Ukrainian FLEX student wearing a traditional headpiece for a presentation during International Education Week in Wisconsin
Anastasiia dons a traditional Ukrainian headpiece during her presentations

Singing Her Praises

You never know your level of patriotism until you move to another country far away from home. I am a patriot of Ukraine, and giving presentations for International Education Week helped me to understand it. My presentations included showing national symbols, costumes, and explaining traditions, holidays, cuisine, and more. And I was so proud when my Ukrainian friend and fellow exchange student Oksana sang “Shche ne vmerly Ukrainy I slava I volya,” or “The glory and the freedom of Ukraine has not yet died,” the Ukrainian national anthem.

—Anastasiia (FLEX, Ukraine), hosted by the Sanders family (IN)