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Unwinding in Ukraine

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Getting acclimatised to the academic culture at Ukraine was a journey of self-discovery for NARESH SAGAR.

“Why Ukraine?”— was a common question raised by my friends and relatives. I wondered what could possibly be wrong with the“bread basket” of Europe and was shocked to hear apprehensions about the place not being safe.

Even though Ukraine is not on the most famous cities list, it is one the most visited cities in the world. Letting go of all my fears and doubts about my decision, I stepped into a new world. I found the people to be friendly, and all the initial inhibitions I had, vanished. Education was the main reason for me to leave India. Will my aspiration be fulfilled? Now a new doubt popped up. During my final year of undergraduate programme, I did a thorough research about the Universities which offered masters (in English) in Aeronautical programme, and that was when I came across “Kharkiv Aviation Institute — National Aerospace University”. It is one of the few universities in the world which is completely dedicated to Aviation and offers UG, PG and Ph.D programmes. The university offers 52 courses under seven faculties in the Russian medium and the good news is that it offers eight courses in the English medium for foreign students.

Hailing from Chennai, the extreme cold weather here completely paralysed me. I installed heaters in my room as I was the only guy unable to cope with Ukraine’s harsh winter.

The writer is pursuing his Masters at National Aerospace University-Kharkiv Aviation Institute, Ukraine.


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