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AIESEC in Kyiv, Ukraine | [email protected] | Pr. Peremohy 54/1, of 515 1 Table of Contents About Kyiv ..................................................................................................................................................... 2 History ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Entertainment ........................................................................................................................................... 2 Climate ...................................................................................................................................................... 3 Modern Kiev .............................................................................................................................................. 3 State holidays ................................................................................................................................................ 3 International Time ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Transportation .............................................................................................................................................. 4 Rail Information ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Subway ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Communication ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Post Office ................................................................................................................................................. 4 Phones....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Medical Facilities ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Money ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 Exchange rates .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Credit Cards............................................................................................................................................... 5 Prices ......................................................................................................................................................... 5 Other ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 Business Hours .......................................................................................................................................... 6 Electricity................................................................................................................................................... 7 Etiquette ................................................................................................................................................... 7 Check list (Don’t forget to bring….) ........................................................................................................... 7 Way from the airport ................................................................................................................................ 7 Ukrainian Words and Phrases ....................................................................................................................... 8 Ukrainian Numbers ................................................................................................................................... 9 Visas to Ukraine .......................................................................................................................................... 10 About LC ...................................................................................................................................................... 11 Contacts .................................................................................................................................................. 11

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Page 1: Reception booklet LC Kyiv

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Table of Contents About Kyiv ..................................................................................................................................................... 2

History ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Entertainment ........................................................................................................................................... 2 Climate ...................................................................................................................................................... 3 Modern Kiev .............................................................................................................................................. 3

State holidays ................................................................................................................................................ 3 International Time ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Transportation .............................................................................................................................................. 4

Rail Information ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Subway ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

Communication ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Post Office ................................................................................................................................................. 4 Phones ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Medical Facilities ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Money ........................................................................................................................................................... 5

Exchange rates .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Credit Cards ............................................................................................................................................... 5 Prices ......................................................................................................................................................... 5

Other ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 Business Hours .......................................................................................................................................... 6 Electricity ................................................................................................................................................... 7 Etiquette ................................................................................................................................................... 7 Check list (Don’t forget to bring….) ........................................................................................................... 7 Way from the airport ................................................................................................................................ 7

Ukrainian Words and Phrases ....................................................................................................................... 8 Ukrainian Numbers ................................................................................................................................... 9

Visas to Ukraine .......................................................................................................................................... 10 About LC ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

Contacts .................................................................................................................................................. 11

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About Kyiv

History Kiev is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country

on the Dnieper River. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern

Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical

landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport,

including the Kiev Metro.

The name Kiev is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of four legendary founders of the city

(brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv and sister Lybid'). During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in

Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city may

have been founded in the 5th century as a trading post, perhaps part of the land of the early Slavs. It

gradually acquired eminence as the centre of Rus civilization, becoming in the tenth to twelfth centuries

the political and cultural capital of Rus', a semi-feudal confederation of Slavic principalities to the east of

Poland. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for

the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories

controlled by its powerful neighbors: first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, followed by Poland and Russia.

The city prospered again during the Russian industrial revolution in the late 19th century. After

the turbulent period following the Russian Revolution of 1917, from 1921 onwards Kiev was an important

city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and, from 1934, its capital. During World War II, the city

again suffered significant damage, but quickly recovered in the post-war years remaining the third largest

city of the Soviet Union. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Ukrainian independence of

1991, Kiev remained the capital of Ukraine.

Entertainment

There are many bars, cafes, night clubs, where you can go with AIESEC members for relaxation. Also can

organize external Language Exchange Clubs where you can learn Russian or make discussions in English.

Our members extracurricular participate in Toastmasters Club and other NGOs, are involved in projects,

so it will be easy to find someone with similar interests. Also there are Catholic churches and an Indian

temple, Japanese Cultural Center for instance, where interns from different countries can find their native

culture.

With friends it is common to go to chill in parks, cafes, do ice-skating, watch movies, do sightseeing

around the city. So if you get bored, just go to main street Kreschatik and enjoy the city with someone

from our LC!

