The SUnny side of life: Be CoNnected to your Life’s Paradise | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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The SUnny side of life: Be CoNnected to your Life’s Paradise
AEGEE-Las Palmas | AEGEE-Barcelona
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Training
Theme ‘Positiveness’, self-development and learning the keys to enjoy a more relaxed life in a fun, eco-friendly way
In cooperation with Environmental Working Group
Cities visited Barcelona and Las Palmas
Dates
From Wednesday, July 17th
To Thursday, August 1st
Event fee 250€
Participants 30
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Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for Boat party and Surf Course
Alternative programme to the optional fee Sunbathing, shopping...
Confirmation Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Lodging Gym & Youth Hostel. Sleeping bag is needed, also mattress if possible!
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email sunny.side.of.life.2013gmail.com
Coordinator phone 0034 646 22 46 79
University support Yes
Suitable for disabled participants Suitable for:
-Deaf participants.
-Blind participants.
-There will be an organizer responsible for the disability aspect during the SU.
Languages used English, Spanish
Activities
- Relaxation and Recycling workshop
- Yoga and biodance classes
- Public speaking and assertiveness seminars
- Traditional food and drinks taste
- Bike city tours
- Sunbathing
- Gaudí’s architecture tour
- Catalan and Spanish language and culture courses
- Technologic Institute of Canary Islands
- City tour-treasure hunting
- ”Tapas” Night
- Flamenco “Choir” dinner
- Surf classes
- Boat Party
- Sports Night
- Visit to old towns
- one walk in the nature
- visit to an aboriginal museum
Ideal participant
Somebody willing to meet people from different cultures and with diverse points of view, also to know him/herself better. Tolerant people who want to live an unforgettable summer and a life-changing experience, interested in being green, our culture and history.
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Event description
The first things that come to our minds anytime someone speaks about the ‘Spanish way of life’ are delicious food, sunlight, gorgeous beaches... And a laid-back, relaxed and optimistic lifestyle. We invite you to forget about your worries for a couple of weeks and make the most of your optimism through relaxation, assertiveness and motivation workshops, and having fun dancing, expressing yourself... And enjoying Spanish sunlight and sea!

All of this will be provided in the best environment possible: Barcelona and Gran Canaria are two perfect examples of colorful and open-minded cities, with lots of cultural aspects to offer. The sea on our side, and a vibrant nightlife when the sun comes down. In this Travel Summer University, both cities are joining forces to tell Europe how to look on ‘the bright, sunny side of life’ and some clues to make our life more easy-going. You’ll get to know these two wonderful cities, lots of interesting people... And you’ll also get to know YOURSELVES! Don’t think twice and be prepared to stay connected to your life's paradise.

Just for you to know: the ticket from Barcelona to Gran Canaria is included in the fee ;)
Places visited
Barcelona
Barcelona's always been on the top world travel destinations thanks to Gaudí's Modern art heritage. You shouldn't miss the endless nights on the seaside, some paella with sangria, and crema catalana!
Gran Canaria
If Gran Canaria had to be described with a single word, that would be "contrast". Urban area in the northeast (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), dunes in the south (Maspalomas), flat area in the east (Telde), scary cliffs in the western, wavy ocean and pebble beaches in the north (Agaete and Gáldar) and vegetation and mountains in the center (Roque Nublo, San Mateo and Teror). All this in 47 Km of diameter and in a 1.560 Km2 area. I think that you will understand now why is the island called Gran Canaria: a Miniature Continent.