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Summer school *NOTE! We have got around 100 applications from Ukrainian participants and it takes longer time than we expected to process all of them. However, there are two more vacant places for participants from scandinavian countries, therefore applications from scandinavian countries will be processed on the ongoing basis.

Chernivtsi,
2 - 21 July
ABOUT THE SCHOOLApplication deadline
23 Apr 2017

JOIN SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SCANDINAVIANS AND UKRAINIANS IN CHERNIVTSI 2017

  • Be a part of our new project: join the first Summer School for Ukrainians and Norwegians, which is a historical moment of building a platform for fostering new stage of relations between Ukraine and Norway.
  • Language practice: you will get a chance to learn Ukrainian or Norwegian languages with the best teachers from Chernivtsi National University and improve your communication skills with native speakers.
  • Intercultural experience: our cultural events will help you find something new about Ukraine, its literature, music, films and traditions.
  • Get the most up-to-date information from leading Ukrainian experts, social activists, human rights defenders, politicians and journalists about the current situation in Ukraine and its internal and external challenges.
  • Visit new places in Ukraine: Chernivtsi, Lviv, Kolomyia, Khotyn, Kamianets-Podilskyi and Yaremche
  • Expand your network and see the world from other perspectives: open lectures, seminars, discussions and social events will give you the opportunity to meet new interesting people.
  • Last but not the least: get more valuable experience on your CV.
When: 2 July - 21 July 2017 Where: Chernivtsi, Ukraine Look up Register now

WHY JOIN:

Ukraine is at the center of the world’s attention today. This history changing moment in the country attracts attention of many students, journalists, scholars, researchers and ordinary people. The idea of the school is to build a platform for fostering a new stage of development of the relations between Ukraine and Scandinavia in academic and intercultural setting. You will get a unique opportunity to learn more about Ukraine, its politics, culture, language and practice your communication skills with the best teachers from Chernivtsi University and guest lectors. There will be separate language classes and common cultural events, seminars, open discussions and meetings with prominent Ukrainian experts, journalists, social society leaders and politicians. In addition you will also get the chance to travel around and see the mountains, old cities, castles and the heart of western Ukraine – magnificent Lviv. By the end of the program you will be awarded a certificate from the Chernivtsi National University.

Who can apply: There are no restrictions for age, occupation or nationality, but since the main idea of the Summer School is to strengthen people-to people relations between Ukraine and Scandinavia as well as to increase level of knowledge about Ukraine in Scandinavia we are going to prioritize people with residence in these countries. We would especially like to encourage students studying Eastern European studies, Slavic languages, journalism and political science to apply.

NOTE! DEADLINE FOR SUBMITION THE APPLICATIONS IS EXTENDED TO 23 APRIL 2017

You can find application form here.

PARTICIPATION FEE:

We have limited funds and capacity to admit everyone, therefore an participation fee is set to NOK/SEK 6000 (18 000 UAH). However you can apply for scholarship to reduce your participation fee to NOK/SEK 2 500 (7500 UAH) or to get your studying at the Summer School fully covered.

Scholarships: We have some funds to cover participation fee. However we cannot grant the scholarship to everyone who applies for it and it is more likely to be admitted to the program if you pay full or reduced participation fee. Therefore it is important that you state in the application whether you will attend the school as self-paying if you do not get a scholarship from us. The scholarship will also be prioritized to current students.

GUEST LECTURERS AND TEACHERS

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Sergii Leshchenko

Guest lecturer

Steinar Bryn

Guest lecturer

Arve Hansen

Guest lecturer

Conditions:

You will be provided with a room at the international student house of Chernivtsi University. Food, guided tours, museum entrances and travel cost for the excursions will be also covered by the School.

CAMPUS:

Chernivtsi National University (CNU) kindly provided their building complex that is based at the former Residence of Bukovinian Metropolitans which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. CNU is one of the leading Ukrainian universities founded in 1875 as the Franz-Josephs-Universität.