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Climate

Kiev has a continental humid climate. The warmest months are June, July, and August, with mean

temperatures of 13.8 to 24.8 °C (56.9 to 76.7 °F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with

mean temperatures of −4.6 to -1.1 °C (23.7 to 30.0 °F). The highest ever temperature recorded in the city

was 39.4 °C (103.0 °F) on 31 July 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the city was -32.2 °C (-

26.0 °F). Snow cover usually lies from mid-November to the end of March, with the frost-free period

lasting 180 days on average, but surpassing 200 days in recent years. There are four seasons during the

year: winter (December-February), spring (March-May), summer (June – August), fall (September-

November). Please bring appropriate clothes depending on the season when you arrive.

Modern Kiev Modern Kiev is a mix of the old and the new, seen in everything from the architecture to the stores and to

the people themselves. Experiencing great population growth between the 1970s and the mid-'90s, the city

has continued its consistent growth after the turn of the millennium. As a result, Kiev's "downtown" is a

dotted contrast of new, modern buildings amongst the pale yellows, blues and grays of older apartments.

Urban sprawl has gradually reduced, while population densities of suburbs has increased. The most

expensive properties are located in the Pechersk, and Khreshchatyk areas. It is also prestigious to own a

property in newly constructed buildings in the Kharkivskyi Raion or Obolon along the Dnieper.

Ukrainian independence at the turn of the millennium has heralded other changes. Western-style

residential complexes, modern nightclubs, classy restaurants and prestigious hotels opened in the centre.

Music from Europe and North America started appearing on Ukrainian music charts. And most

importantly, with the easing of the visa rules in 2005.Ukraine is positioning itself as a prime tourist

attraction, with Kiev, among the other large cities, looking to profit from new opportunities. The centre of

Kiev has been cleaned up and buildings have been restored and redecorated, especially the Khreshchatyk

street and the Independence Square. Many historic areas of Kiev, such as Andriyivskyy Descent, have

become popular street vendor locations, where one can find traditional Ukrainian art, religious items,

books, game sets (most commonly chess) as well as jewelry for sale.

State holidays 1 January – New Year‟s {Parties and fests all around with fireworks and huge celebration. AIESECers

usually organize party and cook food together, drink and stay up until morning.}

7 January – Christmas {More religious holiday. Families get together to have meal of 12 dishes. It is nice

to be invited to have dinner with somebody and share holy atmosphere.}

8 March – Women‟s Day {Men usually give plenty of flowers to women and behave with respect.}

April (or May) – Easter {People go to church to bless food in baskets and after that have meal together.}

1-2 May – Labor Day {Nothing special happens. Free time to go to park or chill with family and friends.}

9 May – Victory Day {Parades along the city and it is common to give flowers to veterans, go to Park of

Glory and other parks.}

28 June – Constitution Day {Some governmental events.}

24 August – Independence Day {Parades, fireworks, celebrations, concerts all around the country.}

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International Time

Ukraine has on time zone, GMT+2 hr. Daylight savings time is observed from the first Sunday in

April to the last Sunday in October when you will need to advance your clocks by one hour.

Transportation

Rail Information

Kiev is connected to European and Asian cities via an extensive network of railways. The

capital‟s train station is located in the centre of the city and is situated right next to the “Vokzalna” metro

station. Train travel is the least expensive and most convenient way to reach just about any location. There

are three comfort classes for long distance train travel: luxury-soft with two pull-out beds for more space,

coupe-soft with four beds, and “platskart” with six beds per compartment. However, electric commuter

trains, called „elektropotyahy‟ or „ elektrychky‟ are usually outfitted with only hard wooden benches and

no amenities. They are generally very crowded, especially on weekends and in the summer time when

people travel to their summerhouses.It is always wise to bring your own toilet paper, soap, and supply of

food and a drink. Option to check schedule is available on http://uz.gov.ua/?lng=uk in Ukrainian only.

Subway The most convenient way of transport is subway. The official web page is under the link

http://www.metro.kiev.ua/. Monthly ticket price for the subway is 95 UAH, and one ride costs 1.7 UAH.

Kyiv metro has 4 lines and connects 8 of 10 city districts. To some of city parts it is better to go by buses,

route buses (called „marshrutka‟), trams, trolleybuses, prices in city transport is 1.5 UAH, sometimes

though reaching 2.5 UAH per ride.

Communication

Post Office

Post offices are located all around the city. At the Central Post Office you can buy stamps, post

cards, use fax machines and make international calls. Post card to the world costs less than $ 1.00, to

check services please go to http://www.ukrposhta.com/www/upost_en.nsf.

