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Life in the Bayou: Cajun Culture

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to offer a 5-week Certificate Course in American Studies for students and instructors of Kyiv Shevchenko National University from any faculty or department. Classes will take place on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 pm at Taras Shevchenko University, 14 Shevchenko Blvd. Room 85 on Feb 28, March 14, and March 28. On March 7and March 21 the classes will take place from 2:00-3:00 pm at America House at 6 Pymonenko St. (Passports are required at America House entrance).

The language of instruction is English. Participants who attend at least four lectures will receive a certificate of completion from the U.S. Embassy at the final session.

Kristen Hamm will tell about Cajun Culture. She was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She attended college at Louisiana State University, where she majored in Russian Studies and Religious Studies, and danced in a small ballet company in her hometown. She also has a Master’s Degree in Russian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She accompanied her husband to Kyiv in 2018, and is enjoying learning the Ukrainian language, culture, and history.

To sign up, please contact Dr. Olena Fomenko, Chair of Foreign Languages, Institute of Journalism: Cell: 050 330 0062

Please remember to bring your passport or driver's liscense. 

📆Course Schedule:

📌February 28: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“The Business and Culture of Craft Beer in the USA”
by Tim Bugansky, American Citizen Services Chief

📌March 7: 2-3 pm, at America House, 6 Pymonenko St.
“The Importance of Sports in the American South”
by Matthew Werner, Management Counselor

📌March 14: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“Life in the Clouds: Paragliding Diplomacy”
by Ryan Reynolds, Consular Officer

📌March 21: 2-3 pm, at America House, 6 Pymonenko St.
“Life in the Bayou: Cajun Culture”
by Kristen Hamm, Regional Area Officer

📌March 28: 1-2 pm, at Taras Shevchenko University
“Things Americans Do that You Might Think Are Strange”
by Brad Stein, General Services Officer

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