Quinn's Journey to Ukraine

Current Location

Kiev, Ukraine

Privet! Hello! I'm Quinn Carolan, and I am a student at Northern Illinois University currenty interning with the U.S. Department of State in Kiev, Ukraine! I'm excited to share this country with you!


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It may seem like a small thing to get used to, but learning your way around a new currency can take a week or two. Here is a journal talking all about Ukrainian currency and the people who are on it. 

Field Notes

As the only intern at the U.S. embassy (and the only 21-year-old), I needed to find somewhere I could help out in my free time and meet more people my age. Luckily, I found this at America House Kyiv.


Here are some photos of my rayon (neighborhood in Russian and Ukranian). This neighborhood was once a factory district that produced cars for people around Kyiv.