International cooperation between KNUTE and the Federation "Exchanges France - Ukraine" in conditions of Covid-19General Information
On November 17th, 2021, in Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Anatolii Mazaraki, the Rector of KNUTE had an online meeting with Jacques Forgeron, the Co-president of the Federation «Exchanges France - Ukraine» (FEFU). The purpose of this online meeting was to re-sign the cooperation agreement between KNUTE and FEFU and to select KNUTE students for linguistic and professional summer internships in France. Valeriy Sai, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Tetiana Dupliak, Director of the European Education Center, Olga Gonse, FEFU Secretary and Herve Frade, FEFU French teacher also attended the online meeting.
It is worth mentioning that the cooperation between KNUTE and FEFU has lasted for 6 years and still continues despite even the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Just this summer, two KNUTE students had been on a professional internship in France. Victoriia Parkhomenko was an intern at the SPA Hotel «Le Belvedere» in Losert, while Daryna Vakarova took part in the sound and light show "Historical frescoes of Bridier". The theme for this year’s show was the Second World War. During their internship in France, students are not only able to master their professional skills at various businesses, but also have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the French language and get acquainted with the culture, traditions and history of this country.
According to the results of this year's interviews, four KNUTE students were selected for linguistic and professional internships. The issue of conducting an intensive two-week online course in French specialized terminology for our students was also discussed. A teacher from France may arrive to KNUTE for the second semester of this academic year if the epidemiological situation improves.