(S)Have the Baltic Wave | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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(S)Have the Baltic Wave
AEGEE-Ogre | AEGEE-Kaunas
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category Arts & Creativity
Theme Discovering local traditions through interactive ways
Cities visited Ogre, Riga, Jurmala, Bauska, Birzai, Anyksciai, Kaunas,Trakai, Vilnius
Dates
From Thursday, July 18th
To Thursday, August 1st
Event fee 180€
Participants 20
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Optional fee 15€
Optional fee used for Paintball
Alternative programme to the optional fee Free time
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 50% of the fee in advance
Lodging Gym, student dormitories, cottage (sleeping bag needed)
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email tsu.ogrekaunasgmail.com
Coordinator phone (+371)26729323
University support No
Suitable for disabled participants No
Activities
Latvian & Lithuanian language course
Folk dances workshop
Working with clay workshop
Visiting Regatta "The Tall ship races 2013"
Beer tasting
Baking traditional bread
The Blind Museum
Visiting catacombs of Vilnius Cathedral
Ideal participant
Humorous, open, interested in various things, curious by nature, imaginative, brave, not scared of mosquitoes.
Pictures (click to view)

Event description
Latvia is called the Land of the Tall Cows. Lithuania, however, is known for being home to many successful witches and wizards, cave trolls, sumo wrestlers and nuns. If you have ever had a wish to see the unseen and to touch the untouched, then the Baltics may be the right place to start. Yes, we know, right now you are already looking at Google maps with the simple question in your mind: “where the hell are the Baltics?” You just discovered that Riga is not the capital of Lithuania anymore (well, it has never been) and Latvia is not Lithuania in fact. So WHO is WHO? Your system now seems to be overloaded with confusing facts, your conscience is complaining again about skipped geography lessons at school and you just realized that all you need now is a retreat to the unseen and untouched place, better known as Baltics.

(S)Have the Baltic Wave is the perfect chance for you to check if Latvia really is the land of the tall cows and if Lithuania really is known for its wizards and cave trolls. Through the never-ending Baltic wave, together we will discover who and what exactly Baltic countries, people and their traditions are. We will smash the stereotypes with a healthy dose of humor, traditions and creativity. There are no boundaries in exploring this magical place! Who knows, you might even prove Estonian theory on Latvians having six toes! Or how about discovering if Baltic Sea really tastes like amber? Maybe try to guess the magical components of Lithuanian šakotis? How about checking if goblins are really responsible for baking the black bread? And if they are, why people in Baltics like to eat it so much?
Places visited
Ogre
Ogre is a small and beautiful town, located almost in the middle of Latvia. Ogre? Yes, you understood correctly. But nothing to worry – there are no monsters or cannibals in the town as you could misunderstand by the name. On the contrary, it is a very peaceful town. Ogre is one of the greenest towns in Latvia where two rivers meet. It is said that those who have seen green Ogre with her\his own eyes will become happy forever.
Rīga
Riga is the capital of Latvia, which is like a girl in the summer. It bewitches you with its simplicity, perfume and experience before you even realize that you are in love. To be more precise, Riga’s Old town is a part of UNESCO world cultural heritage, it´s a place where everyone will find something suitable for him- or herself.
Jūrmala
Jurmala - city on the wave – is the largest resort town in the Baltics. Jūrmala is famous for its 33 km stretch of white-sand beach and wooden architecture of various styles of 19-20th centuries. Latvian sea wave is like a Nordic girl´s caress, but white-sand is soft as a flower.
Kaunas
All roads lead to Kaunas, the second largest city and the heart of Lithuania, as it is situated in the geographical center of Lithuania. Kaunas old town is a step back in time and is well worth walking through the avenue of linden trees which is an ideal place for a short break with Coffee, Cake and Culture. What is more, Kaunas is located in a beautiful place - the confluence of two longest rivers of Lithuania Nemunas and Neris so you won’t be allowed to miss it. Nowadays Kaunas is the town of young, creative and always active students from all over the world and we are going to show you the way they live and have fun!
Vilnius
Vilnius is the most important city in Lithuania as it is our capital with a lot of faces, names and curiosities. In fact, Vilnius is like miniature Europe in one city and, if you know how to read the signs, one street can tell you thousands of stories. Due to unique landscape and architecture, this city is considered as one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Come to Vilnius to explore and to find inspiration. By the way, make sure your cameras are fully charged, because there you’ll find lots of things to show to your friends and families!