Stetson University in Florida. Having fallen in love with this region, he decided that a semester abroad would not only improve his language skills but also allow him to witness the culture firsthand. Jonah is currently studying on Policy and Conflict, a program hosted by partners SRAS and Novamova in Kyiv, Ukraine. Jonah hopes that the knowledge he gains about conflicts and possible solutions will assist him in a future career in foreign service.

Program attended: Challenge Grants: Funding for Study Abroad

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