Study abroad, or “exchange programs” for Ukrainian students as they are sometimes called, are critical transformations in your life that we must have not only a “study strategy”, and “cultural strategy” but also a serious “networking strategy” and in this Part#1 article entry we will discuss financial scholarships/stipends that can come directly from university professors’s faculty or that can be awarded from the massive sports scholarship budgets of most American universities. In this article, I will showcase The Ohio State University [ located in Columbus Ohio, USA]
Your time in an American, British or European even Canadian university must be greedily used in the obtaining of ideas, information and “know-how”. This new knowledge obtained within a compact time period—whether it be a semester , year or full 4 year diploma program—is still a short amount of dedicated time in your life. Learn from my mistakes and wisdom from doing the right “thing”.
ADVICE #1 : Collaborate on university publications with foreign professors
Believe it or not, the former Soviet Union and your country and any student from this region are still popular first-person resources for lectures, speaking events, academic papers and other publications where a 1st person authenticity is required for adding analysis to the professor’s chosen topic. Your participation may result in publication credit as a “co-author” in a serious and globally read publication for example, :The Havard Law Review” or scientific journals. However, Pyshcology and the social sciences seem to be the most popular as Europe and the former Soviet geography are in dynamic change. Some of your participation could be paid collaboration—the student stipend—which can result as cash immediately from the professor’s pocket or arranged as graduate stipend from the university or from the professor’s faculty budget; from 500 dollars a month to as much as 1500 dollars a month particularly in the hard sciences as a “laboratory assistant” for research.
ADVICE # 2: APPLY FOR THE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP
Did you know that American Universities have the largest FINANCIAL budgets for sports scholarships more than any other university school systems in the world.
The Ohio State University, America’s largest university—with it’s own airport, hospital , fire department, the city’s largest hospital, its own police department ect. . Are you understanding the picture now, American universities have the most money– such as The Ohio State University[USA], because they know how to make money from their sports team franchises and science research centers [they sell patents or license them to corporations] European universities have not figured out how to “monetize” their sports programs for the nation or global audience [ if they would only copy the American model] however, If you have satellite television at your home, pay attention to the different American sports channels dedicated to sports such as ESPN and you will realize how fanatical Americans are about “collegiate sports”; they bet on college sports games in casinos and betting-parlors and now online for the global audience to make millions on college sports games such as : tennis, volleyball, water polo, football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, etc.
Where do you fit into the money available for sports scholarships:
`If you have documented proof that you have competed in a national level within your country, or have national “ranking” for any of the sports listed below, then there is a great chance for be awarded a large scholarship or full tuition scholarship for the following sports for both “mens and womens” teams:
- SOCCER [EUROPEAN “FOOTBALL”]
this a photo of The Ohio State University’s sports stadium. REMEMBER ..IN AMERICA, PHYSICAL EDUCATION IS NOT WHAT YOU CALL IN UKRAINE “P.E” –IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES..SPORTS IS A MULI-TMILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS THAT CREATES “SPORTS-SCHOLARSHIPS” FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS.
TO BE CONTINUED. . . .
Polo Mwonyonyi, Founder
Mwonyonyi Xoldingz Ukraine
Kyiv Student Network