Summer University 2017


Rising legends of Transylvania

Organized by AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca

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There were times in this land when mystical creatures crawled out of dark places. Then, the heroes faced them. It is said that once every 500 years those heroes will rise again. That time has come!

The prophecy says: "35 brave warriors of the light will come again to defeat the darkness. They will go through great challanges to prepare for the final battle: learning about the culture, mining the gold mines, testing their bravery in the adventure park, visiting the trolls in the salt mines and all the great kings' castles. But apart of these there will be the night gatherings, full of pure romanian wine and music of the ancestors."

It is destiny you read these words! Join the story, show your heroism and your legendary party moves, while being surrounded by the Carpathian paradise and its ancient tales. You will walk the path of old through the lands of Cluj-Napoca, Rosia Montana, Hunedoara, Sibiu and Brasov.

So, tell me, hero: What are you waiting for?

General Information:

From: Monday, July 17th
To: Monday, July 31st
Starts in: Cluj-Napoca
Ends in: Cluj-Napoca
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 195€ info_outline
35 Friends
Accomodation: Student dormitory, gym
Confirmation: Pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 35€
Used for: Aventura Park Brasov and Peles Castle
Alternative: Visit to Museum in Brasov
Language: English and Romanian
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bags, mattress
Suited for disabled people: No


Breaking stereotypes and Romanian tradition


Phone: 0040740567369

Our ideal participant:

    The Hero’s Code of Chivalry: A hero is expected to have, not only the courage and skills to survive sleepless nights in the mythical land of Dracula, but also to step out his/her comfort zone and vow that at all times he/she will be active, open-minded, enthusiastic and team-oriented. By these means, he/she needs to honor his ancestors with an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor that has never been seen before.


  • city tour and city games
  • hiking
  • treasure hunt
  • team building and team activities
  • medieval tournament
  • visiting Peles, Hunyad and Bran (Dracula) Castles
  • visiting Sarmisegetuza Regia and Sighisoara Medieval Fortresses
  • going to Aventura Park, Rosia Montana Gold Mine and Turda Salt Mine
  • till-the-morning-thematic-parties
  • camp fire
  • -language workshop

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE members
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


"Cluj-Napoca, the unofficial capital of Transylvania and the European Youth Capital in 2015, is the gathering point of heroes who want to change the world. The city can bewitch you in no time with its baroque architecture, bohemian café society and vibrant nightlife. There are over 100.000 brave students living here because of the city’s well-known universities and opportunities."

Rosia Montana

"A legacy from Roman Empire, Rosia Montana shelters the largest precious metal deposits in Europe. Hiding over 100 kilometers of unique roman and medieval galleries and aproximately 314 tons of gold, Rosia Montana projects the core of Roman history. In 2009, Rosia Montana entered the Guinness Book of World Records with the biggest number of gold seekers. Also, starting 2016 it is a part of UNESCO Heritage Site."


"Hunedoara was renamed Iron Fair from the time when the industry was linked with the mining activity in the region. There, from ancient times, metals and coal have been exploited and it represented a major trading site in the region. The city includes the most important Gothic-style secular building in Transylvania: the Hunyad Castle, which is closely connected with the Hunyadi family. Near by, Sarmizegetusa was the capital and the most important military, religious and political centre of the Dacians prior to the wars with the Roman Empire."


"Designated European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. The medieval citadel, the old city center lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets, the famous Bridge of Lies and the chic cafés, they all make Sibiu one of the most fascinating and romantic medieval cities in Romania."


"Fringed by the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and filled with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, the medieval city of Brasov provides a great introduction to the region. It is closely linked to Bran Castle, known for the Dracula myth, and Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe."