Study Abroad in L'viv, Ukraine

Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies


June 5 – June 30, 2017


L'viv, Ukraine

Course Description

Ukrainian Through Its Living Culture

UKR 300 LEC 800


UKR 400 LEC 800


  • UKR 300: UKR 212 or equivalent level of proficiency
  • UKR 400: UKR 300 or 304 or equivalent level of proficiency.

The aim of this course is to enhance students' practical language skills with a direct experience of Ukrainian life and culture. This course uses various current materials from contemporary popular culture and makes maximum use of the urban L'viv environment to expand vocabulary, comprehension, and functionality in the language. Further development of practical skills in Ukrainian is based on authentic texts from popular journals, newspapers, and other media. Students will engage in conversations, critical discussions, reading, and creative writing. Student will prepare presentations that are based on current events, aspects of popular culture, or any other topic pertaining to life in today’s Ukraine based on students’ interests. Classes (at the university, outings, and excursions) will be conducted primarily in Ukrainian.

Note: Students with advanced knowledge of Ukrainian who are interested in this travel study program may test their proficiency by contacting the instructor.

Anticipated Costs

Standard University of Alberta tuition and fees apply. Additional costs including accommodation, meals, airfare and ground transportation, and excursions are estimated to be $4,500.

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Closed to online registration; contact the department. Non-UAlberta students should apply to Open Studies for admission before contacting the department for registration.

Information and Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room 436 Arts


March 1, 2017

Contact Information

Dr. Alla Nedashkivska
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
437D Arts Building
F: 780-492-9106

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