Summer University 2016


Tale of Slavic Twins

Organized by AEGEE-Kraków & AEGEE-Lviv

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Living in a tale for two weeks - doesn't it sound like a dream?

Imagine going back in time to explore the culture of mystic tribes living hidden in the dense forests of Eastern Europe few centuries ago.

We have prepared this world for you!

Travel with us through the legends and experience the daily life of Slavic peoples. Discover mysteries of two Sister Cities where traditions of antiquity are mixed with modern life. Begin the journey in Cracow and find the relicts of our ancestors in its roots. Take part in the traditional Polish wedding filled with special customs formed by generations. Gain the living energy at Bieszczady Mountains surrounded by picturesque landscapes and wild forests, and survive an adventure of rafting down a mountain river. Proceed to Uzhhorod where first people settled in the stone age, and climb one of the oldest Ukrainian castles built on top of the ruins of a great Slavic fortress. Once you reach the city of Lviv, don't forget to make a small stop in your journey to sit at a café in the middle of the market square with a cup of fragrant chocolate. Wherever you will go later, remind yourself of the Tale of Slavic Twins, and you as the one of its authors.

Will you dare to follow the trail?

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 7th
To: Wednesday, July 20th
Starts in: Kraków
Ends in: Lviv
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 182€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Hostels, other
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 35€
Used for: Trip to Auschwitz, Rafting, Underground Museum of Old Town in Krakow
Alternative: Visit to Kopiec Kosciuszki
Language: English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Culture, customs and legends of ancient Slavs


Phone: (+48)731-166-885

Our ideal participant:

  • Interested in culture and history and open to meet the magic of tales.
  • Decisive and keen on sports.
  • Enjoying nature and outdoor activities and Eager to have fun with others.
  • Able to push your limits and ready for Adventures.
  • Lively and full of positive energy.
  • -->This is our IDEAL participant!

    Willing to meet your fear and overcome it? So pick up the gauntlet and see you during the Summer of Your Life!!!


    • City tours (Kraków, Lviv, Uzhhorod) with a lot of tourist attractions and off-the-beaten-track places
    • (Underground Museum of Old Town in Kraków)
    • (Trip to Auschwitz)
    • (Rafting in Bieszczady Mountains)
    • Hiking in Bieszczady Mountains
    • Forestry games
    • Participating in Polish Wedding with traditional dishes and customs
    • Open-air museum in Lviv with Motanka (national Ukrainian doll) workshop
    • Language and national cuisine workshops
    • Wine and beer tasting
    • Aquapark (Uzhhorod)

Course Information:

Course: Interactive language, cultural and historical workshops, comparative lecture (Krakow-Lviv)
Timetable: 1,5h per day - 21h in total
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE Members
Equipment: Provided by organizers
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Kraków is one of the biggest and famous cities in Poland. Thousands of people visit this place each day to admire the Old Town, along with the Wawel Castle and the city’s Kazimierz district, placed on the First World Heritage List, created by UNESCO in 1978. Once again Kraków was appriciated „The Best European City Trip 2015" by the Zoover award. Also known as the City of Polish kings, Kraków is considered one of the most beautiful showpieces of Central Europe. However, it is not only reknown for its historical sites. The rich nightlife of Kraków and fancy clubs filled with outgoing people leave you with incredible memories. Kraków is also a very popular academic city with almost 200.000 students.

The photos of Krakow by Jeremi Gądek and Krzysztof Kuruc. Want to see more? Look at and


The mountain range of Bieszczady is situated in Karpaty Wschodnie, which is set not only in Poland, but also on the grounds of Ukraine and Slovakia. These are one of the most wonderful and wild mountains in Poland. While admiring the picturesque landscapes, wandering around mysterious paths, you can learn what true freedom feels like. Sometimes we call Bieszczady the ''Polish Wild West.” The scenery of the Bieszczady mountains is diverse and unique, with dense forests, glittering streams and a starry night sky. If you want to feel the wind blow through your hair, admire stunning, landscapes and feel the adrenaline rush, you may experience it all during the San river white-water rafting.


Situated in the Western part of Ukraine, Lviv is the city of lions, the city with castle and without it, the city with a river that nobody can see. Lviv is known to be a cultural capital of Ukraine, the historic city centre of which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city that is ready to satisfy the tastes of a gourmet with its own coffee mine and chocolate manufacture. Lviv is incredible mix of old European culture, original Ukrainian folk traditions and its own magical spirit.


Another Western-Ukrainian city is going to initiate us into its legends and mysteries – Uzhhorod, the city on the banks of the Uzh River. It’s the city with one of the oldest castles in Ukraine that one can admire from almost every corner of Uzhhorod nowadays. Open-air museum of folk architecture, impressive cathedral, old rotunda on the hill, paved walking street in the heart of the city are historical works of art and architecture that form a unique ensemble of Ukrainian national heritage and certain elements of Hungarian culture now.