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Volga Challenge

Organized by AEGEE-Samara

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One of the riches of Russia is its multinational character. Russia is one of the countries with the largest number of peoples living on its territory. Coming to us you will see an interesting Russia with its diverse flavor. We will show you the cultural characteristics of such peoples as Russians, Tatars, Chuvash, as well as their traditions, customs, food and much more. To see all this we will make a fascinating trip between three major cities: Samara – Kazan – Cheboksary. These three cities are located on the banks of the longest river in Europe – the Volga. On the trip we can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Among other things, you will visit the cultural and historical sites of the region, the Russian settlement, cycling in the national park "Samarskaya Luka", swimming in the Volga river and much more.

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 18th
To: Wednesday, July 31st
Starts in: Samara
Ends in: Samara
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 180€ info_outline
20 Friends
Accomodation: Hostel
Confirmation: Pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 20€
Used for: Kazan water park
Alternative: Bowling or trampoline park
Language: Russian, English, German
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Acquaintance with Russian culture, way of life of our peoples and lots of fun and sports.


Phone: +79277623005

Our ideal participant:

    Our perfect participant is enthusiastic and funny! He or she is interested in russian culture and traditions. This person likes sightseeing and sport activities, for instanse, riding a bike.


  • visiting Kazan (3 days, full programm, Waterpark(extra fee))
  • visiting Cheboksary (2 days, full programm)
  • visiting Russian village (2 days, Russian banya(sauna), hotcakes workshop "pyrojky", traditonal celebration, etc.)
  • bicycle trip (1 days)
  • dancing master class
  • parties, pab-crawling, Euronight
  • quest-game
  • beach
  • visiting Rocket museum
  • workshop with Matryoshka

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Ekaterina Fedyakina
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


A beautiful city which has a huge history and a wonderful countryside that will be visited during our SU. The city is located on the river Volga and has a very long embankment with the beach. So, sometimes Samara is called as a resort-city. Here are lots of landmarks, one of the most famous is Kuibishev square - the biggest square in Europa.


The heart of the Republic of Tatarstan is Kazan city, which combines beauty, originality and architectural uniqueness. The city stands on the two main rivers of the Volga region - the Volga and Kama. In summer time, Kazan is especially beautiful: in the reflection of the golden domes of mosques, in the length of the embankment with the view of the main sights of the city, which shows the entire historical value of this region.


One more exciting place we are about to attend is the capital city of Chuvashia. Cheboksary, another city located on the banks of the Volga River, with stunning views of the bay. This city seems to be immersed in greenery with its parks and alleys. You will be able to get acquainted with another cultural and geographical region, unique and original one. Anywhere you go in Cheboksary, either it’s the National Museum or the main square of the city, locals always welcome guests with sincere warmth.