What is the end date for the Summer Work and Travel (SWT) program?
End date of the SWT program is September 7, 2010.
If a particular department (faculty) starts the academic year later than the rest of the university, can a student provide proof from the university that s/he is allowed to return to school later?
No, the SWT program concludes on Sept. 7, 2010. No exceptions will be made.
Do first year students have to provide proof that they have passed all exams? When should they apply for a visa?
Yes, they do need to provide proof that they have passed all necessary exams. They may apply at any time, preferably, when they have all needed documents, i.e. proof that they passed all exams.
Are foreign students eligible for participation in SWT program?
Yes, but it may be very difficult for them to prove their ties to Ukraine, which is a requirement in order to obtain an exchange visa.
If a person has received a parking ticket, should it be considered an arrest and marked yes in question #36?
S/he can let the officer know about the incident, but it’s not considered to be an arrest. An arrest is when the police officer places handcuffs on the individual, takes his or her fingerprints, and they go to the police station together. If this has happened to the applicant, he or she must mark yes to this question.
Are fifth year students eligible to participate in SWT program?
Yes they are, but they need to provide evidence of their ties to Ukraine.
Do participants need to have good knowledge of English? What if they are going to work at a place which does not require knowledge of English? What if they travel with a friend or spouse who does speak well?
No, if a person does not know English, s/he is not eligible to participate in SWT.
What if a student can’t come for the interview at 7:30 because s/he is from another town and trains arrive later that day?
S/he can schedule as individual appointment at a later time in the day.
If student takes a one-year break from the university can s/he participate in SWT?
Such students are not considered bona fide foreign post-secondary students currently enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree or a full-time course of study at an accredited academic institution. Therefore they are not considered to be eligible for the SWT program.