Students from previous years:
"In 2007, I made my second trip to Ukraine with the intention of learning more about my heritage and exploring more of the world. I spent a week in Kiev with my family where I learned a great deal about Ukrainian History, Culture, but I didn’t learn much about the language. I heard about YKY through some friends who highly recommended it as it was both fun and educational. Needless to say, I had the best time of my life during my few short weeks at YKY in 2007. I learned to speak some of the language and learned even more about Ukraine which was fascinating.
Since this is my last year in which I will have free time in my summer, I want to take the opportunity to learn more of the Ukrainian language which will help me with my future career. My little sister has also shown interest, so I would have the opportunity to help show her the many treasures Ukraine has to offer. What it really boils down to is that I have fallen in love with Ukraine and I want to see more, learn more, and explore more and YKY is certainly a great way to do it."
Basil Fedun, USA, 2009
“Excellent teacher. Challenging and also available. Willing to work with us in anyway. So patient, yet pushed us as well, which is great.”
an American student at the intermediate level.
“Very innovative approach to teaching, wide variety of topics covered, very good individual sessions”
a German student at the intermediate level.
“The tutors are an excellent part of the program. Without their availability to help, answer questions, and instruct, I don’t think we would have progressed as far as we did.”
a beginning student from Canada.
“I made a lot of progress, from no Ukrainian background to advanced in a single month”
a Latvian student who already knew Russian.
What did you like best?
Real-life situations . . .going to shops or the post office with our teacher . . . watching the news . . . singing songs . . reading stories . . . excursions were great.