From 9 September to 15 September the students of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohienko National University were the participants of the project “Together we inquire the culture of Posslav Dombrowski and Podillya”.
Among the participants of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohienko National University were the students: Yuliya Boyko, Ulyana Solovska, Denys Bekeshko, Valeriya Marunchak, Alina Nedvetska, Yana Ilnitska, Denys Oprya, Iryna Veretelnyk, Olha Lahodych, Dmytro Rohalchuk, Anna Kavunets, Maryna Marushchak, Alina Novitska, Maksym Slozkin, Oleksandr Oliynyk, Oleksandr Tkachenko, Yevheniy Levinzon, Olena Yakovenko, and their mentors: Natalia Stakhniuk and Bohdana Opria.
The team of organizers worked on the creation of comfortable conditions for the integration of Ukrainians and Poles, and tried their best to help every participant to unleash their potential.
The main idea of this event was to establish common contact and sincere relations between the parties.
Now it is possible to conclude that such projects destroy the mental, political, ideological and language barriers, so within a few days the atmosphere of a small friendly family prevails among the participants. Clearly, integration intentions essence of the project is not limited. In this interaction, scientific, research, artistic and relaxation motives are realized. However, through the international communication, it is possible to achieve the main goal – knowledge of various aspects of the history and culture of the region.
Integration started – integration has taken place. Students from Dąbrowa Tarnowska and our University talk about pleasant experiences, about the project itself, and about staying in Poland and Ukraine together.
Denis, a participant from Ukraine:
“It was really cool to spend time in another country. Perhaps most of all, I liked the communication itself: both very positive and pleasant people were from Ukraine and Poland. We are still in contact with many of them! Of course, Krakow is a great city. It is a pity that there was not enough time for a walk. Everything was cool! On occasion, I would go again. Undoubtedly”
Eva, a participant from Poland:
“I really liked the trip to Ukraine. Through our daily meetings, we had the opportunity to get to know you better. We have visited many new and interesting places. We were not bored! It was really great!”
Maksym, a participant from Ukraine:
“In fact, I’m glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this project. For me, as it was probably for all of us, it was something special. Not everything was perfect, but can anything be absolutely perfect? As for me, there was not enough activity. The first week was difficult for us to communicate with. In the future, it may be necessary to find a formula for interaction so that from the first days of communication will be saturated. Although we had wonderful mentors (Natalia Stakhniuk and Bohdana Opria) who skillfully adjusted the microclimate in the group”
Viktoria, a participant from Poland:
“It was very good, because I was able to get to know your culture and history. It is also a great opportunity to practice English and even learn a little bit of Ukrainian”
Yulia, a participant from Ukraine:
“The project “Together we inquire the culture of Posslav Dombrowski and Podillya” is over, but it was a new experience from which we took a lot of benefits for ourselves! Every day in Poland, in Ukraine, was saturated. Thank you for the opportunity to integrate and improve the language, learn about new cultures and customs. Now, with new goals and great motivation, we continue the academic year”
Agata, a participant from Poland:
“You know, the road to Ukraine was a long and tedious one. But on arrival it was very interesting, very cool. We have visited many interesting places that are definitely worth seeing. In general, I really liked it in Ukraine!”
International youth exchanges are a major impetus to the realization of new ideas and endeavors. Leave your comfort zone! Join us!