English-speaking Club - Travelling

On the 19th of May the PC volunteer Amanda Norton talked to the participants of the English-speaking club about travelling. She prepared a game with a number of questions concerning the topic of travelling. After having fun with a game all participants exchanged their experience of travelling to different countries and cities, like London, New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, Stockholm, Helsinki, Dublin, Istanbul, Lviv and Kyiv. 8 participants were present, among them 6 students, 1 retired teacher and 1 PC volunteer.The next topic of discussion will be Internet.


The first week of May - Choose Privacy Week

Universities and public libraries of the US hosted a number of events to celebrate Choose Privacy Week. These were community discussions of privacy rights at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DVD playing at the public library in Indiana, and blogging about all kinds of privacy-related topics in New York City College of Technology. American Library Association initiated one of the stocks of large-scale campaign to protect privacy in the digital environment. To know more go to


English-speaking Club - Music

On the 12th of May the English-speaking club was dedicated to music. Most of the participants wished to discuss this topic. Therefore our beloved speaker of the club, Iryna Kushnir, prepared a presentation on some points in the history of musik: she found out that the first pipe organ was made by Archimedes (220 BC) and is now the world's largest musical instrument, which is in the Municipal Auditorium in the USA and it has 33,112 pipes. 8 particapants were present (6 students, 1 PC volunteer and 1 pensioner). One more presentation was prepared by an active participant of the club Nina Grigoryeva, who once had a trip to Dublin, Ireland and shared her experience with others. Next topic for discussion was chosen by the majority of the participants and it will be travelling.


May - National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Since 1983, May has been observed as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Individuals and organizations everywhere have joined in the fun to promote awareness of the value of physical activity in the pursuit of happier, healthier, more productive lives. To further this vital mission, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reached out in 1994 to both public and private organizations to form the Presidential Fitness Partners in May. By working together in this partnership, our individual health and fitness messages will achieve increased public resonance. To know more go to


English-speaking club – Achieving success

On the 5th of May the topic of communication in the English-speaking club was Success. 10 participants were present, among them 1 PC volunteer, 7 students, 1 pensioner, 1 librarian. Iryna Kushnir led the conversation and Amanda Norton took an active part along with the other members of the club. A number of successful Americans and Ukrainians were mentioned, famous expressions about achieving success were discussed and an exclusive recipe of success was made. 


2012-13 Humphrey Program for mid-career professionals is identifying good candidates — June 17th is application deadline.

The Humphrey Program provides for 10 months of non-degree academic study and professional activities in the U.S. This year's fields for Ukrainian candidates include:
--Agricultural/Rural Development
--Economic Development/Finance and Banking
--Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
--Higher Education Administration
--Natural Resource Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
--Public Health Policy and Management
--Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
--Technology Policy and Management
--Urban and Regional Planning

For more information on the program, including details about the application process, please go to:
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    Ukrainian -

The Program Coordinator for Humphrey in PAS will conduct consultation sessions on the application process, including pointers on essay-writing, for applicants tentatively on April 26, May 10May 24 and June 7, 2011.  (More details on those sessions in the links above.)

Applications must be submitted online by June 17.

Note:  Two Ukrainians on average have been accepted as Humphrey finalists each year.  Since 1994, 25 Ukrainians have taken part in the Humphrey Fellows Program.  Embassy Ukraine does not receive a quota or guarantees number of slots.  Instead, candidates from all over the world compete to participate. 

Education abroad — American College of Thessaloniki-Greece — Extended application deadlines

The American College of Thessaloniki, Greece, is the higher education division of Anatolia, an integrated educational center now well into its second century of service. As a leader in global education, ACT is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and also has its degrees externally validated by the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. This means that its degrees are approved both within the United States and the European Union making ACT the only university in South-Eastern Europe that offers dual degrees. Please take a few moments and read more about ACT by clicking here

ACT offers almost unlimited amounts of scholarships based on the high school grades of students and these scholarships are still available and can reach up to 80% of tuition. Please read more about our scholarships by clicking here

For those who don't already know, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece with 1.5 million inhabitants. It is interesting though that 1 in 10 of these people are students therefore creating one of the largest student cities and communities in Greece. A city with a great deal of historic and cultural experiences waiting for students to explore, Thessaloniki is an affordable city that is almost always adored by students. 

Please don't hesitate to contact:

Ms. Janet Kostrevski
Enrollment officer at ACT

Tarek Kouatly
Associate Director for 
European Enrollment Management
The American College of Thessaloniki 

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