07 November, 2015

To the International Students’ Day

Today’s session of the GABFEST Club (at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) was attended by our American friends –Mr. Jason and Mr. Kelly. The topic of the session was International Students’ Day.
The Education Fair organized in Dnipropetrovsk by the US department of state and US department of education was introduced to the club members. A book display at the “Window On America” center was presented as an illustration to the educational opportunities in the USA.

The Club moderator introduced the American notion of “Ivy League” Universities. We read an article about it and watched a You Tube video about atmosphere in the Ivy League Universities. The Club members were offered several US Universities pennants to illustrated the American tradition.
The Ukrainian club members proudly listed to the American guests the numerous Universities of Dnipropetrovsk and explained which ones of them are prestigious and why. They also enumerated the most prestigious Universities of Ukraine and explained why they rank so high.

Our American friends were surprised with the system of giving numbers to high schools (instead of names), the stories about the soviet practices of sending students to the collective farms in autumn to help the farmers with harvesting vegetables and fruits. They asked the students to tell about the life in the Ukrainian dormitories. The conversation was very emotional and enriched the knowledge of all participants.
The session was fun and quite informative. Many club members enquired about the opportunities to study in the USA.
Number of participants – 37 persons.
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