Summer University 2016


The Awakening of Europe

Organized by AEGEE-Burgos

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Are you ready for the best summer of your life?! This is the Summer University that you must choose, organized by AEGEE Burgos, where you will know about the touching history of our region, without forgetting about the fun that the city can offer you.
Burgos is the capital of the legendary kingdom of Castilla, where you can enjoy an incredible cultural experience as well as its gastronomy, recognized worldwide.
We will realize a travel in time, from the first European citizen, found in the wonderful Atapuerca archeological sites, to middle ages when Burgos was a key point, both the Spanish reconquest and in their cultural heritage, proof of this is its wonderful Gothic legacy, culminated whit the cathedral, on of the most beautiful gothic jewel of the world, which beauty compites with the “Burgalesas” one.
Besides, if you want to know and improve your Spanish, this is an obligatory Summer University for you, because it’s the region where Spanish was born. We’ll travel across the entire region in order to know all the hidden places, its mysterious castles full of history! We will go to Frías, where it remains a castle in perfectly state of conservation.
Prepare yourself to make contact with the nature, hiking through a canon between mountains in La Yecla, climbing to the peak Mencilla, where you’ll discover amazing landscapes.
And we will:
Have a full agenda of great activities, visit San Miguel brewery (the only Spanish beer sold out of Spain),knew the fantastic music and traditional dancing of this castillian region. And we’ll visit Santander city and its sorroundings. Also, we will spend a day at the swimming pool, make a city tour, travel around the south of the region, which is known because of its history and wines. And if that was not enough, our stay coincide with the Festival of the city, where we will have an incredible cultural experience and festive, to know much better the city.
So... what are you waiting to visiting us?? Come to Burgos and this will be the Summer of your life! All could be possible this summer for you!!!

General Information:

From: Friday, July 1st
To: Friday, July 15th
Starts in: Burgos
Ends in: Burgos
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
40 Friends
Accomodation: Gym and hostel
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Trip to Santander
Alternative: Visit Burgos
Language: English and Spanish
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Visit our city, enter in the prehistory period, enjoy our traditions and Spanish lifestyle!


Phone: (+34) 605581876

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for highly motivated and active people, who can be until late on partying, and get up early for learning in our Spanish classes. Youth people who feel interested in Europe and its beginnings, willing to do outdoor sports and cultural activities but specially, having fun. And, of course, extrovert people who likes meeting new friends and are open doors of Europe.


  • Ice breaking games.
  • Spanish WorkShop.
  • Traditional festivities in Burgos: day and night.
  • Burgales Ausente Festivity (all day long).
  • Salon dancing Workshop at night.
  • Castilla Kingdom WS.
  • City tour and gymkana around Burgos.
  • European night.
  • Visit to Burgos Castle and cathedral.
  • First Aid WS.
  • Visit to Human Evolution Museum.
  • Troglodyte-legendary party.
  • Visit to Atapuerca Archaeological site.
  • Dark gymkana.
  • Visit San Miguel Brewery factory
  • Karaoke party.
  • Trip to Lerma, Covarrubias and La Yecla.
  • Special Suit Up Party.
  • Climb the Mencilla Mountain.
  • Trip to Frias, Oña and Poza de la Sal.
  • Trip to Santander city, city tour beach day and party there.
  • Visit Santillana del Mar and Puente Viesgo.
  • W.S. Folklore.
  • Visit to the International Festival of Folclore.
  • Swimming-pool day.

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: AEGEE-Burgos
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Frías-Oña-Poza de la Sal

Frías: Small village where Castilla root are founded. Oña: It hides a medieval monastery, mixed with crazyness around it. Poza de la Sal: Contains the origins of the salt bussiness, its geological value and the legacy of Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, the most famous inhabitant.

Santander-Santillana del Mar-Puente Viesgo

Santander: The perfect combiation of land, sea and night. Santillana del Mar: The three lies’ village. Puente Viesgo: Paleolithic art in caves.

Pineda-La Yecla

Pineda: Idilic place to relax and contact the nature and mountains. . La Yecla: Narrow gorge between large stone mountains.


Conventual and courtesan village from the XVII century, the Ducal Palace dominates the square and the views of the place. Covarrubias: The greatest example of traditional and tipical castillian urbanism. Known in the region, is the perfect place to discover the history of Burgos and Castille.