Phones

For calls in Kyiv, public telephones located all over the city require phone cards, which you can

buy at every post office. The rates for phone calls to Europe are about $0.60 - $ 1.50 per minute. Calls to

the United States are about $2.50 per minute. Almost all AIESECers use operator LIFE

http://www.life.com.ua/ It offers the cheapest prices and you will be able to call abroad for low rates.

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Ukrainian numbers start from +38 (city or operator code) for Kyiv (XXX-XX-XX), for example

+380446718133 is a land phone in Kyiv. Major mobile operators are Kyivstar (067, 096, 097, 098), MTS

(050, 095, 066, 099), LIFE (063, 093), Beeline (068). Since the competition most of the operators offer

free connection inside of network under some conditions. Usual expenses per month do not exceed $ 7.00

Medical Facilities Medical care in Ukraine is limited. The availability of basic medical supplies, including disposable

needles, anaesthetics, and antibiotics has improved. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash

payment for health services. Foreign medical insurance is not always valid for Ukraine. Travellers have

found that in some cases, supplemental medical insurance with specific overseas coverage, including air

evacuation coverage has proved to be useful.

Money

The Ukrainian national currency is the Gryvnya. However, it is preferable to bring Euro or USA

dollars with you. You can exchange them in any major bank or at any exchange point around the city.

You will identify those points by the name of „обмін валюти‟ if it is written in Ukrainian Language or

„обмен валюты‟ if it is written in Russian Language.

Changing U.S. dollars for Ukrainian Hryvnias or another currency is legal only at banks, currency

exchange desks at hotels and at licensed exchange booths. Beware of changing money on the streets or

with private individuals: it's illegal and it can be dangerous. Remember however that old or damaged bill

may not be accepted or accepted under the lower rate. The "hard currency" stores only accept Hryvnias

but almost all of them have a money exchange booth on the premises.

Exchange rates To learn the current exchange rate of hryvna (UAH) to almost any currency check the following link:

http://www.bank.gov.ua/kurs/engl/last_kurs1.htm

Credit Cards

Ukraine is a cash economy. Traveler's checks and credit cards however are in large usage in Kyiv

American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are commonly accepted. A passport or diplomatic card may be

required whenever a credit card is used. Customs regulations prohibit sending cash, traveler‟s checks,

personal checks, credit cards or passports through the international mail system to Ukraine. These items

are regularly confiscated as contraband by customs authorities.

Prices Kyiv is generally not very expensive city. Prices for clothes are more expensive than in the US or EU

however. Food and drinks are quite affordable. To updated list of prices please visit

http://www.tefl.com/home/col_survey.html?ci_id=88&tefl_session=9fad1961fc581111f947e98b26b81f3d&x=1&y=1

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Food and Drink

Milk 1ltr./2.11pints UAH 4.00 $0.49 £0.32 €0.37

Butter 500gr./1.10lbs. UAH 4.00 $0.49 £0.32 €0.37

Plain yoghurt 180gr./6.35oz. UAH 5.00 $0.62 £0.40 €0.46

Cheese 500gr./1.10lbs. UAH 25.00 $3.09 £2.02 €2.29

Eggs 12 (large) UAH 7.00 $0.87 £0.57 €0.64

Bread (white loaf) 1 kg./2.20lbs. UAH 3.00 $0.37 £0.24 €0.27

Bread Whole (wheat loaf)1 kg./2.20lbs. UAH 3.00 $0.37 £0.24 €0.27

Rice (long grain) 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 15.00 $1.86 £1.21 €1.37

Spaghetti 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 12.00 $1.48 £0.97 €1.10

Sugar (white) 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 6.00 $0.74 £0.49 €0.55

Flour (white) 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 5.00 $0.62 £0.40 €0.46

Cornflakes (packet) 375gr./13.23oz. UAH 13.00 $1.61 £1.05 €1.19

Potatoes 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 4.00 $0.49 £0.32 €0.37

Onions 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 3.00 $0.37 £0.24 €0.27

Tomatoes 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 15.00 $1.86 £1.21 €1.37

Oranges 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 10.00 $1.24 £0.81 €0.92

Apples 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 5.00 $0.62 £0.40 €0.46

Bananas 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 12.00 $1.48 £0.97 €1.10

Whole peeled tomatoes (can) 250gr./8.82oz. UAH 9.00 $1.11 £0.73 €0.82

Fresh beef filet 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 55.00 $6.80 £4.45 €5.04

Pork loin 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 50.00 $6.19 £4.05 €4.58

Cooked ham 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 75.00 $9.28 £6.07 €6.87

Sausages 1kg./2.20lbs. UAH 45.00 $5.57 £3.64 €4.12

Black pepper 50gr./1.76oz. UAH 3.00 $0.37 £0.24 €0.27

Frozen pizza 320gr./11.29oz. UAH 20.00 $2.47 £1.62 €1.83

Milk chocolate (bar) 100gr./3.52oz. UAH 5.00 $0.62 £0.40 €0.46

Beer (local, can) 0.33lt./11.15oz. UAH 3.00 $0.37 £0.24 €0.27

Cigarettes (20 pack, imported) UAH 6.00 $0.74 £0.49 €0.55

Household

Shower gel 250ml./8.45oz. UAH 15.00 $1.86 £1.21 €1.37

Soap (bar)150gr./5.29oz. UAH 2.00 $0.25 £0.16 €0.18

Toothpaste 120gr./4.24oz. UAH 8.00 $0.99 £0.65 €0.73

Deodorant 50ml./1.69oz. UAH 15.00 $1.86 £1.21 €1.37

Razors/blades (5 pack) UAH 20.00 $2.47 £1.62 €1.83

Men's shampoo & haircut UAH 60.00 $7.42 £4.86 €5.50

Women's shampoo & haircut UAH 120.00 $14.85 £9.72 €11.00

Other

Business Hours

An eight-hour day is considered a normal work day, Monday through Friday. A lunch break is

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taken between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Most banks are open without breaks, Monday through

Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Shops and malls are open 24/7, excluding some cases.

Electricity

220 volts, 50Hz is the standard electrical voltage throughout Ukraine. To use electrical appliances

you will need a converter as well as an Eastern-European plug adapter.

Etiquette When visiting Ukraine, there are a few simple rules of etiquette that may be useful:

If invited into a family home, it is traditional to bring a gift. A bottle of wine, a cake or flowers

is customary. If there is a child in the house, it s appropriate to provide him/her with a small

gift as well.

If you bring flowers, make sure it is an uneven number of flowers.

Do not shake hands across the threshold of a door. It is considered bad luck.

When shaking hands, take of your gloves.

Be prepared to remove your shoes upon entering a home. To keep apartments clean, most

hosts will provide you with a pair of slippers.

On public transportation, give up your seat to mothers with children, the elderly, or the infirm.

At the entrance of upscale restaurants, expect that your coat, briefcase or baggage will be

checked.

When eating dinner at someone‟s home, casual dress is accepted.

Be ready to give toasts at dinner, for gusts are often asked to do so.

Be prepared to accept all food and drink offered you when visiting friends. Ukrainians are

known for their generosity when it comes to feeding others. Turning down food may be

considered to be rude.

In Orthodox churches, women wear scarves or hats, and men take off their hats.

Check list (Don’t forget to bring….) There are few things that you should not forget to include into your luggage when coming. We are going

to give you some hints here:

some typical sweets or dishes

your National flag and all sort of presentation materials

if you take any sort of medicine, bring the prescription with you

if you wear glasses and contact lenses, also bring the prescription with you

your dictionary, from your language into English or into Russian

some recipes of your traditional dishes

some small souvenirs. Many times families may host you and it would be nice if you can

leave them some presents from your country

Way from the airport Kyiv has two airports, however all flights usually are serviced in one – “Boryspil”. Boryspil is also the

city approximately 40 min to the east of Kyiv. If you arrive to Ukraine it is the best to take shuttle bus,

schedule you can see here http://kbp.com.ua/english/transport/buses.-schedule.-stops.html

It is more convenient for AIESEC members to pick up interns at train station (to which this shuttle goes),

since it is connected to the subway.

