Friday, December 28, 2012

National Treasure by Post - rewards sent to active AmClubs!

Copies of United States' historical documents were sent today via regular mail to most active contributors to the blog "American Clubs - Ukraine"!

This year our special greetings go to Novyj Rozdil and Sambir from Lviv oblast and Mariupol and Makeevka in Donetsk oblast!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Do you want to spend a year in a US university or college? - presentation in Kyiv

Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center invites all interested, to attend a presentation on the Global UGRAD program.

The program is an opportunity for current first-, second-, third and fourth-year undergraduate students to spend one academic year of non-degree study in a US university or community college.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bill of Rights: On the late warm evening of April 2006...

Our portal “American Clubs – Ukraine” commences publishing the essays, submitted to the Second Annual Student Essay Competition in support of Democracy in Ukraine, on the topic “Bill of Rights in the US: Democracy Lessons for Ukraine”.

On the late warm evening of April 2006 a young teenager standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol addressed his American counselor:
-  So, it’s been some 130 years already. And these principles are still actual.
- Yes, they are. And They, probably, couldn’t have even imagined what a difference for all farther generations to come was made.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

American volunteers in Euroclub “Life” in Sambir

Our students enjoy spending time with American volunteers – we had much fun in summer –American camp was gorgeous!

We like meetings with volunteers, as there are not only workshops or trainings, but we expect to have games, learn new activities and work on projects.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Improvisation Theater @ American Club in Donetsk

American Club at the Center for Political Studies (called English speaking club then) was the place we tried Improvisation Theaters for the first time around the year 2006, and it has become a regular practice at all other clubs - for the benefit and much fun of all participants!

Thanks to Peace Corps volunteers William, Richard, Cody and Robert for joining the Club meeting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Join the American Clubs' community in Google+!

Please add this page to your circles! Work together with us to create a functional network of “American Clubs” in schools and universities throughout Ukraine, train their coordinators in methods of non-formal and in-formal education!

Join the communities below, to have a lively communication, to share and to learn from each other!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bill of Rights days in Makeevka

Andrey Zelenskiy - non-formal educator from Makeevka - posted about the events he organized to commemorate the Bill of Rights Day on his school's blog. 

Having conducted two classes on the topic, Andrey included into his agenda the learning of the Bill of Rights, discussion of the rights students wanted to have in Ukraine, as well as improvisation theater performances by the students - on what they have learned on the topic.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bill of Rights Day - Essay Competition Announcement

Center for Political Studies, jointly with the portal “American Clubs – Ukraine”, and the Kyiv Alumni Resource Center (ARC) announces the Second Annual Student Essay Competition in support of Democracy in Ukraine, on the topic “Bill of Rights in the US: Democracy Lessons for Ukraine”.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Haiku on the First Ammendment from Makeevka

Andrey Zelenskiy, member of American Club @ CPS - Donetsk, Ukraine, submitted two entries to the Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge

His haiku's are about the First Ammendment to the US Constitution:

Monday, December 10, 2012

A discussion about American Democracy and Foreign Policy

The public debate on the subject of “An American democracy model and the foreign policy perspectives of the second Barack Obama’s administration” took place on November 30 at Mariupol State University. 

The discussion was held by the “Challenges of 21st century” dispute club with the support of the university’s Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy and the NGO League “DIPCORPUS”. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Join the 2012 Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge!

Haiku can make you closer to Hawaii - participate in the 2012 Bill of Rights Day Haiku Challenge, announced by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii!

December 15, 2012 marks the 221st anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights! Flex your poetic skills to have some fun, think about the Constitution, and help everyone celebrate this amazing milestone.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving ideas

November is the month of Thanksgiving. A turkey, a family dinner, giving thanks... This is one of the ideas how to celebrate this Day at school.

          Being a participant of the round table “Eurasia/South Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Alumni. Best Practicies and Experiences Exchange”, organized by Cultural Affairs Section, US Embassy in Ukraine on November 16-17, 2012, I’ve got great ideas from my colleagues of celebrating Thanksgiving in our school.
           On this day people consider the things they should be thankful for. That's why it is the perfect month for students to give thanks. 
          On November 27, 2012, early in the morning members of Novyi Rozdil school 4 euroclub "Promin Europy" got big sheets of paper and colourful pens ready in the school hall. They invited everybody to write their thanks to people they thought deserve a small amount of recognition. Students addressed their friends, teachers, parents, the school headmaster. Teachers wrote their Thank you to students for being diligent.
          Everybody got the opportunity to write their thoughts on that day. It was a great fun.
The posters were displayed in the school hall during the whole week.
Nataliya Nayavko, teacher of English

Saturday, November 17, 2012

American Clubs on Facebook

Please enjoy our new Facebook page @

Through this page you can also see other American Clubs around the globe!

Friday, November 16, 2012

National Treasure by Post - rewards to active AmClubs!

Most active contributors to the blog "American Clubs - Ukraine" will receive copies of United States' historical documents.

We welcome entries from school and university youth clubs, which promote non-formal learning of US history, culture and political system, connections between Ukrainian and American peers, as well as volunteering in local communities.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Donetsk students experienced a touch of Aloha spirit

During today's meeting of American Club @ Center for Political Studies we discussed Hawaii, recent elections in the US and played Aloha Bingo!

Next meeting will be on Thanksgiving, New York and multiculturalism.

American-Ukrainian Culture Club is commencing work in Poltava oblast

How to answer the simple question of what we know about America? Often the answer is that in America there are dollars, McDonald's and Disneyland. Indeed, it is true, all these answers are correct. But is this really the true America? Do American youth live with absolutely no problems in life? 

Answers to these questions and the opportunity to understand more about Americans has become possible in Omelnik Village.    

More @

Friday, October 5, 2012

Donetsk AmClub @ CPS is meeting CANADEM

Purpose of the meeting - to discuss different types of electoral systems and the role of youth in building civil society.

СANADEM is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes peace and security in the world by consolidating and transferring Canadian experience.

American Club @ CPS, Donetsk - Happy New Year!

LFP Donetsk-DC-Honolulu: American Club @ CPS - Happy New Year!: As the new academic year 2012/13 has started, we @ the Center for Political Studies , restarted our regular English-speaking club - rebranded as American Club in Spring 2012.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

American Club @ Center for Political Studies meets in Donetsk

We are meeting to re-launch the Club after summer vacations!

Today we will talk about the participant's experience in the US, American history and culture, current US politics.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ukrainian Americans - up to 14 % in some States!

The US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, released this map recently - showing where in the States persons of Ukrainian ancestry live. 

I think it would be helpful to involve schools in the US, where children of diaspora are studying, and Ukrainian is taught.

Idea of American Clubs in Ukraine

We are working to create a functional network of “American Clubs” in schools and universities throughout Ukraine, train their coordinators in methods of non-formal and in-formal education. 

Our aim is also to equip clubs with flags, posters, literature and other items on culture, history and political systems of the USA, and other countries of the Americas, and develop an agenda for activities during an academic year and beyond, involving local communities and peers from the Western hemisphere.