Summer University 2016


RUSh to the bEST!

Organized by AEGEE-Tartu & AEGEE-Sankt-Peterburg

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Hey there, dear future participant!

Feeling overwhelmed with ideas and emotions? Use a brilliant opportunity to express yourself by sharing them with other creative and active participants!

Visiting 2 countries and 6 cities Covering 1000 kilometers Spending 16 days with creative people 24 participants accepted
*** Most of us like doing sports but what about doing it in a slightly different way? Have you ever heard of wakeboarding or jumped off the roof of old prison ruins in ironically one of the most beautiful places in Estonia?

You will explore The Venice of North, Saint Petersburg and its nearby sights such as Peterhof with the greatest fountain in Europe and Tsarskoe Selo with Palace of Catherine the Great with its amber room. You will do it in a more creative way than just visiting. Each visit will be accompanied by an activity to make getting to know new things playful and interesting for you! Be prepared to be walking a lot during the Russian part of SU, the culture capital of Russia gives no mercy to your feet!

You will be given a chance to be creative with your mind and with your hands. Our organisers will prepare our own Exit Room challenge for you. You will also be able to create your own national Russian doll Matryoshka by painting it, instead of buying it from a souvenir shop. A body language workshop will give you a chance to express yourself with other way than speaking and understand the usage of it in different cultures. We want to make sure most of our activities will be slightly quirky and out-of-the-box.

Do you think that a huge music festival on a beach with thousands of people and world-famous artists on stage is a perfect ending for a 2-week adventure? You can be a part of The Baltic Weekend Festival 2016 in summer capital of Estonia, Pärnu!

*** RUSh to the bEST Summer University: full of trips, adventures, and self-expression. Don’t miss your chance! Apply right now! It will be the most out-of-the box event you will have experienced in your life!

General Information:

From: Sunday, July 24th
To: Monday, August 8th
Starts in: Sankt-Peterburg
Ends in: Pärnu
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking /
Fee: 210€ info_outline
24 Friends
Accomodation: hostel, gym (sleeping bag necessary)
Confirmation: Pay 70% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Weekend Baltic Festival
Alternative: Going out in the city of Pärnu
Language: Estonian, Russian, English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Widen your ways of self-expression to show your inner world and understand the worlds of others


Phone: +37255642961

Our ideal participant:

  • With good sense of humour
  • Waterproof
  • Able to find fun in unexpected situations
  • Communicative
  • ATTENTION! (Must) have endless amounts of energy for extra-long walking distances and parties until early morning hours!


  • karaoke night
  • thematical parties
  • pub crawls
  • city tours
  • photography quests/city rallies/treasure hunts
  • exit room challenge
  • wakeboarding
  • ghost tour
  • blind hour
  • traditional russian dance workshop
  • stage-fighting workshop
  • russian Matryoshka coloring workshop
  • graffiti spray painting workshop
  • graffiti tour
  • henna workshop
  • photography workshop
  • body language workshop
  • yoga session

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Elisaveta Kõrgekuhi, Vladimir Voroshnin
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Saint Petersburg

Cultural capital of Russia with grand history and architecture

Tsarskoje Selo (Pushkin)

One of the residences of Russian royalty

Peterhof Palace (Peterhof)

Gardens and palaces created during the reign of Peter the Great


Innovative and start-up-crazy, capital of Estonia


Summer capital of Estonia which is "alive" only during the summer