Quarantine & Learn
Bored and looking for something to do? Check out these courses!
Learn About Ukraine
Learn the Ukrainian language with more than 100 courses in Ukrainian!
Learn Ukrainian history from some of Ukraine’s top universities. The site even offers a beginner (A1 / A2) Ukrainian course.
Learn about Ukrainian culture – how to cook borsch or write (paint) Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Learn a Language
Duolingo – one of the most popular and offers a Ukrainian course!
Price: Free, paid subscription provides extra benefits
Rosetta Stone – one of the most successful language-learning programmes of all-time. No Ukrainian, but you can study Russian.
Price: 35.97 USD for 3 months (1 language), 95.88 USD for 12 months (all languages)
Local Schools – some of Kyiv’s most popular schools include Echo, Nova Mova, and Language Lab.
Site: Echo (echoee.com), Nova Mova (novamova.net), and Language Lab (languagelab.in.ua)
Price: Varies depending on school, type and frequency of class
Go Back to School
EdX – With more than 2 500 courses from universities like Harvard and MIT, you’ll be sure to find something to your liking.
Price: Free to audit, certificates cost between 50 – 300 USD
Coursera – Offers over 3 800 courses covering anything you can imagine – from cryptocurrencies to clowning.
Price: Free to audit, single courses vary, subscription 39 – 79 USD/month
Udemy – If you’re looking for a particular skillset, like Microsoft Office or how to play the piano, start here.
Price: Currently most courses are on sale for 9.99 – 16.99 USD
Masterclass – It’s like picking the brain of the biggest celebrity in your field, from Gary Kasparov teaching chess to Natalie Portman teaching acting.
Price: 90 USD per class or 180 USD for annual subscription (currently 2-for-1).
Ted Talks – Hundreds of inspiring talks on a wide range of topics.
Learn Finances with McGill University & the Royal Bank of Canada – offered by one of Canada’s most prestigious universities, this 8-module program will help you navigate your own world of finance.
Learn Security while abroad with the UN’s Advanced Security in the Field – designed for UN personnel living abroad and required by OSCE SMM staff, this course offers useful tips for all expats living in Ukraine.
Learn First Aid at Pro Trainings – could there be any better skillset to pick up in the middle of a pandemic? Plenty of health training options available.
Price: The course is free, but it costs 49.95 USD for the certification for the full options (Healthcare BLS, CPR & First Aid).
PopSugar Fitness – a popular YouTube channel that will have you dropping those calories to an up-scale beat of your choice.
Freeletics – Like having your own personal trainer. Choose the program and exercises that best suit what you want to do – burn fat, build muscle, or get fit.
Price: Free to access some workouts, 7 – 12 USD / month for subscription including private trainer & nutrition guidance
Core Power Yoga on Demand – looking for something a little more low-key? Core Power has dozens of yoga exercises that you can follow along at home.
Learn a Skill
Skillshare – want to learn photography? Animation? Graphic Design? Writing? Well, Skillshare has a course for you!
Cooking at Thekitchn.com – while you could go with the celebrity chefs at The Food Network, why not start out with the cosy 20-class programme that brims with useful information and interesting ideas.
Digital Marketing – while you could find most of these classes on the platforms above, if you just want a one-stop, all-you-need programme, check out this 11-course bundle from the New York Post.
Price: 39 USD for the entire package