Summer University 2016

 

Bibbidi Bobbidi SU!

Organized by AEGEE-Catania

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Listen to the sound of the waves… Feel the gentle summer breeze tickling your face…Feel your heart beating reveled with the mystery that lies in these mystic Island! And moreover get out the Magic in you! PartYcipants, are you ready for the challenge?
AEGEE-Catania is managing to discover the exquisite beauty of Sicily, uncover the mysteries of its nature, dance the night away on the beautiful beaches, and exclusive clubs, swim in the crystal clear sea, and discover the Creativity hidden in you!
AEGEE-Catania invites you for loads of fun with crazy trips, Beach Parties, Pool Parties, and even excursions to Etna volcano craters!
And this isn't all! Thanks to workshops and funny activities we will help you to discover the creativity inside of you. You'll explore yourselves and the big treasure that you've inside.
There will be NO boring People, NO boring Meetings, NO boring never-ending lessons…ONLY NEVER ENDING FUN!
Are YOU ready to uncover the magic which lies in these Enchanted Island? Because WE ARE!

General Information:

From: Friday, August 5th
To: Wednesday, August 17th
Starts in: Catania
Ends in: Catania
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking / History and Local Culture
Fee: 168€ info_outline
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Accomodation: Student dormitory
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Trip to volcano Etna & trip to Taormina
Alternative: Trips around the baroquian and neoclassical churchs in Catania
Language: English, Spanish, Italian
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Creativity and divergent thinking as way to express your originality, unicity and inner ideas in the island of Fairy Tales

Contact:

Phone: +393206942533

Our ideal participant:

    Energetic, active, creative, courageous, open-minded, and survivor of sleepless nights. ATTENTION: Get ready for everything and especially for a sleepless and awesome event!

Activities:

  • Ice breaking games
  • Acting workshops
  • Special treasure hunting
  • Exclusive clubs and parties
  • Beach parties
  • Pool parties
  • Crazy trips
  • Cooking courses on sicilian food
  • Cultural European night
  • Thematic Games and Workshops
  • TRIP TO: -Siracusa -Taormina -Acicastello -Acitrezza -Nicolosi -Etna (excursion to the craters)

Course Information:

Course: First part will be a lecture while the second will be a practical workshop
Timetable: Around 2 hours per day, so 14 per week, 22 hours in total.
Course level: Intermediate
Course given by: Giuseppe Di Marco Pizzongolo, Mario Sciacca, Alfio Bonaccorsi, Salvatore Schillaci
Equipment: Notebooks, pens, markers, paper, colours, cloth
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Catania

is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily, the tenth in Italy, and the hundredth-largest city in the European Union.

Catania is known for its seismic history, having been destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 1169, another in 1693, and several volcanic eruptions from the neighboring Mount Etna volcano, the most violent of which was in 1669.

Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1434, it witnessed the opening of the first university in Sicily. Then in the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important and flourishing cultural, artistic, and political centers

Taormina

The area around Taormina was inhabited by the Siculi even before the Greeks arrived on the Sicilian coast in 734 BC to found a town called Naxos. The theory that Tauromenion was founded by colonists from Naxos is confirmed by Strabo and other ancient writers. Now Taormina is a small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, midway between Messina and Catania. Taormina has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. Its beaches are accessible via an aerial tramway on the Ionian sea and via highways from Messina in the north and Catania in the south.

Etna

Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions

Acitrezza/Acicastello

is a town in Sicily, southern Italy, a frazione of the comune of Aci Castello, c. 10 km north of Catania, with a population of around 5,000 people.
Located on the coast of the Ionian Sea, the village has a long history of maritime activity. Aci Trezza is a popular spot for Italian vacationers in the summer. The patron Saint of the town is St. John the Baptist. The Festa of San Giovanni is celebrated each year during the last week of June 24 in his honor.Of the coast of Aci Trezza are three tall, column-shaped islands. According to local legend, these great stones are the ones thrown at Odysseus in The Odyssey. The islands are referred to as the "isole dei ciclopi" (islands of the Cyclops, or Cyclopean Isles) by locals. This compliments the notion that the Cyclops once had a smithy below Mount Etna, which looms over the village to the northwest.

The town of Aci Castello developed around the castle, which was built in 1076 by the Normans upon the foundations of a 7th-century Byzantine fortification. In 1169, Aci Castello started to expand after an eruption of Mount Etna made the towns in its vicinity uninhabitable. The castle later became the property of the bishops of Catania. The city is located 9 kilometres (6 mi) north of Catania on the Mediterranean coast. The primary economic sectors are agriculture and industry (in Catania). The city is neighbored by Aci Catena, Acireale, Catania, San Gregorio di Catania and Valverde.

Siracusa

is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea.
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