LATVIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

We are happy to welcome students to the 2nd Latvian Language and Culture  Summer School “Experience and Feel Latvia”.

Dates: August 11 – 20, 2018

Place: Daugavpils University, Vienibas str.13, Daugavpils

APPLICATION PROCEDURE (closed)

Please fill in online application form, add curriculum vitae and motivation letter (2000 – 3000 characters with spaces).

! The list of 10 Latvian government scholarship holders and 5 waiting list candidates

EVALUATION

The final decision on granting scholarships will be made by the evaluation committee of State Education Development Agency Republic of Latvia. Daugavpils University will inform all applicants on the results.

COSTS

Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions and study tours, and all cultural activities.

Students will be ensured with the living place in Biplan Guest House Aleksandria (Viestura iela 21, Daugavpils), that is 15 min. walk to University.

PARTICIPANTS: bachelor,  master, doctoral students, academic and research staff of foreign higher education institutions.

Latvian language and culture summer school “Experience and Feel Latvia” comprises two parts: Latvian language learning and culture activities with integrated language learning.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL

The language of instruction is Latvian and English. All students will be provided with language learning materials. Students  completing a course will be issued a certificate of attendance (6 ECTS).

Students from the following countries can apply for scholarship.

Scholarship  covers all participation costs except travel, visa and insurance costs (participants of the summer school have to cover travel expenses from the country of origin to the summer school location in Daugavpils themselves).

Scholarships will be granted to 10 students by evaluating application form, motivation letters and curriculum vitae.

Summer School “Experience and Feel Latvia” is an excellent opportunity to experience Eastern Latvia and learn Latvian language in multicultural environment.

Summer school will take place in Daugavpils.

More about Daugavpils
Daugavpils is the second bigest city in Latvia and is located in Eastern part of Latvia.  Latvia and, in particular, Eastern region has a very advantageous geopolitical situation – on the border between the European Union and Russia, Belarus, which in the future could become a major economic challenge platform. Daugavpils in this situation is a model of multinational, multi-linguistic and multi-religious society where people are tolerant towards the different minority traditions and lifestyle. Eastern Latvia has created a unique nature areas, which attracts with its primitivism and charm, as well as compliance with the highest environmental standards. Daugavpils is a spacious, green city with a delightfully provincial charm. Despite its quaint atmosphere and low prices, the city possesses fully modern services. More information and facts about Daugavpils can be found here: http://www.visitdaugavpils.lv/en/tourism/daugavpils In order to strengthen the Eastern region of Latvia and Latvian sustainability, it is essential to attract students from abroad. In order to successfully engage in the study process and already during their studies establishing cooperation with the business community, visitors need Latvian language skills at least at the basic level and understanding of the Latvian society – communication patterns, national symbols, festivals, rituals, traditions, stereotypes, cultural and economic priorities. 

Summer School “Experience and Feel Latvia” is an excellent opportunity to experience Eastern Latvia and learn Latvian language in multicultural environment.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Daugavpils University
Vienibas str. 13, Daugavpils
E-mail: summerschool@du.lv
Phone: +37126078272

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