School of Ukrainian language and culture

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Travel, study and grow! The School of Ukrainian Language and Culture at Ukrainian Catholic University is one of the most prestigious providers of Ukrainian language and culture programs for foreigners in Ukraine.



The program is very good. I’ve really enjoyed how intensive the program is. I feel like I’m learning a lot.

Ryan Knight, USA

When I first attended SOUL in 2008, I barely spoke any Ukrainian.  Every time I participated, I noticed how drastically my language skills would improve.  I owe it to UCU’s engaging courses, patient tutors, and fascinating cultural excursions.  The university’s facilities are frankly more comfortable than what I’ve encountered anywhere in the USA.  The administration, teachers, and fellow students are incredibly warm and supportive.  Each time I’ve attended SOUL, I’ve made strong, lasting friendships with people from around the world.

Alex Bricki, USA

The summer program was the best decision I could have made to improve my Ukrainian. I got to take classes every morning, speak with a tutor every afternoon, and then go into the city center and practice speaking with locals every night. I love UCU!

Lida Mazuryk, USA

I’ve studied in UCU for almost 6 months. I took summer school (7 weeks), autumn school (3 weeks) and Individual intensive course after summer & autumn school. All of the programs were amazing and I could feel my Ukrainian language improvement. Both nice textbooks written by professors and very professional way of teaching were super satisfactory. Especially I loved summer program in Carpathian mountains and highly recommend it. It was one of the most amazing experience in Ukraine. Also everyone should know Lviv is the best city in Ukraine to learn Ukrainian! Get ready to fall in love with Ukraine.

Andy Sungmo Koo, Korea

About School

The School of Ukrainian Language and Culture offers:

  • A friendly team of experienced, highly qualified teachers and staff.
  • Our own up-to-date textbook series “YABLUKO.”
  • The possibility to earn university credits.
  • A conversation-centered approach towards language acquisition.
  • Personalized programs for groups of students.
  • One-on-one tutoring sessions.
  • Workshops, lectures, excursions, and scavenger hunts in the city.
  • Carpathian program.

About UCU

  • The family of Catholic universities unites more than 400 institutions all over the world. UCU is the only Catholic university in the entire Post-Soviet area.
  • UCU was officially established in 2002, however its history dates back to the 1930ies.
  • UCU collaborates with more than 150 institutions all over the world, having partnership agreements with 50 of them.
  • There are 6 Faculties in UCU: Theology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Applied Sciences, Lviv Business School.
  • 2000 students were studying at UCU.
  • Annually approx. 10% of UCU FTE students are international Erasmus+ students, exchange students from partner universities, participants of summer schools and internships etc.
  • More than 65% of UCU faculty members have international academic experience.

About Lviv

A city with a lively history, Lviv (also spelled L’viv and Lvov) in Ukraine’s west was founded in the 13th century. Its well-preserved historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When in Lviv, be sure to climb the tower of the town hall for a great city view and visit a dazzling Lviv Opera House, which hosts world-class performances. A diamond in Europe’s crown, Lviv is a unique city in which history, culture and the fusion of two worlds – the East and the West – are magnanimously merged. It is Lviv’s geographical positioning at the intersection of global cultures and civilizations which has greatly influenced its inimitable atmosphere. Lviv is a large regional center, occupying the area of 155 sq. kilometers. About 730,000 people reside permanently in Lviv. Most of the city’s population is comprised of ethnic Ukrainians, however you will see other nationalities represented in its midst: Poles, Jews, Greeks, Germans, Armenians, Russians, to name a few.