Follow the Atlantic breeze | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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Follow the Atlantic breeze
AEGEE-A Coruna | AEGEE-Porto
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Other
Theme Nature and Culture
Cities visited Porto, Guimaraes, Santiago, La Coruña
Dates
From Monday, August 12th
To Tuesday, August 27th
Event fee 190€
Participants 30
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Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for Surf and Paintball
Alternative programme to the optional fee sightseeing and city tour
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Lodging Gym, tents and dorms
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email tsuportocoruna2013gmail.com
Coordinator phone (+34) 675018078
University support Yes
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment sleeping bag
Languages used English, Portuguese and Spanish
Activities
- History and cultural lessons
- Boat trip
- Cultural visits (Porto, Guimaraes, Santiago, A Coruña)
- Hiking and canoeing
- Surfing
- Traditional parties
- Visits to museums
Ideal participant
Do you want to know more about Portugal and Spain? Enjoy your summer while being in contact with nature, beaches and our lovely cities full of history? Do you dare bathe in the Atlantic ocean? If you answered yes to all these questions and are curious, open minded, adventurous and just need about three hours of sleep a day, put your motivation into words, answer our questions and apply!
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Event description
On the western edge of Europe, where the land meets the ocean, resides a place of friendly and warm people and a rich historical heritage where time appears to have stopped. Walk in green natural parks and beaches washed by the Atlantic, cities with ancient and contemporary attractions, picturesque medieval villages and ancient castles surrounded by enchanted forests. Visit Porto, an atmospheric port city, home of the world-famous Port wine, the islas Cíes a heavenly atlantic island, Santiago de Compostela, the ending point of one of the biggest european pilgrimage routes and A Coruña where once was thought to be the end of the world.
Places visited
Porto
O Porto (in english, "the port") is an ancient city steeped in history and tradition. It is a highly atmospheric place that has become known for its monuments by renowned architects (Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge, Nicolau Nasoni's Clerigos Tower, Rem Koolhaas' Casa da Musica, or Siza Vieira's Serralves Museum), but perhaps it is most well-known for being the city that originated and named Port Wine. Classfied as a World Cultural Heritage by Unesco, it is home of the most beautifull bookshops and trans stations in the world.
Guimaraes
As the first capital of Portugal and birthplace of the nation's first king, Guimarães is one of the country's most historic cities, and its World Heritage medieval streets with well-preserved monuments make it one of the most attractive places to visit in Portugal.
Cíes Islands
Cies Islands are part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands located in front of the city of Vigo, in Galicia. The islands are famous for their wildlife, biodiversity, history and also for their beautiful landscapes and beaches. In February 2007, the newspaper The Guardian chose the beach of Rhodes, on the island of Monteagudo, as "the best beach in the world."

These Islands are a place for discover the secrets and leyends of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy their beautiful landscapes and beaches.
Santiago de Compostela
This city is the capital of Galicia and was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985, in view of its urban beauty and monumental integrity, as well as the profound echoes of its spiritual significance as an apostolic sanctuary and the destination of the Middle Ages' most important religious and cultural movement: the Way of St. James pilgrimage.
A Coruña
A Coruña is a busy commercial port of the Atlantic Ocean and the second largest city in Galicia, in northwestern Spain. Located on a peninsula and surrounded by the ocean, it has been the point of departure of many different people and cultures. Today, A Coruña is a modern city with beaches, a wide cultural offer, a busy nightlife and about 250,000 habitants .The city is well-known for the roman lighthouse known as Tower of Hercules, which has been in continuous operation since it was built and that, since June 2009,has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.