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Ukrainian Words and Phrases Key to abbreviations: frm = formal / polite, inf = informal, sg = singular, pl = plural

English Українська (Ukrainian)

Welcome Ласкаво просимо (Laskavo proschmo) Вітаємо (Bitajemo)

Hello

Вітаю (Vitayu) – frm, Привіт (Pryvit) - inf

Алло (Allo) Слухаю (Sluchaju) - on phone

How are you?

I'm fine, thanks. And you?

Як ти? (Jak ty?)

Дякую, добре. А ви? (Djakuju, dobre. A vy?)

Long time no see Давно не бачились (Davno ne bačiliś)

What's your name?

My name is ...

Як тебе звати (Jak tebe zvaty?) inf, sg

Як вас звати (Jak vas zvaty?) frm/inf pl

Мене звуть (Mene zvuť ...)

Where are you from?

I'm from ...

Звідки ви? (Zvidky vy?)

Я з ... (Ja z ...)

Pleased to meet you Приємно познайомитися (Prijemno poznajomytysia)

Good morning Добного ранку! (Dobnoho ranku)

Good afternoon Доброго дня (Dobroho dnia)

Good evening Доброго вечора (Dobroho večora)

Good night На добраніч (Na dobranič)

Goodbye До побачення (Do pobačennja)

Good luck

Щасти вам/тобі! (Ščasty vam/tobi)

Нехай щастить! (Nechaj ščastytʼ)

На все добре! (Na vse dobre)

Cheers/Good health! Будьмо (Budʼmo), За здоровя (Za zdorovja)

Have a nice day Гарного дня (Harnoho dnja)

Bon appetit Смачного! (Smačnoho)

Bon voyage Щасливої подорожі (Ščaslyvoji podoroži)

I don't understand Я не розумію (Ja ne rozumiju)

Please speak more slowly

Ви не могли б розмовляти повільніше

(Vy ne mogly b rozmovljaty poviľniše) - frm

Розмовляй повільніше (Rozmovliaj poviľniše) - inf

Please write it down

Запишіть це, якщо маєте ласку

(Zapyšiť, jakščo majete lasku)

Будь ласка записати це (Buď laska zapysaty ce)

Do you speak Ukrainian?

Yes, a little

Ви розмовляєте українською?

(Vy rozmovliajete ukrajinśkoju)

Так, трохи (Tak, trochy)

How do you say ...

in Ukrainian?

Як сказати українською ...?

(Jak skazaty ukrajinśkoju ...?)

Excuse me Перепрошую! (Pereprošuju)

How much is this? Скільки це коштує? (Skiľky ce koštuje?)

Sorry Вибачте! (Vybačte)

Thank you Дякую (Diakuju) Дуже дякую (Duže diakuju)

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Response Прошу будь даска (Prošu, buď laska)

Where's the toilet? Де туалет? (De tualet?)

This gentleman/lady

will pay for everything

Цей пан платить за все (Cej pan platityť za vse) - gentleman

Ця пані платить за все (Cia pani platityť za vse) - lady

Would you like to

dance with me?

Хочеш зi мною потанцювати?

(Chočeš zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?) - inf

Хочете зi мною потанцювати?

(Chočete zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?) - frm

I love you

Я тебе кохаю (Ja tebe kochaju)

Я тебе люблю (Ja tebe liubliu)

Get well soon Видужуй[те] (Vydužuj[te])

Leave me alone! Залиште мене у спокої! (Zalyšte mene u spokoji)

Help!

Fire!

Stop!

Допоможіть! (Dopomožiť!)

Пожежа! (Požeža!)

Стій! (Stij!)

Call the police! Викличте міліцію (Vyklyčte miliciju)

Merry Christmas

and Happy New Year

Веселого Різдва і з Новим Роком

(Veseloho Rizdva i z Novym Rokom)

Happy Easter

Христос Воскрес! (Khrystos Voskres!) Christ is Risen!

