Шануймося! This Ukrainian cult phrase calls for mutual respect, consideration and protection. It expresses the Ukrainian soul – tolerant, peaceful, and hospitable. Truly a country like no other, it would be worth your while to learn a bit more about the virtues, preferences and paradoxes of Ukrainian life.
Ukraine, hidden behind the Iron Curtain for seventy years has now emerged as a free country with its diversity and captivating beauty and challenges to maintaining independence. Be curious about Ukrainians who are curious about you.
This quiz will give you first hand real-life insights and the cultural know-how needed for successfully interacting with Ukrainians both in the workplace and in social life.
Olena Shliakhovchuk holds a degree in Linguistics and a degree in Philosophy and Cultures. She is currently a PHD candidate,focusing her research around intercultural and cross-cultural communication research methods and cultural identity. Olena is bilingual (Ukrainian and Russian), speaks fluent English and Spanish. Her experience of visiting a huge range of countries and involvement in numerous international projects including Peace Corps propelled her into intercultural consultancy specializing on delivering cross-cultural and repatriation trainings to employees at middle and senior management levels and to youth. She also provides interactive webinars and workshops on Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian lifestyle, mentality and business practices and teaches at the National University in Kyiv.