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