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Pirates of the Mediterranean: A New Era

Open Call! 3 places available (preference given to non-Italian; preference gven to non-female applicants)

Organized by AEGEE-Castelló, AEGEE-Tarragona & AEGEE-Valencia

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Close your eyes and imagine you are laying on a beach of the Mediterranean sea… can you feel its breeze on your skin? Try to breathe it… do you smell the orange scent? Now, turn around, have a walk and look over the horizon… yes! Those are the ruins of the Roman empire! And where can I find such a fantastic place with so many great things?? Get a map of Europe, look at the west part, and put your finger in the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
Do you want to get immersed in this amazing place? Now you have the chance to spend 15 days visiting it in the deepest way while learning everything about its culture, history and traditions.
Our first stop is Tarragona, a place where the participants will learn about its Roman history, the Catalan language and enjoy the festival of La Remullada (a water night party) and the Correfoc. We will go to PortAventura Park, which became the best theme park of the world in 2018.
Next we will discover Castelló, starting in Peñíscola, a place so amazing that Game Of Thrones shot their scenes in its castle. Castelló is a small but interesting city with many international festivals like Rototom (best reggae festival in the world 2016) and FIB.
Our last stop is Valencia. There, participants will learn its history visiting the two sides of the city: the old town, and the coolest buildings in the modern part, visiting City of Arts and Science. But in this TSU we also have time for green activities, and because of that, participants will visit the biggest lake in Spain, and learn about its animals and plants, and the traditions of the people that lived there. If you come to Valencia, you can’t forget its typical products and meals, like Horchata and Paella, or come back home without experiencing the incredible night life Valencia has.
During all of these days, people will experience paradise, relaxing in the best beaches of the Mediterranean sea. So, if you can’t wait to learn about our culture, enjoy our sun and sand, rock all day and all night in the parties with the craziest organizers ever, don’t miss the chance to touch the sky, and feel the Mediterranean fire.

General Information:

From: Friday, August 16th
To: Saturday, August 31st
Starts in: Valencia
Ends in: Tarragona
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 210€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Hostel, gym
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Port Aventura
Alternative: Beach games, sightseeing
Language: English, Spanish, Catalan
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag, matress, swimming suits…
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Become the most badass pirate and conquer the Mediterranean.

Contact:

Phone: +34 609876526

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant is open to new experiences, interested in culture and history. Someone who really wants to discover new cities and is ready to explore the Mediterranean cuisine, traditions and who also wants to show his/her own culture. And, of course, someone who loves meeting people, who can handle lack of sleep because of the parties and… is ready to relax in the best beaches of the world. Do you fit in that description?

Activities:

    Visit to Peñíscola's castle and its gardens. City Tour Old Valencia. City Tour Modern Valencia. Visit to City of Arts and Science. City Tour “Roman part of Tarragona” Practical workshop: human towers Alive human tower performance Practical workshop: sangria. Practical workshop: paella, spanish tortilla Correfocs Water party

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experience of Aegee members
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Tarragona

or Tárraco in roman times, was the first and oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula and capital of most of the peninsular territory. It was declared as a World Heritage in 2000. Nowadays you can visit the city wall, the roman circus or the amphitheater, or enjoy yourself getting lost walking in the small streets around the cathedral and the Old Town. If what you are looking for is to relax in the beach, you should visit the Golden Coast, the fine sand and the clean water are really worthy!

Peñíscola

The city is surrounded by water on every side but one and has a beach that's a byword for fashion all year round. Peñíscola is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the province of Castellón. The castle, perched on a large ridge overlooking the sea, offers a glimpse of its past at a time when knights and battlemented fortresses occupied the lands of 'El Maestrazgo'. Pope Benedict XIII, known as 'Papa Luna', chose this as a place of seclusion and to launch the fight for the unity of the Catholic Church. The fortress stands on the highest point of the peninsula. The parade ground offers as a delightful balcony over the Mediterranean, and its keep makes the perfect place to see a panoramic view of the coastline. We are sure you will be amazed by its castle, perched on a large ridge overlooking the sea. It is so amazing that it will be one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones. In the last season of the TV series, 'Meereen' was filmed there.

Castelló

Small, yes, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t like this city. Actually it’s really easy to like it, because what you can find there during your stay will be more than enough to make you feel good. Just to take a walk around the city centre, to drink something inside of small bars, or to choose between relaxing at the mountains or at the beach are also some of the activities that you can do in this small but entertaining city.

Valencia

Discover Valencia and end up loving it. There are few cities like Valencia, able to harmoniously combine the remnants of its farthest past, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium. Valencia is trade and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, business. Thanks to its location, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean port and has that special charm of cities that are also seaports. And the fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.
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