Summer University 2016


Welcome to Heartland!

Organized by AEGEE-Samara

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Would you like to open for yourself the curtain of Russia? Russia is the country of differences: nature and civilization, wooden houses and modern architecture, different cultures, nationalities, religious and even languages. So it’s time for you to discover something new. By the way our SU is the easternmost SU in this year! We’ll visit few absolutely different cities and you’ll can feel how a distance influence on the life of people and the external appearance of cities. But what do you think about culture and sport together? So also it’s time for discover your physical possibilities and personal potential. You’ll have a chance for an amazing adventure, which you’ll remember for a long time. Zhigulevskaya circumnavigation (the name of river rafting) is a fascinating water route for the adventurous. This adventure captures its atmosphere of unity of nature and active sport. Each team member can find something for his (her) soul: sport, beautiful scenery, romance, extreme, sincere communication around the campfire and the opportunity to find yourself in a beautiful corner of nature. In three days you will be able to see some beautiful Russian villages, national park Samarskaya Luka, Sok's gallery, Zhiguly mountains and the Museum of the famous Russian artist. So the cultural part of the project will continue and in nature.

General Information:

From: Sunday, July 10th
To: Friday, July 22nd
Starts in: Samara
Ends in: Kazan
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Sports / History and Local Culture
Fee: 165€ info_outline
20 Friends
Accomodation: Youth Hostel, tents
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Language: English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


To travel, to adventure, to amaze.


Phone: +7 927 731 53 36

Our ideal participant:

    Optimistic and open-minded person, ready to self improvement and light physical exercises


  • City tours (Samara, Togliatti, Bolgar, Kazan)
  • Course of Russian language and culture
  • River rafting
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Campfire songs with guitar
  • Visiting of caves
  • Swimming
  • Visiting of Russian villages
  • European night
  • Parties

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: members of AEGEE-Samara and River rafting coach
Supported by University: No

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Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Samara Region, which form alike heart. Samara is a leading industrial center in the Volga region and is among the top ten Russian cities in terms of national income and industrial production volume. This city is known as aero cosmic capital of country, producing aerospace launch vehicles, satellites and various space services. In this place you can see the contrast mixture of Asian and European culture. City centre has many old merchants mansions and churches of various confessions.


It's a small town with big archaeological complex, in which you can see a whole life of muslims of X century: with the mosque, mausoleums and houses.


Grandiose city with european beauty and eastern charm. Here we will visit the Temple of all religions, Millenium bridge and a restaurant with national tatar cuisine.

Zhiguli mountins

Actually, it's hills, but very beautiful - many artists and musicians devoted their works for it. Here you will discover a heart of our homeland - generous, kind and bright.

Sok's caves

It's an artisicial caves with unique ecosistem, views and maze routes. Prepare your old warm clothes, if you want to visit this place - it's dirty, but amazing.