University Life

ConcordiaUA is a global community with students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners coming from every corner of the world.

Students Life

The Student Council of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University helps students become responsible and active members of the community.

The Student Council as the voice of students helps share ideas, interests, and students’ concerns with the Professors, Deans and the Rector.

During the year, ConcordiaUA organizes a range of on- and off-campus cultural, social and educational events, recreational activities, and sporting events:

  • Scientific conferences and research activities
  • Meetings with businessmen, politicians, and diplomats
  • Business workshops and master classes
  • Language competitions and olympiads
  • Internships at international Ukrainian and foreign companies, the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Dual diploma and exchange programs
  • Sport competitions and athletic tournaments
  • Sightseeing tours, excursions and field trips
  • Picnics and celebrations

Cafeterias

There are several food corners for UACU students, including “Matusyna Kukhnia” (Mother’s Cuisine) Cafeteria, where students enjoy having hot and delicious food, and “Gorkiy – Espresso Bar” Café, where you can have a cup of coffee and a sandwich relaxing in the transformer armchairs.

Dormitories

Our regular students and students of the Preparatory Department may, if necessary, stay in the dormitory. As UACU has agreements with three educational institutions (National Dragomanov Pedagogical University, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, and the European University), our students have an opportunity to choose a more comfortable dormitory for stay according to their needs.

Sport

Ukrainian-American Concordia University is the place for students, staff and the UACU community to get active, stay fit, and play sport in a range of fun, convenient and social programs. We have something for everyone and every level.

Our students use the facilities of the athletics complex at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University: a pool, where each student has an opportunity to swim (or learn to swim), and gyms for regular PE classes. Students also play football, volleyball, basketball, and train at the gym. It has become a tradition to hold sports competitions: ConcordiaUA Cup competitions are held every year in football, basketball, swimming, and athletics. Interesting events take place in the open sports grounds. There are highly-qualified athletes among our university students specializing in swimming, cycling, fencing, powerlifting, and team sports games.

Education Abroad

 

Ukrainian-American Concordia University has successfully established and developed joint programs with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (USA), Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor (USA), Rutgers University (USA), the State University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) and the Higher School of Occupational Safety Management  (Poland).

Each of these programs offers students the opportunity to study in an international environment, gaining knowledge and skills at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University and our foreign partner university.

If you are already studying or planning to become a ConcordiaUA student, you have the choice to combine studies at UACU with a Bachelor/Master degree in the USA, Germany or Poland. The main thing is to make the right choice!

Academic Exchange Programs

 

In addition to dual diploma programs, we offer a variety of exchange programs with our long-standing partners: Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor (USA), East Central University (USA), Trier University (Germany), the University of Applied Sciences (Worms, Germany), Richmond International American University (London, UK) and others.

Friday Movies

A weekly presentation of authentic American and European movies in English with English subtitles is organized on the Concordia premises. After the presentation school and university students have an opportunity to take part in follow-up discussions. The movies are shown regularly on Fridays.

Sport

UACU students take part in sporting events and competitions. The sports facilities used by ConcordiaUA students include the sports center of NDPU with a swimming pool and athletic fields as well as a stadium and smaller sports halls.

Mentorship program

ConcordiaUA Mentorship Program provides students with counseling, advising, networking including internship and career development. It is a support service for Ukrainian and international students.

Library

UACU Library is equipped with a sufficient number of contemporary Ukrainian, American, as well as other foreign textbooks, reference books, scientific and fiction literature, video and audio courses and periodicals. There are electronic catalogs, magazines, reference books, encyclopedias and dictionaries of various profiles for students’ needs.

Career

Career counselors advise students on career planning and job opportunities. They organize workshops on resume writing, job interviewing techniques and other relevant issues. Career counselors expose qualified UACU students to their potential future employers and form links between ConcordiaUA and business community.

Business Internship

Business internship was created at ConcordiaUA as a step toward reaching the goals of becoming the leading educational establishment in students’ employability. The main purpose of internship is providing students with practical experience in business according to international and Ukrainian standards.

Charity

We, at Ukrainian-American Concordia University, believe that success should be measured by the lives we help to change. Our students have a possibility to make an input in someone’s life by supporting orphanages in cooperation with Blagomay Charitable Foundation.

Blagomay is a charity organization which was set up by students and graduates from the Ukrainian-American Concordia University. The mission of the organization is to attract UACU students to moral issues in our society and to combine the willingness to help children in orphanage homes around Ukraine. Our students eagerly participate in various charity projects which are organized by the charity foundation.

Ukrainian-American Concordia University has trained succesful highly qualified specialists for more than 20 years.