Summer University 2016

 

Through the Pologne

Organized by AEGEE-Gliwice & AEGEE-Poznań

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Poland: Beautiful, medieval cities full of historical atmosphere. Breathtaking nature, ranging from the Beskidy mountains to the Baltic sea. Warm-hearted people famous for their unique hospitality. Traditions that survived through the ages and which now are a substantial part of the Slavic spirit.
Have you always wanted to visit Poland but you didn’t know where to start? Then this Summer University is definitely for you! Join our tour through the Pologne and take this one-in-a-million chance to see the whole country in 14 days. Immerse into the Polish culture for a fortnight and let us exceed your expectations!
Our trip starts in Gdańsk, the city of amber and trade. Imagine yourself wandering slowly on the pier or lying on the beach in Sopot… Can you feel the chilliness of the water on the feet and breeze in the hair? Relax and when you’re ready, go with us to the next destination. We make a stop in Toruń, the cosy city of gothic architecture and full of the gingerbread scent only to head for our lively capital city – Warszawa. It’s impossible not to feel the powerful history of this place and how well it connects the old with the modern. Then we visit Poznań - a modern city that constantly attracts students from all over the world with its bustling nightlife and leisure time opportunities. We are going to combine both: start a day in a rope park/on a paintball field and finish in a latino club!
Next station is in Wrocław, where you’ll have a chance to see one of the most charming old towns. Be ready to meet with dwarves, take a moment to admire the city and save some energy for the evening party. Then there comes Silesia, the south beauty with 3 great cities to explore: Gliwice, Zabrze and Katowice. Nobody knows where one city ends and the other begins - it’s a puzzle for you to solve. There you will go down again, to the core of the Earth only to get out and see the tallest wooden building in the world. You may wonder, what can that be? That’s Gliwice Radio Tower, the symbol of this city. Then you will have a chance to taste our traditional Silesian cuisine which you’ll prepare yourself.
In the Beskidy mountains there is another adventure waiting for you! It’s here, where you have your survival experience among the bushy forests and wonderful lakes. Defeat all the opponents in a paintball match and finally warm up a bit by the bonfire with the bravest AEGEE people, who made it to that moment ;)
Our trip ends in Kraków - the beautiful city of a dragon. Go up with us to the Wawel castle and down to the Wieliczka salt mine. Don’t forget to say hello to the dragon and take a moment of relax in the Vistula River before the goodbye party that will sum up all great things that you experienced here !
Apply and fall in love with Poland!

General Information:

From: Friday, July 8th
To: Friday, July 22nd
Starts in: Gdańsk
Ends in: Kraków
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 196€ info_outline
24 Friends
Accomodation: hostel, gym, tents
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Wieliczka Salt Mine and Termy Maltańskie
Alternative: For Wieliczka Salt Mine - relax in Kraków; for Termy Maltańskie - relax in Poznań, chilling by the Warta river
Language: English, Polish
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Active tour through Poland to discover the country from the sea to the mountains.
http://youtu.be/igJbIkE4li8

Contact:

Phone: (+48)796184059

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant needs to feel true wanderlust. This SU will be a two-week-long adventure so we invite AEGEEans who can undertake survival challenges and are ready for a deep immersion in the Polish culture (also literally - get prepared to drink with the Polish!)
    We are looking for energetic people, both during the day and at night, tireless to attend workshops, city tours and parties. If you are open-minded and always up for something crazy or a new experience, this SU will be exactly for you!

Activities:

  • City tours: Gdańsk, Toruń, Warszawa, Poznań, Wrocław, Gliwice, Kraków
  • City games
  • Visiting a coal mine and a salt mine
  • Visiting the Copernicus Science Centre
  • Bonfire
  • Mini-survival games in teams
  • Survival class with scouts (binding rope, lighting a bonfire, sense of direction)
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Paintball
  • Pottery
  • Sunbathing in … Sopot
  • Beach games
  • Bubble soccer
  • Cooking in teams
  • Karaoke
  • Pub crawling
  • Room crawling
  • Trampoline park
  • Adventure park
  • Aquapark

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
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Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Gdańsk

Gdańsk lies on the Baltic coast and being a Poland's principal seaport. Together with the city of Gdynia and a spa town of Sopot it is a part of the Tricity. Gdańsk has a complex political history with periods of Polish and German rule, and even self-rule. The city was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule across Central Europe.

Toruń

Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland with a beautiful Old Town which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This medieval town is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and is famous for delicious gingerbread.

Warszawa

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland. Its dramatic history helped Warsaw gain the title of the "Phoenix City" because it has survived many wars, conflicts and invasions throughout past years. Nowadays Warsaw is often called a Eastern Europe’s chic cultural capital with thriving art and club scenes and serious restaurants.

Poznań

Poznań is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland, in Greater Poland region. It is best known for its renaissance old town, destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt, Ostrów Tumski cathedral and the Imperial Castle. Today, Poznań is an important cultural and business centre and one of Poland's most populous regions with many regional customs such as Jarmark Świętojański, traditional Saint Martin's croissants and a local dialect.

Wrocław

Wrocław is the largest city in western Poland, located on the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands. It’s a vibrant European capital of culture, that gathers people from all over the world. It’s there where you can find lots of amazing clubs, taste excellent food, have a rest in many green areas. For history lovers the must see are the Old Town's monuments that are its prominent symbol. Since Wrocław is a student city, be prepared for a great nightlife, never-ending parties and unforgettable AEGEE spirit.
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