In Ukraine you can visit theatres, exhibitions and cinemas at a very reasonable price, most with a special discount for students. The traditional Ukrainian opera on offer includes “Natalka Poltavka” and “Zaporozhets za Dunayem”, which have exciting and touching stories full of authentic Ukrainian spirit. Additionally, you can watch folk dances and listen to melodious songs at the theatre.
In recent years, a variety of festivals have emerged in major Ukrainian cities. Among the most popular are international jazz, open-air, street food and various summer festivals.
Ukrainian traditional holidays are widely celebrated with the whole family. People like visiting fairs and concerts during Maslyana (the week before the Great Lent), Christmas and Ivana Kupala (Midsummer Day). At these events, you can enjoy traditional Ukrainian cuisine and participate in year-old traditions that will help you form a deeper understanding of Ukrainian culture.
Ukrainians respect all cultures and denominations, allowing foreign students to have days off from university to celebrate their own traditional holidays. Besides, this will give you an opportunity to show off your own culture. Ukrainian universities host various projects within the global cultural dialogue, where international students are able to share their traditions with fellow students.