Organized by Ukrainian-Scandinavian Center and Chernivtsi National University with informational support from Maidan Norway

IT partner of the Summer School: DOIT Software

CONTACT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROGRAM:

Project
administrator
Anastasia Antonyk +4 798410602
Project
manager
Anatolii Kyryliuk +3( 80) 63 741 50 96

PROGRAM AND STUDIES:

One of the main components of the Summer School for Scandinavians and Ukrainians will be language studies. There will be one group with Norwegian language courses for Ukrainians (Beginners only) and two groups with Ukrainian language courses for Scandinavians (Beginners and Pre-itermediate/Intermediate). Excursions, cultural evenings and developmental studies will be common for both all students together.

Note, working language for the Summer School is English.

The studying plan will include:

1.Language and cultural studies:

a.Ukrainian language studies will give you good introduction into Ukrainian grammar, vocabulary as well as speaking practice:

I. I group: (A1 level – Beginners). The course is created for those who have never studied Ukrainian or any other Slavic languages before. The students will get acquainted with the basics of language structure, grammar, will learn to read and to write as well as to carry out simple conversations.

II. II group: (A2-B1 Pre-Intermediate – Intermediate). The course is created for those who have basic knowledge of Ukrainian language or good (moderate) knowledge of other Slavic languages and want to develop it. The students will improve reading, writing and speaking skills as well as look into complex of grammar rules.

There will be some introduction seminars into Ukrainian culture including its history, society, folklore, literature and geography for both groups.

b. Norwegian language studies will give you good introduction into Norwegian language grammar, vocabulary as well as speaking practice:

(A1 level – Beginners). The course is created for those who have never studied Norwegian or any other Scandinavian language before. The students will get acquainted with the basics of language structure and grammar, will learn to read and to write as well as to carry out simple conversations. There will be some introduction semiars into Norwegian culture including its history, society, folklore, literature, geography etc.

2.Developmental studies include seminars on human rights situation in Ukraine as well as political and democratic processes in the country.

The most competent speakers will be invited to speak on the relevant subjects at the summer school. The seminars will be also open for wide audience, so the students will have an opportunity to meet and interact with locals.

Topics for the seminars will include:

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN UKRAINIAN DIMENSION

The role of mass media in society. Freedom of speech in a context of national security and violent conflicts. Limitations to the freedom of speech during violent conflicts – a path to de-escalation or a human rights violation?

DIALOGUE AS A TOOL FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER

USC will invite Steinar Bryn from Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue to conduct a short introduction into a Nansen dialogue method. Dialogue is a conversation based on humility, respect and openness which allows us to learn about each other. By learning about each other, unmanageable situations can become manageable. Dialogue enhances relationships in a community and strengthen the social fabric.

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN UKRAINE

Role of civil society organizations in Ukraine and Scandinavian counties: current state of affairs. Professional and student unions as an instrument of social control.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN UKRAINE

Approaches to the inclusive education in Scandinavian countries and in Ukraine – comparative analysis. Inclusive education as a challenge for Ukrainian educational system – discussing stumbling blocks and underlying difficulties

POLITICAL SITUATION IN UKRAINE

Internal and external challanges

25 YEARS OF DEPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND SCANDINAVIA

What has been done and what are the opportunities for the years to come?

3. Leisure activities include different guided tours, cultural evenings and meetings where students will have an opportunity to get to know Ukraine in their spare time.

For the social purposes leisure activities will be organized for the students.

The following social events are considered to be organized for students:

  • Guided tours (Yaremche, Khotyn, Kolomyia, Kamianets-Podilskyi, );
  • Cultural evenings: food, costumes, literature, films, cartoons, meeting with musical groups, writers etc.;
  • Meetings with politicians, journalists, activists;
  • Quests and board games evenings;
  • Concerts, theaters.

FAQ:

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