American Councils Ukraine opened in Kyiv with the launch of a fellowship for newly-minted university instructors. In the ensuing years, AC Ukraine has administered and supported international scholarships for hundreds of educators and other professionals, as well as college and high school students.
Our office works closely with the US Embassy in Kyiv and maintains relationships with the ministry of education and science, a broad network of local high schools, and other community organizations and entities.
EducationUSA: An advising center for individuals interested in pursuing higher education in the United States, this location is part of a network of 450 centers worldwide. Since 2006, the advising center has supported over 10,000 Ukrainian students.
Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program: An exchange program for high school students from Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia to live and attend school in the United States. This highly competitive program sees upwards of 6,500 applications from across Ukraine for an average of 250 scholarships annually.
Open World: Funded by US Congress and administered by the Open World Leadership Center, this program has enabled more than 3,000 current and future leaders from Ukraine to meaningfully engage and interact with members of US government and thousands of other Americans, many of whom are the delegates’ direct professional counterparts. These emerging leaders experience in-depth programming in themes of transnational impact through an intensive professional exchange visit, including human-trafficking prevention, government and court transparency, nuclear nonproliferation, and environmental protection.
Professional Fellows Program (PFP): An exchange program for professionals in Ukraine focused on social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Eurasian Regional Language Program: Intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Ukrainian. Through homestays, conversation partners, internships, and volunteer activities, participants immerse themselves in daily local life. Typically, US students study Ukrainian for the semester or during the summer.
Knowledge Transfer Initiative for Ukraine Public Diplomacy: Funded by the US Embassy in Ukraine to build capacity at the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), this program prepares and equips diplomats and civil servants to fulfill their public diplomacy functions. The training institutionalizes tools and practices MFA has adopted to serve key beneficiaries and partners, including the Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute. These partners have taken a number of substantial steps toward modernized public diplomacy with initial effort from the Ukraine Public Diplomacy Capacity Building Project (2016-2018), also administered by American Councils.
Strengthening Academic Integrity in Ukraine: In collaboration with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, and the US Embassy in Ukraine, AC Ukraine is playing a central role in transforming Ukraine’s undergraduate educational system—as well as its graduates. This project takes on the notions of academic integrity and campus behavior at ten Ukrainian universities; eventually, these efforts will extend to the larger higher education system.