“Spring Session in Ukraine,” STM’s undergraduate study abroad program, is scheduled to run May 5-June 5, 2015. Cancelled last year because of security concerns, the program was approved to run this year in co-operation with STM’s university partner – Ternopil Pedagogical University. The program enables students to take a combination of UofS language and culture courses for university credit. The PCUH supports the program by offering travel bursaries to participants on the basis of merit and need. Prof. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk, PCUH Affiliate, serves as program co-ordinator.
Registered in the 2015 “Spring Session,” USUSA President Connor Moen commented, “These classes will complete the credits needed for my Ukrainian Studies minor, as well as provide me with the distinction of being a Ukrainian language speaker – a title I have vied for since the age of 14.” Another student selected, Samara Sawchuk believes that her participation in this year’s SSU program “will give insight into how our collective ancestors lived. I strongly believe that this will, and should, influence my own life and choices, and I want to make those choices with as fully-formed a story as I can.”