Ukrainian - 2nd Year

Ukrainian - 8 weeks in Ukraine


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Second-Year Ukrainian study abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine
Students solidify their command of Ukrainian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Ukraine with ease.



There are numerous risks inherent in travel during a pandemic; students interested in this program should carefully review the COVID-19 information provided by the U.S. State Department (including the State Department's country-specific information) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (including the CDC's country-specific information) to better understand the nature of those risks.

All participants should be aware of the following:

  • The host country, the airline or other transportation providers used, and the specific destinations visited on this program may have requirements regarding being vaccinated, showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test or (for the unvaccinated) spending time in a mandatory quarantine upon entry or taking additional precautions (such as wearing masks).
  • It is the responsibility of the student to satisfy any such requirements, and unvaccinated students who are subject to quarantine on arrival will need to make their own arrangements to arrive early and complete quarantine requirements at their own expense so they are ready to fully participate when the program begins.
  • Unvaccinated students may be unable to participate if the itinerary involves crossing a national border to a country that requires unvaccinated individuals to quarantine, as the program itinerary does not build in time to satisfy those requirements.
  • Similarly, unvaccinated individuals may not be able to participate in certain program activities, if those activities require proof of vaccination.
  • Vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements change regularly; the State Department's country-specific information may provide more specific information.

ASU is committed to taking all reasonable precautions to minimize our students' exposure to risks related to COVID-19 during their Critical Languages Institute program*. Such precautions may include:

  • Carefully monitoring COVID-19 travel restrictions to ensure, as much as possible, that students will be able to enter the program country;
  • Evaluating all program activities to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, compliance with ASU and local protocols for maintaining physical distance and face covering during all program activities**
  • Providing an international insurance policy, including coverage for housing and meal expenses in case of mandatory quarantine/self-isolation due to direct exposure;
  • Establishing response procedures to support students who receive a positive COVID-19 test during the program, who develop symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been directly exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

These precautions may change, or additional precautions may be adopted, based on the state of the pandemic at the time of the Program and/or the particular circumstances of the Program location(s).

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to book tickets that allow for flexibility. Most airlines are offering this themselves, but be sure to read all fine print not only for ticket conditions, but also for any possible flight insurance you might purchase.

*Students should understand that it is possible to contract COVID-19 even if they follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines required by ASU and recommended by the CDC and other federal, state and local government health authorities.

**The Critical Languages Institute will enforce ASU's on-campus protocols to the maximum extent possible on this program, but students should understand that physical distancing requirements may not be enforceable in all program activities or on all modes of program transportation.

All participants in this program will be required to review and sign a COVID-19 Disclosure and a COVID-19 Behavioral Commitment (located in the CLI application). You can find additional information and resources on the COVID-19 FAQs, and we will communicate any updated or program-specific guidelines to you prior to travel.


June 20th - August 12th, 2022

8 credits of SLC 294



  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and retirees
  • Placement exam required

Since this program is small, CLI customizes it to individual students. Excursion and activity schedules vary year to year, but have included:

  • Downtown Kyiv Walking Tour
  • Armed Forces Museum
  • Saint Sophia's Cathedral
  • National Art Museum
  • Museum of Western and Eastern Art
  • Museum of Chernobyl
  • Pervomaisk Missile Base
  • Museum of the Second World War
  • Kyiv Monastery of the Caves
  • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine with population of about 3 million citizens. It is situated on the Dnepr River and boasts architectural monuments that are recognized world treasures. Kyiv is the largest cultural, scientific and industrial center of Ukraine, the place of religious pilgrimage and a very attractive tourist destination. Hospitable Ukrainians are delighted to introduce Slavic culture to foreign guests. 

CLI's program in Kyiv is managed jointly by Arizona State University and NovaMova. Classes are conducted at NovaMova's school in Kyiv.

Housing & Meals

For summer 2022, CLI will not place students with host families. Instead, students will be placed in alternative housing options such as dorms, apartments, or hotels. We are currently working with our providers on this and will update accepted students on the housing and meal options available for their programs.

Students are expected to make their own meal arrangements.



The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $10,000 for the study of Second-Year Ukrainan in CLI-Kyiv. Past CLI Title VIII fellows can be awarded the fellowship up to two more times, for a maximum of up to 3 fellowship awards, as long as they maintain their graduate student eligibility.

Apply by January 24, 2022



Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $4,000 for superior applicants to study Second-year Ukrainian in CLI-Kyiv.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.

Apply by January 24, 2022


The Melikian Center is offering a limited number of awards of $1,000 for students of Ukrainian. This funding was made possible by the generous support of Melikian board members, the Arizona-Ukrainian community, and other private donations.

Please note, you do not have to submit a separate application for this targeted funding. If you are applying for Ukrainian, your application for the Melikian Center Award will have you automatically considered for this specific funding.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding. 

Apply by January 24, 2022



The Melikian Center offers up to a $1,000 reduction of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students and non-students with an annual family income of $50,000 or less. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs.

Unlike our other funding opportunities, this reduction does not require a separate application. Instead, you are only required to indicate your Pell eligibility on your general CLI program application in order to be considered for this fee reduction.

These fee reductions are limited. Not all who apply will be awarded.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit:



The CLI-Kyiv Second-Year Ukrainian program fee of $9,300* covers:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits
  • 8 weeks housing
  • language coaches and activity guides
  • excursions and activities
  • insurance
  • transportation to and from airport

It does not include:

  • international travel
  • meals
  • personal expenses (including excess baggage fees)

*All prices and descriptions on this page are subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts.