Quick Info

  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Economics
  • : May 26, 2019 - June 10, 2019
  • : Coming soon!
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


General Education Requirements - Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  We've got a course for that!  Take a look below:

Students enrolled before Fall 2018, can utilize this program to fulfil 1 IF and or the Non-western requirement

All students enroll in the following course:

Economic Policy Analysis in Ukraine: This course introduces students to the economic and poliitcal history, economic reforms, and policy making in Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. 

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze political and economic developments in Eastern Europe since 1980s
  • Compare current socio-economic and political situation in Ukraine with the neighboring states
  • Understand the key industries and strategic priorities of the country
  • Evaluate the geo-political situation, the impact of the European Union and Russia on Ukraine’s  economy
  • Learn about factor markets, international trade, banking, debt, investments and country risks
  • Understand how economic policies are designed and implemented in Ukraine

Experiential Learning

Students on this program will have an opportunity to meet and interview economic policy makers and experts in Ukraine, choose a project of their interest and design an danalyze the policy as part of their independent research project under mentorship of two faculty experts.  At the end of the program, students should produce a research paper analyzing current political and economic issues in Ukraine, and critically evaluate policy options.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Svitlana Maksymenko

Tymofiy Mylovanov


Students will be housed on campus at the Kyiv School of Economics

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
coming soon coming soon
Arrive in Kyiv Depart Kyiv
May 26, 2019 June 10, 2019

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 3 credits
  • International travel health insurance
  • Shared accommodations while abroad
  • Academic related site visits
  • Cultural visits

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • International airfare
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Personal expenses

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Students are encouraged to have a background in Economics with a working understanding of basic micro- and macro-economic terminology.  Prior to attending the program, students are encouraged to take any of the following courses: Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, INternational economics, Econormis of Development.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Nazir Noori

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Salam! I’m Nazir and I am a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised abroad and went to school in Afghanistan, Iran, and the U.S. I also took classes in India and United Arab Emirates. I worked for the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and German Foreign Office for over ten years before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, I assisted Afghan students to study in the U.S., and now I am glad I have the opportunity to help American students study abroad. Stop by the office during my walk-in hours (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 2-4pm) or get in touch with me at nazir.noori@pitt.edu or 412-383-4827 to discuss the study abroad options.