The Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty “Par­adise of Mediter­ranean” by AEGEE-Mağusa was ranked 4th of all SUs in 2017. This year the anten­na in Cyprus invites you to “Par­adise of Mediter­ranean 2”. But the event, which will take place from 5th to 16th of August is more than just a sim­ple fol­low up.

Gold­en Times: Your SU was one of the Top Four SUs in 2017. Why, how did you man­age?
AEGEE-Mağusa: We had many SU organ­is­ers’ meet­ings last year. Dur­ing them we com­pared our own pre­vi­ous Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties with the SUs we attend­ed in oth­er coun­tries, because we want­ed to make our event bet­ter than before. It worked! But there were more fac­tors. The Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty has a great tra­di­tion for us, so we have a lot of knowl­edge. Fur­ther­more, we had and still have a great team. All our mem­bers worked hard and we had a real fun time togeth­er too!

GT: What’s the main top­ic of your SU in 2018? And why did you choose it?
AEGEE-Mağusa: The main top­ic of our SU this year is his­to­ry and local cul­ture. Cyprus has a rich sto­ry, beau­ti­ful nature and great cul­ture. In addi­tion, we know how to par­ty! Just come once, you will nev­er for­get it!

GT: SU means Sum­mer and Uni­ver­si­ty. What’s the Uni­ver­si­ty aspect, what is in the tuition part?
AEGEE-Mağusa: We have very nice work­shops. We teach our par­tic­i­pants how to cook tra­di­tion­al Cypri­ot food, tra­di­tion­al Cypri­ot folk­lore dances and how to make home­made flutes. This year we will teach water sports and of course we will pre­pare AEGEE work­shops.

GT: Let’s talk about the Sum­mer part of your SU. What are the three main pro­gramme high­lights in this area? And which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
AEGEE-Mağusa: We will inspire you with the spir­it of AEGEE! While teach­ing the his­to­ry and local cul­ture of Cyprus and vis­it­ing the most beau­ti­ful sea, we will par­ty togeth­er. Among the places we will vis­it are:

  • Fam­a­gus­ta, a city with nat­ur­al, his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al diver­si­ty
  • Karpa­sia, which has one of the most beau­ti­ful beach­es all around the world called Gold­en Beach – and many oth­er nat­ur­al beau­ties
  • Nicosia, the divid­ed cap­i­tal city of Cyprus
  • Kyre­nia, also known as city of tourism
  • Agia Napa, which is sur­round­ed by bars and clubs.

GT: What will you improve in your SU com­pared to 2017?
AEGEE-Mağusa: Actu­al­ly, we believe our Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty is amaz­ing, but we will orga­nize more enjoy­able game activ­i­ties dur­ing the beach time and make the par­tic­i­pants spend an even bet­ter time togeth­er.

GT: Can you say a cou­ple of words about your anten­na: what makes it spe­cial?
AEGEE-Mağusa: Our mem­bers are friend­ly and kind. And: they real­ly like to orga­nize inter­na­tion­al events!

GT: Why don’t you orga­nize your event with anoth­er anten­na?
AEGEE-Mağusa: We are far away from Europe, there­fore there is no oth­er local close to us.

GT: Where can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more about your SU?
AEGEE-Mağusa: They can find more details in our Face­book page Par­adise of Mediter­ranean 2. We will share pho­tos, videos and infor­ma­tion there. And check the offi­cial SU page.

GT: Any­thing you would like to add? You can give a mes­sage to poten­tial appli­cants here…
AEGEE-Mağusa: There are a lot of things to explore on this island that can­not be explained here. So, if you want to enjoy his­to­ry, sea and sun around Aphrodite’s Cyprus, if you want to expe­ri­ence the best of Cyprus, apply to this event and become one of the lucky par­tic­i­pants!

Check also the Gold­en Times review of AEGEE-Mağusa’s SU in 2017.

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