The annual English Summer School (ESS) is an intensive English immersion course which provides opportunities for spiritual growth, serious work and fun. The ESS is an important project jointly sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation. Its primary objectives are to enable students to immerse themselves in an English speaking community in order to become fluent English speakers and to create a prayerful, retreat-like environment in keeping with Eastern Christian traditions.
The Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine is seeking volunteers for its English Summer School 2016. The month-long program offers a chance to live with Ukrainian college students, experience Eastern Christianity, and learn about the new challenges facing this ancient country. No knowledge of Ukrainian is necessary.
Contemporary Ukraine is increasingly opening up to the English-speaking world. There is an ever-growing demand for a high level of English language competency from the students if they are going to communicate effectively. One possible but expensive solution is to send students to English-speaking countries. A more economical solution, already tried and tested by UCU, is to create an English-speaking environment in Ukraine.
English is a valuable resource for students. Each semester we have numerous English-speaking teachers and lecturers at the University. Likewise, the English Summer School provides a tremendous opportunity for our students to meet people from foreign countries and to gain a rich cultural experience.
APPLICATION: The deadline for applying to the program is May 1, 2016. You can download and complete the application file available at right and send it as an attachment by e-mail. For questions about volunteering, contact the Volunteer Adviser at: [email protected].
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