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  • Locations: Chisinau, Moldova; Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall 2021 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Russian
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Language Immersion, Research Experience Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Geography, International Studies, Languages & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Click here for a definition of this term Program Cost: $$
Program Description:

Kyiv: Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

Multiple Post-Soviet States; Multiple Post-Soviet Policy Problems

Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, this program takes you to Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia to discuss with local experts the conflicts in all these states, both past and present. You will explore identity as it is shaped by history and culture and consider how group interests and foreign interests influence policy-making and governance in multi-ethnic states. You will search for pragmatic solutions using the experience you gain on the ground. This program provides invaluable experience for anyone interested in diplomacy, policy, or conflict studies. 

This program includes Russian as a Second Language study at all levels.

- Curriculum -

 

REES 390 Post-Soviet Conflict Studies
This course introduces the general theories of conflict and conflict resolution. It then focuses on a select number of specific case studies in the Post-Soviet Space (PSS). These include events in the Caucasus region and Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine and the “frozen conflicts.” Links between state policy and conflict, conflict resolution and prevention, international terrorism, and processes of integration and disintegration are discussed. Students produce several policy papers as part of the course.
4 credits.

REES 390 Identity in the Post-Soviet Space
Conflicts between groups often arise due to conflicting identities. To understand conflict, then, it is imperative to understand these identities and how they are formed. It is also necessary to understand how identities can be impacted by mass media, popular culture, and propaganda from sources within and without the group identity. Lastly, it must be understood that identities are natural formations of any social group, arising from historical influences and also affected by the geography, climate, and geopolitical position of the area in which the group resides. Guest speakers from various groups and an extensive regional travel program will introduce students first hand to these factors. Students will write a research paper for this course.
4 credits.

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

Option 1 - Language intensive

Choose One Language Component:

RUSS 101-102/201-202/301-302-303/401 Russian Language Study
Russian is a still a lingua franca for politics and business in much of the Post-Soviet Space. Small, intensive classes with additional focus on political and diplomatic language.
8 credits.

- OR -

Ukrainian Language Study
While Russian is widely used in Ukraine, Ukrainian can be particularly valuable for those hoping to work in Ukraine and particularly with the Ukrainian government. Small, intensive classes are offered at levels that can accommodate all from complete beginners to the advanced as well as heritage speakers.
8 credits.

Option 2 - Internship focus

Professional Internship
Participate in a professional internship at a company, not-for-profit organization, think tank, museum, or media organization. Internships are supervised by Novomova staff and faculty. Students will complete a regular journal and final paper for credit for this course.
4 credits.

Plus - one language component:

RUSS 101-102/201-202/301-302-303/401 Russian Language Study
Russian is a still a lingua franca for politics and business in much of the Post-Soviet Space. Small, intensive classes with additional focus on political and diplomatic language.
4 credits.

- OR -

Ukrainian Language Study
While Russian is widely used in Ukraine, Ukrainian can be particularly valuable for those hoping to work in Ukraine and particularly with the Ukrainian government. Small, intensive classes are offered at levels that can accommodate all from complete beginners to the advanced as well as heritage speakers.
4 credits.

For more information, and to apply, click here.




 

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE?

An Affiliate is a partner organization that is evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Affiliates offer classes in both English and the host language. You may take classes with other U.S. students, international students, or students from the host country. Many affiliates provide special services such as visa support, housing, cultural excursions, and on-site staffing to help you navigate your host country.

APPLYING TO AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM

  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships. You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
  2. Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program. These Applications can be completed at the same time.
    • U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. Commit to your U of U Application. You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
  4. Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
  5. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.

ACADEMICS & ACCOMMODATION

DATES & TRANSPORTATION

  • TENTATIVE dates are listed above. Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
  • Do not purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
This Program is eligible for the Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above. Some Programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Click here to learn more about the Global U Program.

FINANCES

PROGRAM ADVISING

  • Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators.
  • You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major.
  • You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program. Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application. Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.