Educational and Youth Exchanges

Includes University, High School & Elementary Exchanges, Teachers’ Exchanges, Girl Scouts, Sociology Research, and Children’s Art School Exchanges.

Some examples of Education and Youth Exchanges sponsored by CKSCP:

  • September 2013 – English Specialist School #3 and the Ukrainian British College send a delegation of 2 students accompanied by two teachers from Kharkiv to Nativity School in Pleasant Ridge as part of the Friendship Journey 2013. They joined delegations from schools in China, Mexico, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands in a gathering of nations. 84 visiting delegates were hosted by Nativity families and faculty for the week long Friendship Journey. The Friendship Journey has been endorsed by the Cincinnati Kharkiv Sister City Partnership.
  • September 2011 – Julia Carleton, a Wyoming high School participant in the teen exchange program was awarded the first ever Sister Cities International Youth Award.
  • May 2011 – Two teens, two graduate level students, and one adult chaperon from Kharkiv travel to Cincinnati as part of an ongoing Community Service Exchange
  • March/April 2011 – Two Wyoming High School students and two adults travel to Kharkiv as part of an ongoing Community Service Exchange.
  • September 2010 – English Specialist School #3 and the Ukrainian British College send a delegation of 12 students accompanied by two teachers from Kharkiv to Nativity School in Pleasant Ridge as part of the Friendship Journey 2010. They joined delegations from schools in Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands.      Friendship Journey 2010 Part 2   Friendship Journey 2010 Part 1
  • June 2010 – A group of Kharkiv adults travel to Cincinnati as part of an Open World “Accountable Governance” program and partnered with Wyoming High School students in providing help to area homeless.
  • May 2010 – Five Kharkiv first year public administration students and two chaperons travel to Cincinnati as part of a student exchange.
  • March/April 2010 – Seven Wyoming High School students and two adult leaders travel to Kharkiv as part of a student exchange.
  • October 2009 – Five Kharkiv  students travel to Cincinnati to participate in an Open world “Accountable Governance” program.
  • June 2009 – Three Kharkiv students join three other international students at an Open world “NGO Develoment” program in Washington D.C.
  • May 2008 – CKSCP provided financial support for a trip to Kharkiv by a photography professor from Western Michigan University. During his stay he exhibited his works and lectured at one of the art galleries there
  • 2008 – CKSCP awarded a “Certificate of Recognition” for support of the Open world program at a ceremony held at the Library of Congress
  • A Social Studies teacher and six students from Mariemont High School visit their sister school in Kharkiv for two weeks.
  • 10 Higher Education Administration interns travel to Cincinnati as part of the U.S. State Department’s Community Connections program.
  • A local Girl Scout, and student at St. Ursula, travels to Kharkiv with a CKSCP Board Member to exchange ideas with the Kharkiv Zoo on youth volunteerism.
  • A physical education teacher from Kharkiv visits Cincinnati for one month.
  • Three Kharkiv chapter American Field Service (AFS) students arrive in Cincinnati for spring semester.

Click here for a chronological list (Adobe PDF format) of all Education and Youth Exchanges sponsored by CKSCP. If you need to install Adobe PDF Reader: Get Adobe Reader

With most exchanges come volunteer opportunities for members of our community. Find out about hosting Ukrainian visitors in your home and other CKSCP volunteer opportunities.