Yelyzaveta Glybchenko (’18) On Studying Peace, Learning Languages and Global Volunteering

In addition to studying Political Science and International Relations and completing a minor in French, Yelyzaveta Glybchenko (’18) is one of the first AUBG students to pursue a Self-Designed major. With the support of her professors, she devised a major in Identity and Peacebuilding and as part of her graduation project launched Color Up Peace – an art-for-peace platform that aims to “employ visual art-making for peace work and conflict transformation.” Glybchenko continued her studies at Tampere University in Finland, where she further pursued her interest in peace studies and went on to complete an internship in South Africa and an exchange at Uppsala University in Sweden. Read our interview with the Ukrainian alumna to learn more about her work and study experience, her profound interest in languages and her determination to help advance peace through her work and research.