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Turiba University invites you to participate in the International Summer school in Riga!

Name of the summer school: LATVIAN LANGUAGE SUMMER SCHOOL – GET TO KNOW LATVIA!

Summer school dates: 01.07.2019. - 12.07.2019.

Main topics: 1) Latvian language; 2) Latvian culture, history and traditions; 3) Development of communication and team work skills.

This summer school will give you a possibility to learn Latvian language, to get to know our beautiful country, our unique culture and traditions. You will get to know Latvia and Riga not only as a tourist, but will learn about our culture and traditions by experiencing and participating!

Summer school will take place in Riga – the capital of Latvia. Riga is the biggest city of the Baltic States, it is the cultural and economic centre of the Baltics. During the summer school you will not only learn Latvian language, but also will have a chance to get to know Riga and will spend a wonderful time in our beautiful city!

Summer school students will participate in lectures, workshops and discussions, as well as in study visits and excursions. Students will gain 6 ECTS for this Course.

Participants: bachelor or master level students interested in Latvian language, its culture and traditions. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Place: Turiba University is located in Riga. The University has a modern campus where students will have everyday lectures as well as will be accommodated in our Students Hostel. Center is in a distance of 8 minutes by train from the University.

COSTS:

Students from the following countries can apply for Latvian State Scholarships:

Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, South Korea, Tajikistan, The People`s Republic of China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, The United States of America, Spain, Ukraine, Indonesia, Slovakia.

We will evaluate your application forms, motivation letters and CVs. Best students will receive a possibility to participate in the Summer school for free! Scholarship doesn’t cover travel and visa costs. Application deadline for the scholarship: 01.04.2019.

For other country students or those who are not selected for the scholarship - 395 Euro.

Fee or scholarship includes covered accommodation (in campus, 3 or 4 bedded rooms in the students hostel, www.hostelturiba.lv), catering (3 times per day), pick-up service and full programme of the School – lectures and workshops, excursions and study visits, public transport in the city, cultural and free time activities.

Additional costs: traveling to Riga, visa costs, insurance.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME AND MAIN TOPICS OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL:

Day 1

Introduction

Getting to know Latvia and Riga, Latvian language

Excursion to the old town of Riga

Day 2

Latvian language – roots, history, uniqueness

Latvian language lessons. Topics:1. Basic phrases; 2.Me and my family

Day 3

Latvian language lessons. Topics: Living and work environment

Photo orienteering event

Day 4

Latvian language lessons. Topics: Food – visiting cafe, restaurant

Study visit to the traditional bakery “Lāči”

Day 5

Latvian language lessons. Topics: me and people around

Excursion to Latvian Open air museum

Day 6

Team building event, active leisure activities, active tourism

Day 7

Excursion to Bauska and Rundāle castle

Day 8

Latvian language lessons. Topics: Transport and infrastructure, getting around in the city

Study visit to the National Library of Latvia

Day 9

Latvian language lessons. Topics: Nature, environment, seasons

In afternoon – possibility to participate in the orienteering event Magnēts

Day 10

Latvian language lessons. Topics: City environment, my city, my village

Study visit to Latvian National Museum of Art

Day 11

Latvian language lessons. Topics: My free time, hobbies, sport

Preparation for the final exam

Day 12

Final exam

Evaluation and feedback

 

Language of the summer school: ENGLISH. Students have to be able to communicate freely in English.

APPLICATIONS:

If you would like to apply, please fill in the application form and along with CV and letter of motivation send to Kristine.Tihanova@turiba.lv.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

For Scholarships: 01.04.2019.

For Applicants with Tuition fee: 01.06.2019.

CONTACT PERSON:

Kristine Tihanova, Kristine.Tihanova@turiba.lv

 

YOUR BEST SUMMER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IN RIGA, TURIBA UNIVERISTY! 

 

 

Turiba University realizes this project through the State Education Development Agency’s (SEDA) granted Latvian State Scholarships. More information www.viaa.gov.lv

 

 

29.01.2019

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