One-to-one, personalised Russian language tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues.
Type of House: Apartment
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
27.06.83 - Odessa State University named after I.Mechnikov (geography teacher)
10.09.82 - Odessa State University named after I.Mechnikov (sport instructor). For the past 14 years, has worked with foreign tourists visiting the Carpathians.
Hobbies and Interests
Tourism, sport, geography
Excursions and Local Attractions
Yaremcha, Rahiv, Vorohta, Goverla mountain. During leisure time of language course we offer our students:
- to get the highest mountain top in the Ukrainian Carpathians - Goverla (2061m.)
- excursions to Yaremche
- excursions to Chornohora ridge with it’s unique alpine fields and glacial lakes
- excursions to Dovbush Cliffs, where as people say there is a way to the next world
- to spent a day at the Carpathian Natural Preserve
- to see hutsul villages
Accommodation, Facilities and Local Area
We are inviting you to Verkhovyna, the center of Ukrainian Carpathians. We are offering you interesting program with accommodation in comfortable 3 rooms apartment in a new building in the centre of our village. Verkhovyna is a small mountainous village where students can have more than just improving their language knowledge and skills but also spend great time travelling to the mountain tops, breathing fresh air, tasting natural fruits and vegetables, discovering Hutsul culture. We are offering you an apartment with three separate rooms with furniture, TV, phone, computer (with Internet connection), fully equipped kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet.
Your host will be guided by qualified ski-instructor and his wife offerring you the best Ukrainian dishes. You will be also offered to try different herbal drinks. Their 20 year old daughter is a native Ukrainian speaker.
Village Verkhovyna is located on the bank of the Chornyy Cheremosh River reach of trout, stream and the Danube salmon, also this river is famous for its rapids which are good for extreme kinds of water tourism. The village is surrounded by pine forests. You can use computer with Internet, car, highly qualified mountain- and ski-instructor. In summertime, you have available rafting, excursions to the Carpathians sights, visiting museums, national parks and reserves, climbing to the highest Ukrainian mountain tops. In winter, hosts offer mountain ski training, skiing, sledging, visiting skiing lodge of Bukovel, walking tours to mountains, horse-riding, picnics and barbeque in the snow-covered Carpathian mountains.
Your host is an official representative of Union for Promotion of Rural Green Tourism Development in Ukraine, Verkhovyna district and is also a professional guide and mountain rescuer. Mountain climbing, 1 or 2 days of walking-tours, mushrooms and berries gathering, mountain ski training will be offered.
Transfer and transport service, picnics, visiting of Hutsuls kolyba, sauna, and bathing in Chornyi Cheremosh River are provided. Hosts offer catering (including Hutsuls cuisine - porridge, banosh with brynza, mushrooms with sour-cream or home-cooking.