Center for International Education


Defending Democracy, Supporting Veterans, Making History

Embark on a two-week immersion into Ukraine’s fascinating history, dramatic politics, rich culture and innovative veteran support programs!


  • Explore Ukraine’s history and culture to understand why it has emerged as the frontline in the global battle for democracy.
  • Learn how Ukrainians from many walks of life and professional backgrounds are helping veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as their families, to deal with their experiences and traumas through innovative rehabilitation and support programs.
  • Spend several days with the students and faculty of our partner institution, National University of Ostroh Academy, located in a unique college town where Eastern Europe’s oldest university was founded in 1576.
  • Tour historical and cultural landmarks of Ukraine’s two most popular destinations: Kyiv, Ukraine’s ancient and beautiful capital, and Lviv, the cultural capital of Ukraine’s distinctive western part.

Program Details

Program Participants
Optional Course to Take Before the Trip
Program Dates
Travel to and from Ukraine
SAMPLE Itinerary in Ukraine
Living Accommodations
Travel Documents
Interest Form & Meetings
Financial Aid
Deposit and Payment Due Dates

Views from Abroad

    Ostroh Academy
    St. Michael's Cathedral

    At A Glance

    (S): SPARK-Eligible

    Term: Summer A

    Program Level: Undergraduate & Graduate

    Program Type: Academic (not for credit)

    Major(s): Open to all majors but may be of particular interest to students who are veterans and majors/minors in:

    • History
    • Political Science
    • International Studies
    • Global Studies
    • Health & Human Services majors

    Language Requirement: None

    Cumulative GPA Requirement: 2.5