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Slavic Europe

Dates

Summer 2019

Cost

Approx. $3,650 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Holocaust Studies, Ukrainian

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Slavic Europe program operates in odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, 2023, etc.).

The KIIS summer Slavic Europe program takes place in two countries. It starts in the thousand-year-old city of L’viv (Ukraine). This urban center is a UNESCO world heritage site and classes make use of local museums, cafes, and national institutions. Students participate in an international student conference, make traditional Ukrainian folk Easter eggs, visit the Carpathian Mountains, palace ruins, and smaller towns & villages. The program concludes with a week in Poland, where students explore the Medieval City of Krakow, the Nazi Death Camps at Auschwitz and the modern capital of Warsaw.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. Optional, Ukrainian language course.

Accommodations: Dorm/Hotel, 2 people per room. 

OrientationMandatory orientation in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Adrian Mandzy

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

HIST 490-1 Topics: Battleground of Empires

Dr. Adrian Mandzy

Graduate Credit Available

This course focuses mainly on the peoples, histories and cultures of Slavic Europe with special emphasis on the Soviet and German occupations. The class combines traditional class activities with excursions to relevant places of interest in Eastern Europe and the surrounding countryside. Students are asked to critically examine their encounters with Slavic society. Includes an opportunity to present a paper at an international student conference.

HIST 490-2 Topics: War and Memory in Eastern Europe

Sample of Previously Taught Class

This course explores how societies in Eastern Europe memorialize twentieth century wars. A society’s war memorials affect future military mobilization, define national and civic identity, and provide solace to the families of the fallen. This course will examine issues of war, death, and memorialization in Eastern Europe generally, and in Warsaw and Auschwitz in particular. 

HIST 491 Topics: World War II and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Sample of Previously Taught Class

Eastern Europe was the fulcrum of the Second World War: the site of its most decisive conflict, the war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; the primary area in which the killings of the Holocaust were implemented; and the scene of bitter struggles among Ukrainians, Poles, Russians and others that comprised a “war within the war”. This course focuses on the relationship between war and genocide, concentrating on the experiences of war in the Slavic regions of Eastern Europe.

Basic Ukrainian

Local Faculty

Introduces you to basic Ukrainian conversation and grammar to assist you as you interact with native speakers. No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is required. 

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: Approx. $3,650 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Ukraine/Poland

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Group transportation in Ukraine/Poland

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($700, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,900 – $2,000

The KIIS Slavic Europe program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights from the USA to Ukraine are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

Summer 2019

Cost

Approx. $3,650 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Holocaust Studies, Ukrainian

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Slavic Europe program operates in odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, 2023, etc.).

The KIIS summer Slavic Europe program takes place in two countries. It starts in the thousand-year-old city of L’viv (Ukraine). This urban center is a UNESCO world heritage site and classes make use of local museums, cafes, and national institutions. Students participate in an international student conference, make traditional Ukrainian folk Easter eggs, visit the Carpathian Mountains, palace ruins, and smaller towns & villages. The program concludes with a week in Poland, where students explore the Medieval City of Krakow, the Nazi Death Camps at Auschwitz and the modern capital of Warsaw.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. Optional, Ukrainian language course.

Accommodations: Dorm/Hotel, 2 people per room. 

OrientationMandatory orientation in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Adrian Mandzy

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

HIST 490-1 Topics: Battleground of Empires

Dr. Adrian Mandzy

Graduate Credit Available

This course focuses mainly on the peoples, histories and cultures of Slavic Europe with special emphasis on the Soviet and German occupations. The class combines traditional class activities with excursions to relevant places of interest in Eastern Europe and the surrounding countryside. Students are asked to critically examine their encounters with Slavic society. Includes an opportunity to present a paper at an international student conference.

HIST 490-2 Topics: War and Memory in Eastern Europe

Sample of Previously Taught Class

This course explores how societies in Eastern Europe memorialize twentieth century wars. A society’s war memorials affect future military mobilization, define national and civic identity, and provide solace to the families of the fallen. This course will examine issues of war, death, and memorialization in Eastern Europe generally, and in Warsaw and Auschwitz in particular. 

HIST 491 Topics: World War II and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Sample of Previously Taught Class

Eastern Europe was the fulcrum of the Second World War: the site of its most decisive conflict, the war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; the primary area in which the killings of the Holocaust were implemented; and the scene of bitter struggles among Ukrainians, Poles, Russians and others that comprised a “war within the war”. This course focuses on the relationship between war and genocide, concentrating on the experiences of war in the Slavic regions of Eastern Europe.

Basic Ukrainian

Local Faculty

Introduces you to basic Ukrainian conversation and grammar to assist you as you interact with native speakers. No previous knowledge of Ukrainian is required. 

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: Approx. $3,650 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Ukraine/Poland

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Group transportation in Ukraine/Poland

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($700, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,900 – $2,000

The KIIS Slavic Europe program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights from the USA to Ukraine are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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