Kyiv: The Geopolitics of Ukraine

Study Abroad

Ukraine is a vast and beautiful land, blessed with resources and expanses of rich, fertile soil. Ukraine is also a land, however, long been riven by corruption, poor governance, and political divisions. Thus, despite its bounty, it remains one of Europe's poorest countries. These divisions and riches - along with geographic position - also make it a target for competing foreign interests.

Ukraine makes a fascinating case study for geopolitics. We will explore what divides and unites Ukraine, its challenges and its potential. We will travel extensively throughout Ukraine, meet with locals, and come to understand the regional (including borderland) identities. The Soviet identity, the formation of the Ukrainian (post-Soviet) identity, the rise of civil society, youth movements and more in the context of Ukraine's domestic interests and those of foreign powers, near and far.

We will be based in Kyiv, and travel to Lviv, Odessa, and Kharkiv - and many other places in between. Join this four-week exploration of Ukraine or make it six weeks by including the Language Intensive

Those looking to hit the ground running will want to look at our online courses, which will also earn you SRAS Learning Credit for your future study abroad experiece.


Language Intensive

Travel and Cultural Program

Housing and Location

Transcripts and Credit Transfer
Scholarships and Grants
Budget Breakdown

Getting Started


Kyiv, Ukraine
Geography, Geopolitics, History


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 18 years of age at time of application

Dates & Costs

  • Summer 2022 + language (6 weeks)
    Year: 2022 Summer
    Dates: 25 June 2022 - 06 August 2022
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2022
    Cost: $6,995
  • Summer 2022 (4 weeks)
    Year: 2022 Summer
    Dates: 09 July 2022 - 06 August 2022
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2022
    Cost: $5,495

Program Inclusions

Program cost includes tuition, accommodations with some meals (see Housing), ground transportation during program travel, cultural/excursion program, health and emergency insurance, airport transfers, and 24/7 onsite support.