Hogwarts Express: 1001 km of wizardry | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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Hogwarts Express: 1001 km of wizardry
AEGEE-Kharkiv | AEGEE-Kyïv | AEGEE-Lviv
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Other
Theme Fairy-tales and magic
Cities visited Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Skole
Dates
From Wednesday, July 3rd
To Wednesday, July 17th
Event fee 180€
Participants 28
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Optional fee 35€
Optional fee used for Kayaking in Kharkiv & aquapark in Lviv
Alternative programme to the optional fee city-tours & sightseeing
Confirmation Pay 50% of the fee in advance
Lodging Hostels
Provided meals Breakfast, lunch
Contact email tsu1001kmgmail.com
Coordinator phone +380635627143
University support No
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment Magic wand & broom
Languages used English, Latin for spells
Activities
- City tours
- Quests and citygames
- Culinary workshop
- Paintball or laser tag game
- Visiting Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (UNESCO heritage site)
- World War Museum
- Lviv city center (UNESCO heritage site)
- Dancing workshop
- Ukrainian language course
- Motanka ("wodoo" dolls making) workhop
- Lviv regional castles
- Museums visiting
- Thematical parties
- Thematical workshops
- Kayaking (optional)
- Aquapark (optional)
Ideal participant
Funny, open minded, active, ready for adventures, believing in wonders with a sense of humor and the batteries fully charged.
Pictures (click to view)

Event description
Did you ever make anything happen?
Anything you couldn’t explain?
That's because you are special, you are a wizard!
Ok, now you know the mystery but you don't know what to do with it?
We will help you to find your magic in everything around us.
Hop on Hogwarts express and dicover all wonders of Ukrainian cities, their legends and traditions.
1001 km journey of unexpected adventures, mystery, legends, charming people and fun is waiting for you!
Places visited
Kharkiv
Kharkiv belongs to the list of the biggest and quickly developing cities of Ukraine and is situated on the very East of our country. Kharkiv is not an old city, but Soviet past, Ukrainian present and European future mix together and create its own unique charm and atmosphere. Vibrant and dynamic, it is well known as one of the biggest students'cities full of clever and active young people. Also Kharkiv is believed to have one of the biggest squares in the world, and you must see it before tons of tourists occupy it!
Kyiv
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine, the biggest city with population of 5-6 million, economical, political and cultural center of the country. It was founded in the 5th century, and used to be capital of one of the most powerfull countries of Middle Ages - the Kyiv Rus. The art and architecture of Kyiv are world treasures. Kyiv is known as a green city with two botanical gardens and numerous large and small parks. Two of them belong to UNESCO heritage.
Lviv
It's situated in the Western part of Ukraine. Lviv is the city of lions, the city with castle and without it, the city with river that nobody can see it.
Lviv was founded in 1256 by King Danylo Halytskyi and named in honour of his son, Lev. One of the most famous building is Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. There was invented the first oil lamp in the world, published the first book in Ukraine, founded the first university in Ukraine, built the first railway. Lviv is the main ukrainian culture centre today, the historic city centre of which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv is the city that incredibly mixed old European culture, original Ukrainian folk and its own magical spirit.
Skole
It is administrative center of the Skole Raion, where you can see real Carpathians Mountains beauty. Skole is situated in the valley of the Opir river. The first official date recorded for Skole was in the year 1397. Modern Skole is a small town, with favorable conditions for the tourist trade.