Ukraine is situated in the Eastern Europe. In the South, it is surrounded by the Black and Sea of Azov. Ukraine is a country with highly developed industries, science and culture. Its population is about 46.5 million people, it takes the first place among European countries by its territory. It is one of the Republics of the former Soviet Union. In 1991, Ukraine declared itself an independent country. At present, it is a contender for membership in the European Union Nations. Ukraine is one of the peaceful and most stable countries. It is acknowledged as offering high quality of life. 97% Population in Ukraine are Christians. The Ukrainian nation is widely known for hospitality. The Ukrainians are always glad to welcome guests who feel here at home.
The international airport of Kiev is the air gate of the country. Besides Kiev airport you can take international flights from Odessa. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Check, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Ukraine has a well developed transport system. So there will be no problems to get to any part of the country. You can travel all over the country by Air, train or bus. Local transport includes metro, buses, trolleybuses, trams.
Capital of Ukraine – Kiev Language spoken – Russian ,Ukrainian ,English, Population – 46.5 million, Territory – 6, 03,700 sq .km, National currency is Hryvnia (UHR).1 USD = 8,0Hryvnia(01/01/2010) Border countries – Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova.
You can change foreign currency in banks, money exchanges, in the international airport. In the airport the currency rate is the same as in other places. Payment for purchasing and services is done in Hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in US Dollar/EURO. You can use credit cards of international payment systems. They can be used in all shops, malls, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants. In cities the network of exchange machines is well developed including the most popular banks. Here you can save money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian Hryvnia. Banks are situated in all regions of the country. It makes it easier to transfer money through companies like Western Union and others.
Ukraine has temperate continental climate in the mainland with Mediterranean climate on the coastal belt. Winters vary from cool along the Black sea to cold farther inland. Average annual temperatures range from 5.5–7 °C (42–45 °F) in the north, to 11–13 °C (52–55.4 °F) in the south.
Higher Education for Foreign Students
Ukraine has always been open to foreign students. There are about 1000 institutes of Higher Education in Ukraine and over 30,000 international students are enrolled in various institutes from over 100 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa. The international student community in Ukraine comprises men and women from all over the world; who have the invaluable experience of studying together with students from many different cultural and national backgrounds. Contact with students from many countries in the world broadens understanding of other peoples & provides valuable friendships, many of which last a lifetime.
The people of Ukraine have created good architecture. Monuments from 11th to 18th centuries can be seen throughout Ukraine. Industry is well developed. Space, rocket engineering, aircraft & ship building, high tech equipment production, micro electronics, chip development, media technology and genetic engineering are not able examples. Ukraine has launched 6 self made Satellites and 101 launch vehicles. Many specialists from the developing countries have graduated from the educational institutions of Ukraine.