Jul 05, 2020 — Jul 16, 2020

Seminar in Ukraine

With Craig Snyder

About this Trip

Go in-depth and explore this resilient region, bordered between Europe and Russia, and influenced by Polish princes, Cossack hetmen, Turkish khans, Russian communists and Ukrainian poets and nationalists.  The cradle of Slavic civilization, Ukraine offers an abundance of cultural treasures, a richness of detail and largeness of spirit.  On this journey, explore Western Ukraine’s Lviv.  Meet with a distinguished member of the Lviv community and discuss European integration and other issues facing Ukraine today.  Stop by a local icon painter’s workshop and speak with the artist, who will show you recent work of his own and of his students.  At UNESCO-listed Chernivsti National University, meet with university professors or administrators and learn about Ukraine’s education system.  Next fly to the capital, Kiev for a U.S. Embassy briefing, a visit to Mezhyhirya, the former compound of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and meet with a distinguished guests tracing the important history of this country.  In the historic port city of Odessa,  discuss contemporary issues, such as the Russian annexation of Crimea and the plight of Crimea’s native Tatar population.   Explore Odessa’s Jewish heritage, including Brodsky Synagogue, among only three of Odessa’s 78 synagogues to survive the Soviet period.  Belarus pre-tour and Moldova post-tour options. 

$6,490 per person plus airfare

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"Craig had very valuable input and was always available for questions. He was extremely patient and gracious with our group!"

Marie Crouhade, Houston, TX