7 Blitz Questions & Answers with Victoria Kuchuk from Ukraine

  1. Could you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Victoria Kuchuk, and I’m 18 years old from Dnipro, Ukraine. In 2023, I graduated from Gymnasium 138 with a silver medal. Currently, I am a first-year student at KSU, studying Aviation Management. My choice of profession was not accidental – since childhood, I have been fascinated by airplanes and airports. My hobbies include volleyball and ballroom dancing, and I have received awards in these areas. My main strengths are a strong desire to learn and develop, and I am ready to self-realize in any field of activity. However, I do have a weakness: I set high goals and demands on myself.

  1. What motivated your decision to join KSU?

KSU offers one of the strongest Aviation Management programmes in Europe, with integrated IATA courses. KSU consists of active specialists in their fields, and small study groups ensure personal attention to each student.

  1. Why did you choose Lithuania?

I chose to pursue higher education in Lithuania because it meets high educational standards. Lithuanian universities comply with the Bologna Process of European Higher Education, meaning that the education received here is recognized across Europe. Additionally, Lithuania is an amazing country.

  1. In your experience, how do studies at KSU differ from those in your country? Are there any notable distinctions?

The main difference between studying at KSU and in Ukraine is that, from the first year, students focus on their field of study without being burdened by unrelated subjects. This allows students to dedicate all their time to professional development. Another significant difference is that the teachers and staff at KSU treat students with respect, recognizing their rights and treating them as equals, which is crucial for a novice specialist.

  1. From your perspective, what has been the most unexpected aspect of studying in Lithuania?

The most surprising aspect of studying in Lithuania is that, thanks to good academic performance, you can partially fund your university studies. It is especially  surprising in private universities. Additionally, you can work while obtaining a higher education.

  1. What do you think are the strengths of KSU and what areas need improvement?

KSU excels in its interactions with Lithuanian and international companies, preparing students for successful careers. KSU employs innovative teaching methods, and the university has student exchange agreements with over 100 universities worldwide. The university offers numerous opportunities for professional training and educational projects abroad and provides excellent job prospects in European countries. The university focuses on specialties that are in demand both now and in the future. I believe KSU is up-to-date with modern standards and needs no improvements.

  1. What are your plans for the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years, I plan to complete my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at KSU, find a job in my field, and consolidate the knowledge and experience gained from my studies.