Summer University 2017


Russia: art of SUrvival

Organized by AEGEE-Sankt-Peterburg

Russia: art of SUrvival Profile Picture
It's time for adventures, isn't it?

The only answer is YES and AEGEE-Sankt Peterburg is here to provide you with the best holidays ever!

As the summer goes fast, we've created a special program to satisfy all your traveling desires. Precisely this trip is dedicated for those with an inner wanderlust, hungry for adventures and experiencing the new. Travelers looking for (find yourself):

mode 1. Extreme beauty, when the heart beats faster and you don't feel your legs anymore because of sightseeing
mode 2. Awesome people, constant fun and overwhelming atmosphere
mode 3. Craziness! Nights are dark and full of memorable parties (aka time of your life).

Hard to choose? You don't need, comrade, as we cover everything!

First, we will show you the best of St. Petersburg, both day and night. The architecture, bridges and lights of the city make people wild. We will follow the flow and visit the Hermitage, do a quest in Peter&Paul fortress, walk along Nevsky prospect to admire magnificent cathedrals and wonderful palaces. White nights will amaze you and make you think about staying in this place forever. If you feel like writing a poem in the end, don't stop yourself.

Take a deep breath, we go further.

After such a week of the city life, it's time to energize on a nature side in Karelia. Beautiful lake, virgin forests, bonfires, crazy games and folklore night will bring you back in time and refresh your mind. Be sure, we'll tell you everything about camping in Russian style.

And as a final point, of course, gorgeous Moscow! After Karelia we take 100% Russian train and next morning arrive to the biggest city in Europe. Colorful capital will impress your feelings and make Russia your second home. We don't mind, seriously.

Important! You'll never be a tourist here, but only a dear guest.

Russia far and beyond - an adventure of a lifetime!

General Information:

From: Monday, June 26th
To: Saturday, July 8th
Starts in: Saint Petersburg
Ends in: Moscow
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 210€ info_outline
22 Friends
Accomodation: Hostel
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Peterhof, Boat trip
Alternative: Workshop or other activities
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag and camping mat (tents are provided)
Suited for disabled people: No


Experience Russia with contrasts: magnificent capitals, wild nature and survival intensity.


Phone: +79817251174

Our ideal participant:

    We welcome sincere and open-minded people, naturally active and kind. Be ready for long days and "shot" nights. The program requires lots of energy and positiveness. We are unstoppable. Are you?


    • City tour in charming Saint Petersburg
    • Peterhof - Russian Versailles
    • Camping adventure in Karelia
    • Romantic bonfires on the beach
    • Sightseeing in modern Moscow
    • The Hermitage quest
    • White Night boat party
    • Opening bridges ceremony
    • Peter and Paul fortress quest
    • Pub crawling
    • Russian folklore workshops
    • Cooking workshop
    • Photo contest
    • Lots of partieeeeesss

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Mature AEGEEans
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


The Cultural Capital of Russia, The City of White Nights, Venice of the North, Winner of World Travel Awards 2016. We will assure you that it's impossible not to admire Saint-Petersburg. You'll see that the city breathes in its own rhythm with mysterious cathedrals, stunning squares, gorgeous Hermitage, small channels and cries of sea gulls. And when you find yourself thinking about the eternity and life, while staying on the boat and watching the sparkling reflections of night city in waters of Neva river, - do not be surprised that you've already fallen in love with our city.


One of the most magnificent royal residences inspired by Versailles. The fabulous marble cascade which flows from the palace towards the Baltic sea. The Russian baroque garden with more than 100 fountains is waiting for you to get lost in thousands of gravelly paths of Peterhof.


Pristine beauty of wild northern forests, smells of pine trees, deep blue lakes, small torrents full of rapids, steep canyons… We’ll run away from the hustle of big city life and make our way into the magic world of ancient Slavs.


The city of contrasts, the Capital. Moscow is the final point of our trip. The Red Square with forever-alive Lenin, fancy metro, classic Russian architecture and wildest parties are waiting for you in the city that never sleeps.