Global Minnesota recently launched a new virtual youth diplomacy program to connect Ukrainian and American high school students. In this program, students from Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine are connecting with Edina High School students through online meetings and via social media platforms.

On the latest episode of The Global Minnesota Podcast, hear from Edina High School teacher Lindsey Smaka and Andrii Ushytskyi from America House, Kyiv on how these young people have deepened their knowledge, empathy and understanding of one another during this difficult time in Ukraine.


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Public Event with Ambassador of Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

Global Minnesota K-12 Education Program

Yulia Tymoshenko

America House Kyiv

America House Lviv

Edina Global Scholars

This interview was recorded on May 4, 2023.