Summer University 2017


Screw the rUles. We have HAIDUCI

Open Call!

Organized by AEGEE-Iaşi & AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca

Screw the rUles. We have HAIDUCI Profile Picture
North Romania 1788

”Hurry up, it's almost morning!” yelled the nobleman to his slaves, content he thought to carry such precious treasure under cloud of night. The two skinny slaves were exhausted and half blind in the gloom, but they drew firmly the reins of the small expensive carriage full of gold. Meanwhile, the soldiers toddled sleepy. The road entered the forest and became narrow, lost among the trees. Mysterious forest, like all Romanian forests... Suddenly, two men appeared from the thicket. The nobleman recognized them by their funny hats: Romanian peasants.

”Stand aside! If we are late with the Grand Duke's gold because of you, I will cut your heads!” shout furiously the boyer sitting cozy on a heavy chest. The men didn't move, just smiled. Their tall strong young figure was tricky indeed covered by the humble apparel and rustic berets. In stately voice one of them said ”This isn't your gold. This is Dacian gold from our mountains. Everything here belongs to us, their descendants!” Shocked of this impertinence, a soldier drew his sword and came in front. In a blink, an arrow cut his hand and the nobleman could see the third lad from the top of a tree. The man who was quiet so far took of his coat and reveal the symbol that every corrupt boyer fears: the silver dagger bound to the wide belt. It was clear now that the mysterious men were HAIDUCI!

...Little did they know that the joy of plunder is short. As soon as they caught the gold, the guard caught their trail. But they managed to hide the treasure in the dark pathless forest from the North...

Nowadays, after centuries and decades... The band of brave outlaws gathers again. Their leader rings the alarm and calls for you, once again to wander the woods, punish the corrupts, protect the poor and live freely! This is about raw Romania, rustic life, wooden cabins near the forest, walking earthly paths, campfire under starry sky, ad-hoc parties and free joy. We will bear you through towns and villages where tradition is a nowaday thing. Our journey is backward, in time, in the heart of our beautiful land to discover the treasure hidden carefully in the dark corners of the Romanian forest.

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 27th
To: Thursday, August 10th
Starts in: Iași
Ends in: Cluj-Napoca
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 190€ info_outline
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Accomodation: Gym, student dormitories and you need to bring sleeping bags and/or mattress
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Bucovina Adventure Park
Language: English and Romanian
Special equipment needed: Boots for light hikings, sleeping bags
Suited for disabled people: No


Romanian tradition and culture


Phone: 0040761153520

Our ideal participant:

    For AEGEE-Iași and AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca the ideal participant is the one who has strong enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and should possess good communication skills. Also, we are looking for open-minded people, who have the motivation to discover a new culture and who are willing to gain unforgettable experience. We would like you to be cheerful, kind and communicative and to be able to find fun in unexpected situations. Our ideal participant does not have to stay out of activities and program, but have endless amounts of energy for extra-long walking distances and parties until early morning hours. But, in the end, we know that the ideal participant is just YOU! You, history fanatic. You, stories lover. You, dreamy traveler. You, party people... Whoever you are, we are waiting for you!


    • Romanian Language Workshop
    • Traditional dances workshop
    • Visiting Voroneț and Humor Monasteries
    • Visiting Cacica Saltworks
    • Pottery workshop
    • Bucovina Adventure Park
    • Visiting the Cailor Waterfall
    • Visit to Merry Cemetery from Săpânța
    • A walk through history : History workshop and City Tour
    • Workshop about Romanian identity: Myth or truth?
    • Treasure hunt
    • Hiking
    • Thematic parties

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced members from our local
Supported by University: No

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Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and it is located in the historical region of Moldavia.Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history and home to the oldest Romanian university.

Gura Humorului

Gura Humorului is a town in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania. It is situated in the historical region of Bukovina. The city is famous for its arboretum Arinis, Voroneț Monastery, a medieval monastery which is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina and Humor Monastery that was one of the first of Moldavia's painted monasteries to be frescoed and along with Voroneţ, is probably the best preserved.


Borșa is a town in eastern Maramureș County, northern Romania, in the near the Prislop Pass. Linking Transylvania to Bukovina, Prislop Pass is surrounded by the Rodna and Maramureș Mountains, both ranges of the Carpathians. The highest peak in the region is Pietrosul Rodnei - 2,303 meters. There are many places of interest located around Borsa such as Cascada Cailor (Horse Falls) - located at an altitude of 1300 m and the waterfall is 90 meters or Lacul Iezer-glacial lake.

Sighetu Marmației

Sighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. Close to the town is situated the village of Săpânța with the well-known tourist attraction Merry Cemetery (It is famous for its colorful tombstones with naive paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the people who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives).


Cluj-Napoca is located in the northwestern part of the country. It has a diverse and growing cultural scene, with cultural life exhibited in a number of fields, including the visual arts, performing arts and nightlife. Cluj-Napoca has a number of landmark buildings and monuments. One of those is the Saint Michael's Church in Unirii Square, built at the end of the 14th century in the Gothic style of that period. It was only in the 19th century that the Neo-Gothic tower of the church was erected; it remains the tallest church tower in Romania to this day.