Summer University 2017


Balalayka & Rock-n-roll

Organized by AEGEE-Samara

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Have you ever thought, how Russia looks like aside from glamorous Moscow and solemn Saint Petersburg? What it’s true spirit and nature? We’re ready to show it to you! Our program includes traditional visiting culture attractions, such us bunker of Stalin, technical and aerospace museums. But the zest and the core of this is visiting musical festival for three days, where you will hear traditional and modern music both. Then, you will have a chance to get acquainted with our nature, pearl of Volga region – river Volga itself, the longest one in Europe, and Zhiguli mountains, small but beautiful. We will spend a day on an island and another day, riding bicycles around the hills, visiting sights. Camplife with tents, fire, open-air parties included. And not only – a lot of different entertainments are waiting for you!

General Information:

From: Tuesday, July 25th
To: Saturday, August 5th
Starts in: Samara
Ends in: Samara
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Sports / Leisure
Fee: 154€ info_outline
15 Friends
Accomodation: Hostel + Tents
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket OR pay 100% of the fee in advance
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Swimming suit and sleeping bag
Suited for disabled people: No


During this SU you will have an opportunity to have fun on the festival of informal music, to live a day on island and make a bicycle trip around Zhiguli mountains. A lot of parties, pub-crawls and getting acquainted with Russian culture included!


Phone: 8 (937) 1740691

Our ideal participant:

    Adventurous, sportive, humorous. You should know how to cycle - we will have a whole day on wheels. Your physical shape should be good - we do not plan to give you a break between adventures and parties. Shortly: we're looking for friendly, curious and open for new expressions people. If you have this, welcome to Russia!


  • Music festival (3 days)
  • Bicycle trip around the hills (1 day)
  • City-tour
  • Pab-crawlings
  • Cave visiting
  • Technical museum
  • Bunker of Stalin visiting

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Course are developed by AEGEE-Samara (Alyona Petrova, Viktoria Golubeva) and tested on previous SU.
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia with 1 million people population. This city is known as aerospace 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 center has many old merchants mansions and churches of various confessions.


Music festival of informal music such as ethno, country, raggy etc. It takes place on the lakes near the Volga and has a lot of other cultural activities.

Zhiguli mountains

Actually, it's hills, but very beautiful - many artists and musicians devoted their works for it. This place is a national park, so it's very clean and has untouched nature. You will have a bicycle trip around it.

Togliatti technical museum

This place is full of tech - helicopters, cannons even real submarine. Recommended for the fans of tech.