About us

The program “International students’ summer school” was founded in
Ternopil State Medical University in 2006.

The main task of this communicative-informative program is to arrange partnership between
students from medical universities of different countries of the world.

International students’ summer school takes place in the university recreation complex
“Chervona kalyna”, which is located 35 km far from Ternopil in a picturesque area.

This complex has all facilities including internet connection.


This project foresees the conduction of trainings, problem-based learning“Medicine of emergent states”,
development of students’ communicative and leading skills, acquaintance with national and
cultural peculiarities of participant countries, excursions to remarkable places of Ukraine.

Olesky castle - the Castle is a historical architectural structure
dating from the 13-18 century. The Polish king Jan Sobiesky III was
born here in 1629. During his lifetime he amassed a large collection
of art works. After the 1975 restoration a museum was established
and Castle now serves as an exhibition site for the Lviv Art Gallery.
The museum boasts of five hundred paintings, sculptures and works
of applied art from the 10-18 century.

Pidhirtsi castle (palace and park complex:
visiting yard, Roman-Catholic church of ХVІІ-ХVІІІ century)

Pochaiv monastery. The largest Orthodox Shrine in Volyn,
the second largest in Ukraine after Kyiv Cave Monastery.

According to the legend, it was founded by the Kyiv monks
fleeing the Tartar invasion of 1240. The Monastery itself was 
first mentioned in the chronicles of 1527.
The Pochaivska Lavra is one of the most celebrated
pilgrimage sites in Ukraine. Among its many relics are
the foot imprint of the Mother of God, healing water,
and the miraculous icon of the Blessed Virgin.

The first record about Zolochiv as a town is dated to 1427. 
Zolochiv castle of XVI-XVII centuries locates on the south-eastern part of the town, on the slope Kupynka, surrounded walls and bastions at the confluence of the Zolochivka and Mylynyvka rivers. 
In some historical sources, it is mentioned that at the end of XIII century on the place of the modern building there was an ancient Rus fortress. That fortress existed during XIV-XV centuries and was burned by Tatars.

Vyshnevetsky castle 
(family house of prince Dmytro-Bayda Vyshnevetsky, founder of  Zaporizka Sich).

The city of Ternopil was founded in 1540 by Jan Amor Tarnowski as a Polish military stronghold and a castle.
In 1544 the Ternopol castle was constructed and repelled its first Tatar attacks.
In 1548 Ternopol was granted city rights by King Sigismund I of Poland.
In 1567 the city passed to the Ostrogski family. In 1575 it was plundered by Tatars.

Ternopil was a part of Austrian Habsburg empire 
from 1772 until 1918 and it belonged to Poland before 1772. 
With the collapse of Austrian empire in 1918, it was part of short
lived ZUNR (Western Ukrainian National Republic).
After heavy battles between Polish troops and Ukrainian Galician Army troops, it was occupied by Poland in 1920. However it
was part of Poland for less than 20 years only and in September 1939 it was taken by Soviet troops and annexed to the USSR.
It became part of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 - independent Ukraine). The city has about 230.000 inhabitants and is situated on Seret river.

Zbarazh castle. First attested in 1211 as a strong Ruthenian
fortress, Zbarazh became a seat of the Gediminid Princes
Zbarazski towards the end of the 14th century. Ruins of
original castle are extant in the vicinity of modern Zbarazh.
The new castle was designed for Prince Jeremi Wiśniowiecki
in a post-Palladian Italian idiom similar to Scamozzi's by the
Dutch architect van Peyen in 1626–31. The castle was partly rebuilt in the 18th.

The program “International students’ summer school” gives an opportunity for students all
over the world to wide the horizons of the international students’ communication, to share
academic experience and learn the peculiarities of medical education
in different countries.

During these years near 1000 students from
Poland, USA, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovak Republic, Kazakhstan, Egupt, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Ukraine participated in “International students’ summer school” in Ternopil (Ukraine).