Interview - Andriana Labanets: UpGrader Academic Opportunities Abroad
Andriana Labanets is an Erasmus Mundus scholarship recipient, currently following her studies in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, she has been doing her Master’s degree in Madrid and Glasgow. In the past Andriana also participated in Erasmus+ exchange program in Paris and summer school in Prague.
Andriana sees the great value that the international education can bring for Ukrainians. Therefore, in 2020 she created the UpGrader project in order to raise awareness about different academic opportunities abroad and help people to get into their dream programs.
The Instagram-based project consists of news about scholarships, application process tips and life abroad insights. It is now followed by students and young professionals not only from Ukraine but also other post-Soviet countries.
Besides that, Andriana also invests her time in volunteering (YEAs initiative, Eurovision Song Contest-2017, UEFA-2018), yoga and deep conversations.
Her Instagram project page: @up.grader
Brought to you by Abdulaziz M Alhamdan, M.Sc. of Kyiv Future