Global Slovakia Academy is run by Global Slovakia NGO, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing Slovakia with the world.
Since its conception in 2017, Global Slovakia has released four publications that gained national and international acclaim.
But Slovakia is rich in culture and history and not all stories could be fitted into the books. That is why Global Slovakia Academy was created.
Our books, Global Slovakia Academy is run by Global Slovakia NGO, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing Slovakia with the world.
Since its conception in 2017, Global Slovakia has released four publications. But Slovakia is rich in culture and history and not all stories could be fitted into the books. That is why Global Slovakia Academy was created.
We craft our courses to help you connect with your roots. Your Slovak heritage is so rich and vast it is hard to know where to begin in connecting and learning more about your ancestral past. The traditions, the history, the customs, the rituals, the migration journeys, and the hidden secrets…where to start!?
How to begin to piece together the complex story of how your predecessors lived, worked, struggled and celebrated life in the fast-paced world? Where to source the information from?
Global Slovakia Academy will guide you on you journey of discovery. Our programs are easy to digest and they do not require much time investment of extensive prior knowledge. Absorb knowledge effortlessly and at your convenience!
We hope that Global Slovakia Academy will be your umbilical cord to the land of your ancestors.
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Are you applying for the Slovak Living Abroad Certificate?
At Global Slovakia Academy we support and encourage Slovak descendants to reconnect with their roots! Yet, we are aware that many Slovak descendants live in parts of the U.S and Canada that are not in the vicinity of any Slovak cultural organizations.
Hence, many prospective applicants for the Slovak Living Abroad Certificate (SLA) struggle to meet the requirements to demonstrate their Slovak cultural awareness and involvement.
But did you know that this can be done not just in person, but also virtually?
To help you meet the necessary conditions, we invite you to develop your knowledge of Slovakia by enrolling in one of our 12-month courses. Participation in at least one of our annual courses (progress at your own pace!) and four live webinars (that are free!) will demonstrate to us that you are serious about your Slovak heritage and roots.
We will happily issue you a Letter of Slovak Cultural Awareness upon program completion, to strengthen your SLA application.
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Global Slovakia cannot guarantee the approval of your SLA application. We have issued supportive letters that have helped applicants successfully demonstrate their Slovak cultural awareness.
Nevertheless, your application will be considered on a number of grounds and the approval is fully in the hands and at the discretion of the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad.
We have already helped applicants to comply with the Slovak Living Abroad Certificate requirements, in addition to nurturing their connection to Slovakia.
“These two young ladies at Global Slovakia have done some great work, that is enlightening, entertaining, and at the same time, very scholarly.”
- Michal Kopanic
“The online courses, webinars and books offered by Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova have provided valuable information about how Slovaks and other Central Europeans left their homelands to gain freedom and economic opportunity, as well as to flee persecution and poverty.
The two scholars also highlight the culture of these lands that still often are beloved by those who left, as well as their children and grandchildren who identify with their ethnic roots and may desire to gain citizenship, residency and voting rights that they currently lack.”
- Paul Dykewicz
“It is wonderful that you have connected so many of us to our Slovak roots. It is so greatly appreciated as my links have disappeared with aging – namely with the passing of our grandparents and Slovak-American father.
I find all your programs to be the next best thing to sitting at my grandparents kitchen table when I was younger and learning about a Slovakia that was then inaccessible to me.”
- Chris Monovich
“I, being born in America and separated from my family, was unaware of the rich culture and heritage from my Slavic bloodline. After doing my own research, I was extremely grateful to find Global Slovakia.
The seminars, books, and conversations have been a great help in rediscovering my roots. Although I still have a lot to learn, I plan on continuing to use Global Slovakia as my number 1 resource.”
- Sean Kovarovic
“I grew up with my Slovak grandparents, and I recall much about what they did and their stories. Now, Global Slovakia has given me insight into the customs, traditions, and history of my grandparents and their ancestors. Their online courses and webinars have opened up a new world. I understand so much more about who my ancestors were, how they lived, their values, the trials they endured, and how and why they came to the United States. I am proud of my heritage, and I am so happy to have connected with Global Slovakia.”
- Richard Morris
“I have learned so much from these courses. Thank you very much for everything you are doing to connect those of us with Slovak heritage to the culture of our ancestors.”
- Rich Novotny
“This is a beautiful opportunity to reconnect with Slovak cultural heritage.”
- Michaela Hasko
The creators of Global Slovakia Academy
Dr Zuzana Palovic and Dr Gabriela Bereghazyova are the founder of Global Slovakia NGO and Global Slovakia Academy.
As academics, writers and Slovaks, we apply our fine-tuned academic skills to unearth and make sense of Slovakia’s complex history.
As international Slovaks who spent many years away from their homeland, we pour great love into sharing Slovakia with the world.
We merge our skillsets, experience and knowledge to create unique courses founded on rigorous academic research, yet presented in an easy to digest way. We bring to you information that is inaccessible in English or difficult to source.
It is joy to help you discover the true essence of Slovakia.