College students at Penn State Schuylkill discuss with college students at a Ukrainian college about life amid battle

“A bomb hit and the partitions of our home shivered.”

“Nobody knew if it will be our metropolis that will be bombed subsequent.”

“I noticed a notification and the professor stated the check is canceled.”

“That’s after I understood we’ve an actual downside.”

These are classes of battle from college students of Ukrainian Catholic College in Lviv advised to college students at Penn State Schuylkill.

“Life as we all know it stopped. By no means going to return to the way in which it was earlier than,” stated Ukrainian scholar Lesi Nedopas.

The hour-long dwell Zoom included questions starting from college students’ psychological well being to what was the day like when Russia invaded. Freshman Sergio Nieto requested what life was like previous to the Russian invasion in comparison with after.

“I could not comprehend their solutions as a result of the struggles I face listed below are nothing to what I face right here. I really feel for them,” he stated.

Junior Madison Meyer questioned the place folks go with out a secure haven. Bohdana Yakobchuk answered it greatest, as her household took in 4 refugees.

“It was very nice, Polish folks had been altruistic sufficient to say to refugees they may dwell with them. I did not know that. I am going to unfold the phrase,” Meyer stated.

The Europeans are college students of Frackville native Matthew Kenenitz who’d been instructing on the school in Lviv for 3 years however now does it domestically in Schuylkill County through Zoom.

“I hope college students right here see how sturdy the human spirit may be,” he stated.

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It is a class with a life-long affect, a minimum of for sophomore Dashawn Dixon.

“They obtained some sturdy folks in Ukraine. I can use the teachings they taught me to remain motivated and hold it getting into life,” he stated.