Sightseeing in Kiev
One of the most important elements to the linguistic immersion we offer our students is our cultural and tourist program.
Throughout the week and on Saturdays, we organize a number of educational excursions to the historical sites of Kiev and the greater Ukraine.
Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, and is more than 1,500 years old.
As the once-strong state of the ancient Eastern Slavonians, Kiev carries with it the title: “Mother of all Russian cities”.
Kiev was founded by the Scandinavian Varangians long before anyone had ever heard of “Moscow” or “St. Petersburg”, and preserved within itself the historical importance of the entire Slavonic and Orthodox world.
In addition to the other great monuments of Kiev, we also boast the Sofia Cathedral and Pechersky Monastery, which are both on a list of iconic sites by UNESCO.
We take our students on the following excursions:
Historically speaking, Kiev is considered one of the most important religious centers of the Orthodox world. With its monasteries, cathedrals, and churches, Kiev remains the powerful center of Orthodoxy for millions of Orthodox Christians throughout Ukraine, Russia, and Belorussia.
Our school is situated within walking distance of the historical center of Kiev, near the Golden Gate and Sofia Cathedral sites. So, we naturally offer excursions to the historical sites of our beautiful city.
Few people of the world have not heard of the deadly Chernobyl accident. This technological failure took place on April 26th, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. Unfortunately, for many years, many in Western countries associated Ukraine only with this accident.
Out on the far edge of Kiev, a full hour’s drive from the city center, is the Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture and Life, more commonly known as “Pirogovo Museum”. Don’t be too surprised, however, if Pirogovo is unlike any other museum you’ve been to.
The purpose of this tour is to present you with visual and comprehensive information about the events of the Second World War as it played out in the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine.
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