By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate
There will be thousands of football fans heading to Ukraine for the European Championship this summer, but could the Eastern European country be a popular destination for you for other reasons? Kyiv is an awe-inspiring city with a whole range of fantastic experiences to offer the keen traveller. Kyiv is a city that represents the majority of the wealth in Ukraine, and it shows through inspiring, almost Dickensian architecture. In addition to this, the city is brought to life with trees and parks spread everywhere creating a naturally exuberant feel. That is until the night when the city is powered with a neon glow and there are plenty of bars, nightclubs and restaurants to offer tourists a great night out.
Ukraine is home to incredible natural resources, ancient wonders and a lively, affable populace.
If this sounds like something that you would like to get involved in then there are a few important points to consider. You will be required to purchase your own flight and these can vary from affordable to expensive depending on service provider. You will also require a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification if you are to be considered for employment. The length of commitment is usually 12 months and the cost of living is on the cheaper side with average cost if living being $500-700 depending on lifestyle. Please also remember that you will require a full working visa.
There are full and part-time teaching schedules available and the demand for English-speaking language teachers is quite high at the moment so this could be a great destination to increase your employability.
Ukraine is a country with a rich and interesting history and will provide you to meet remarkable, out of the ordinary people. Jump headfirst into an Eastern European adventure today!