Воїстину Воскрес! (Voyistynu Voskres!) Truly He is Risen! - reply

З Великодніми святами (Z Velykodnimy sviatamy)

Happy Birthday

Многая Літа (Mnohaja Lita) = "Many Years"

З днем народження (Z dnem narodžennia)

Ukrainian Numbers

NUMBE ENGLISH TRAN NUMBER ENGLISH TION

1 one o-dyn 20 twenty dvad-tsyat‟

2 two dva 21 twenty-one dvad-tsyat‟ o-dyn

3 three try 30 thirty tryd-tsyat

4 four cho-ty-ry 40 forty so-rok

5 five pyat 50 fifty pyat-de-syat

6 six shist‟ 60 sixty shist-de-syat

7 seven sim 70 seventy sim-de-syat

8 eight vi-sim 80 eighty vi-sim-deh-syat

9 nine de-vyat‟ 90 ninety de-vya-no-sto

10 ten de-syat‟ 100 one hundred sto

11 eleven O-dy-nad-tsyat‟ 200 two hunred dwisti

12 twelve Dva-nad-tsyat‟ 1,000 one thousand ty-syacha

13 thirteen try-nad-tsyat‟ 2,000 two thousands dwi ty-syachi

14 fourteen cho-tyr-nad-tsyat‟ 1,000,000 one million Mil‟yion

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Visas to Ukraine

Most citizens of other countries require a visa to travel to Ukraine.

Citizens of EU, Switzerland and Liechtenstein: beginning with 1 September 2005 visas to

Ukraine are not required for EU or Swiss citizens who enter Ukraine or transit through its

territory for the period of time of up to 90 days with a valid travel passport.

Citizens of USA and Canada: beginning with July 1, 2005 visas to Ukraine are not required for

the US and Canadian citizens who enter Ukraine within six months after their previous trip to

Ukraine or transit through its territory for a period of up to 90 days with a valid American travel

passport.

The US citizens need to make sure that their current medical insurance has coverage in Ukraine.

Citizens of Japan: beginning with August 1, 2005 visas to Ukraine are not required for the

Japanese citizens who enter Ukraine or transit through its territory for a period time of up to 90

days with a valid Japanese travel passport.

There are cases when visas to Ukraine are required for the US, Canadian, EU, Swiss, Japanese citizens.

E.g. visas are required for the citizens who enter Ukraine with the purpose of employment, permanent

residency, study and work at the diplomatic missions in Ukraine or with any other purpose if they are

going to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days.

If you are a citizen of any other country or the rules above do not apply to your situation, then you need to

apply for a Ukrainian visa at the consulate. No invitation letters are required for citizens of the US,

Canada, Japan and Turkey for obtaining official, business, private, cultural, or sports visas.

No visas are required for citizens of Mongolia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent

States (except Turkmenistan).

You may apply for visa to Ukraine at the Consular/Visa Section of the Embassy of Ukraine. For the list of

Ukrainian Embassies »click here.

AIESEC in Kyiv can provide you with an official invitation letter from the Ministry of Education or other,

but we prefer not to deal with governmental stuff. For citizens of India and China visa process may take

over one month.

For all types of visas (business, private, tourist, transit etc.) the following documents should be submitted:

completed visa application form for each applicant holding a separate passport or being included

in the joint passport;

fully valid passport/travel document ;

two recent passport sized photographs;

invitation;

two separate postal orders (or company cheques) covering the handling charge and visa fee;

contact telephone numbers of all applicants (work, home or mobile).

The period of visa processing is 3-10 working days.

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About LC AIESEC in Kyiv was established first as a part of USSR in 1989 and then gained independence together

with Ukraine in 1991. After 2008 Ukraine is in top 10 countries by exchange performance and

membership. Kyiv, is not the strongest LC but the most financially sustainable and with most members –

120 actively involved students. Every year AIESEC in Kyiv organizes nearly 15 projects and members

work for specific projects with more interest than in functional area. Among those there are conferences

on marketing, finance, IT, career days, long term soft skills workshops and social projects based on

exchange.

Executive board 2010-2011 is presented by:

LCP –Yulia Palamarchuk

VP ER – Tetiana Kashevko

ER Coor – Vitaliy Bondarchuk

Comm Coor – Julia Bortnik

VP OGX – Daria Kogut

VP ICX DT/ET – Svitlana Kogut

MT/TT ICX Coor – Helen Kyryliuk

VP TM – Evgeniya Lukianets

VP LC Development – Iryna Nemyrovych

For more information visit official LC KYIV wiki on myaiesec.net

Contacts Office of AIESEC in Kyiv is situated on subway station Shuliavska on pr. Peremohy 54/1, of. 515 in Kyiv

National Economic University. That building is usually used for LCMs every Friday at 18.30.

mContact e-mail is [email protected].