Feel Europe, speak Russian! | AEGEE Summer Universities 2013
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Feel Europe, speak Russian!
AEGEE-Rostov-na-Donu
Type Summer Course (SC)
Thematic category History
Theme Popularization of knowledge about Russian culture, language, nature and European influence on the Don region.
Cities visited Rostov-on-Don, Starocherkassk, Taganrog, Tanais, Divnomorsk, Sochi
Dates
From Saturday, July 20th
To Saturday, August 3rd
Event fee 140€
Participants 15
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Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for Trip to Sochi
Alternative programme to the optional fee Body art workshop on the beach, sports on the Black Sea seaside
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 50% of the fee in advance
Lodging Youth hostel, student dormitories, tents
Provided meals Breakfast, lunch
Course level Beginner
Teachers Soon-to-be teachers and teachers of Russian language and history
Course Presentations about language and history, some useful words and expressions, Russian slang, Russian karaoke and cinema, Interactive games,language quest
Timetable 14 hours per week
Equipment All needed equipment and handouts are provided
Contact email rostov.sugmail.com
Coordinator phone +79081981567
University support Yes
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment Sleeping bag, sleeping mat
Languages used Russian, English, German
Activities
1. Language course
2. Team-building trainings
3. Workshops about European and South Russian culture and history
4. Open air debates about youth cultural diplomacy, cooperation between European countries and the South of Russia
5. Visiting monuments, historical areas
6. Workshop “How to make your family tree and find out if you have Russian roots”
7. European cultural night
Free time:
• Thematic/Cultural Activities: multicultural dance workshop, photo-quest, open-air cinema night
• Sports activities
• Fun Activities: Thematic parties, Cossack cultural events, Russian bazaar, swimming, beach, sunbathing, night program
And all other AEGEE activities you can expect!
Ideal participant
An ideal participant is an intelligent, inquisitive, open-minded, active, enthusiastic and team-oriented individual with a strong desire to look for pieces of history in good company and use every opportunity to have fun!

Event description
Who said that Russia is not Europe? We are going to disprove it! Our region is on the border between Europe and Asia, uniting many nations and cultures! However, we’re all united by the common Russian language and history! In addition, there are many European influences here! Discover new and unexpected facts linking Europe with Russia! And don’t forget that it will be imbued with unique and mysterious Russian spirit! Even you can add your own European bit in Russian history!

We offer you an ideal mix of culture, education and of course fun activities:
• Take part in thematic workshops, feel Russian spirit and see rural traditions
• Travel through time as you discover European influences on history of our region
• Feel like an archaeologist while exploring the remnants of the Ancient Greek Civilization in small ancient settlement Tanais
• Improve your skills in Open air debates about youth cultural diplomacy, cooperation between European countries and the South of Russia

And after all that, which you will experience in our active cultural and educational program, you’ll have chance to spend а couple of days discovering Russian way of having a seaside holiday. Just imagine the sleepless nights spent camping with fellow students, looking up at the Russian night sky and stars, with a crackling camp fire, with the sounds of guitar music and the waves of the sea murmuring in the background. Don’t just imagine it, take part in it with us in this summers’ adventures!
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