Elon alum Robert Minton ’18 to host conversation about teaching, living in Ukraine

Join Robert Minton '18 and Assistant Professor Jennifer Eidum on Tuesday for a conversation about his time teaching English in Ukraine from graduation until the Russian invasion.


Join Robert Minton, ’18, and Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Eidum for a conversation about Ukraine on Tuesday, April 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm EST via Zoom (Click here).

A conversation with Robert Minton ’18, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ukraine

Minton will share his experiences teaching English in Ukraine, first as a Peace Corps volunteer until the COVID pandemic and then independently until war broke out.

While in Ukraine, he spent his time teaching English to middle and high-schoolers, learning how to speak Ukrainian, traveling the country, and meeting all sorts of interesting people along the way. He returned to Ukraine after his Peace Corps service concluded, and resided there until February of 2022.

Joining us from Prague, Minton will share stories and experiences from the field. Minton has been offering insights into life and the war in Ukraine on his blog, Insight on Ukraine, and recently had an op-ed about his experience teaching in Ukraine published by MarketWatch.

Eidum, who also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, will moderate a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by the Peace Corps Prep program, International and Global Studies, and the Global Neighborhood.