Summer University 2017

 

Only the greenEST SUrvive!

Organized by AEGEE-Tartu

In cooperation with Civic Education Working Group

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Did you know that Estonia has the most international top models per capita?! Now that we got your attention, let’s learn some more facts: Did you know that forests cover nearly 50% of the country’s land area? Or that Estonia has over 2000 islands, most of which are completely uninhabited? Or that Estonia has been considered to be the country with the cleanest air in the world? Come and get to know the hidden side of Estonian culture - our love for nature.

Estonians love to go to the countryside every now and then, but it seems like we might not be able to continue that in the future. Climate change is influencing the whole world, but in Estonia the problem is very real: in 50 years we might be covered in water! That’s why we have asked the Civic Education Working Group to come here and teach us and you some survival tips. In our SU you will learn about zero-waste lifestyle, recycling, food waste and much more.

In addition to learning about survival of the planet, you will also learn how to survive in the woods, as we will be camping for three days on a beautiful Estonian island. But don’t worry, we won’t be stuck in the middle of the forest for the whole SU, we will also visit Tallinn, our busy capital city, a peaceful seaside resort of Haapsalu and the beach-party capital Pärnu.

This year is also special for Estonians themselves - our next nation-wide song and dance celebration that is visited by a sixth of Estonians each time, is held this summer. Sounds like a perfect time to visit Estonia? We think so too!

This is an opportunity for those who have a secret desire to return to their happy and carefree childhood days, who miss spending their days outside from dawn till dusk, and who are curious and adventurous. It’s time to rediscover nature’s playground and forget about our daily worries!

If you are looking for something new and unconventional, don’t miss this chance!

General Information:

From: Friday, June 30th
To: Friday, July 14th
Starts in: Tallinn
Ends in: Pärnu
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Green SU /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
20 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, Tents
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Adventure park and Paintball
Alternative: Staying longer in Tallinn
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Mattress and sleeping bag
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Go green or die trying: Join us on an expedition through the Estonian wilderness while engaging in discussions about the environment.

Contact:

Phone: +3725255817

Our ideal participant:

    Are you scared of the nature? Are you afraid a little rain might turn you into a frog? Do you agree with Trump in saying that the global warming is not real? Do you hate cute small islands? Then this is NOT the SU for you! We are looking for optimistic, fun-loving, adventurous, weather-proof, eager to learn environmentalists! Or just be friendly and open to new knowledge and experiences :)

Activities:

    • Camping
    • Hiking
    • Adventure park
    • National Song Festival
    • Zero-waste workshop
    • Civic Education Working Group's workshops
    • Pub Rallies
    • Introduction to Estonian sauna culture
    • City games
    • Paintball
    • Canoeing
    • Visiting beaches
    • Visiting a bog
    • Parties

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Civic Education Working Group representative, AEGEE-Tartu members, external speakers
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Tallinn

The city is a perfect combination of high-tech startups, medieval Old Town and lots of greenery. An interesting fact: Half of the capital city is covered by forest!

Haapsalu

Haapsalu is a peaceful, gorgeous small beach town, but according to the legend, the White Lady still haunts all of Haapsalu after being buried in it's wall because of love centuries ago.

Hiiumaa

The Nordic Bora Bora has many peaceful paradise beaches to offer - yes, the water is warm enough to swim in Estonia!

Pärnu

People come to the summer capital for the sun, beaches, parties and the sea. Pärnu is perfectly located between Riga and Tallinn for great airport access.
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