Spring Session in Ukraine (SSU)
Program at a Glance
The Spring Session in Ukraine is conceived as an intensive language program coordinated jointly by St. Thomas More College (STM) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). The program is offered overseas in Ternopil, Ukraine in co-operation with a partner institution, Ternopil National Pedagogical Unversity.
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Language instruction will be offered at all three levels: Elementary (UKR 114.3, and 117.3), Intermediate (UKR 214.3 and 217.3), and Advanced (UKR 314.3 and 317.3). The courses offered are University of Saskatchewan credit courses. All courses are taught by instructors accredited at the University of Saskatchewan. Courses may be taken for university credit or audited. All students are required to take placement tests at the start of the program. Students taking courses for university credit at the Intermediate or Advanced level will have successfully completed the required sequence of courses in preparation for the next level.
The 2013 Spring Language Immersion Program will run in two consecutive sessions for a duration of 6 weeks, May 13 to June 22. During this time, students may earn up to 6 university credits. Individual language tutoring is provided and constitutes part of the course requirement.
Accommodations will be organized with host families. The homestay program is designed to immerse the student in the daily life of a Ukrainian family while helping to facilitate language acquisition.
Depending on the level of group interest and participation, local excursions may be organized
The cost of course tuition is $1014.00 for 6 credit units ($507.00 per 3 credit unit). Rates are quoted as of September 1, 2012 and are subject to change. In addition to tuition, the program fee, which covers the cost of administration, use of partner classroom and computer facilities, individual tutoring, room, board, university meals, and airport transportation, is approximately $1850.00 CDN. This fee may be reduced slightly depending on the number of enrolments. The program fee DOES NOT include airfare, medical insurance, course reading material, incidental expenses, or organized excursions. University of Saskatchewan students are eligible for travel bursaries through the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (80 Lower Place Riel). It is also intended that a limited number of stipends and/or scholarships will be made available on the basis of merit and academic achievement. Application forms are available through STM Student Services.
Ternopil National Pedagogical University (TNPU) is a leading centre of higher education in Western Ukraine. It ranks among the Ukraine's three best pedagogical universities. TNPU incorporates 13 schools and 48 departments. The university employs approximately 400 lecturers and researchers and more than 7,000 students annually enrol in the university. TNPU is located in the Western Ukrainian administrative centre of Ternopil (pop. 204,000), a picturesque town founded in 1540.
STM Program Coordinator
Ms. Joanne Illingworth
Academic Administrative Assistant
St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Consular Affairs Canada. Information for Canadians Abroad:
Ukrainian Embassy in Canada:
Ukrainian Government Portal:
Ternopil Administration Website: