About Summer School
V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University is pleased to announce
the Summer School “Cultural Heritage of Ukraine as a crossroad of religions, worldviews, and political views».
After the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine has chosen European democratic path of development and for the past few years has been moving towards EU integration and accepting the best social practices. In this light, the main goal of the summer school is to introduce all the facets of Ukrainian culture and society — as a crossroad of religions, worldviews, and politics, and thus make Ukraine more understandable and acceptable as a new neighbor in the EU community.
Summer School “Cultural Heritage of Ukraine as a result of crossroad of religions, worldviews, and Politics” aims to:
Enable students to grasp an essential aspect of the Ukrainian History/lifestyle as plexus of East and West traditions;
Widen and form own view on ongoing process inside Ukrainian society due to cultural and territorial features;
Allow students to integrate their theoretical knowledge with practical experience;
Familiarize participants with complexity and diversity of Ukrainian history through archaeological, social, and linguistic perspective;
Provide the opportunity to learn and perform Ukrainian folk rites/songs/dances on the base of Karazin Student Theater;
Introduce the life style of Kharkiv city as modern Ukrainian urban center.
The school will consist of 11 educational days and 1 free day (as students from the previous year suggested it). The curriculum is going to be divided in five modules of study. Each module is going to be devoted to different topic and area of study such as Archeology, History, Anthropology of Religion, Architecture/ Art, and Folk Culture in order to form multilateral understanding of Ukrainian cultural facets and present political situation.
The program will combine different types of educational activities and methods such as in class discussions, lectures, presentations, and field visits. The Karazin Universiry faculties who are going to run the school are carefully selected from different departments of Karazin University.
The educational program consists of 120 academic hours. The Graduate Participant Certificate from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University will be awarded upon completion of the summer school with 4 ECTS points.
The program will also consist of numerous sport, cooking activities to acquaint our guests with every day city life. Ukrainian student-volunteers will also be working throughout the school period to make the visiting students feel socially integrated and welcome as well as to make their stay feel more personal and less official.
Ukrainian/Russian Language classes will be offered upon request. However, the interaction with Ukrainian students-volunteers and participation in the folk performance will provide the opportunity to acquire useful Ukrainian expressions. Taking part in Folk module, will able the students to learn Ukrainian folk songs.