Summer of 2016: What AEGEE’s Top SU Organisers Offer

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Are you curi­ous about the AEGEE Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties of 2016? The Gold­en Times asked the anten­nae that organ­ised the ten high­est-rat­ed SUs in 2015 about their plans for this year. Read here what they will offer you. By the way: check the full list of the more than 70 SUs: http://www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/su_list.php.

AEGEE-Ljubljana: “SUmmer challenge: From the mountains to the sea”

Ljubljana SU
The anten­na in the Sloven­ian cap­i­tal organ­ised AEGEE’s sec­ond high­est rat­ed Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015, in coop­er­a­tion with AEGEE-Udine. The title was: „Push your­self beyond the bor­der!“

GT: What’s the title of your SU in 2016?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: Our title is: “SUm­mer chal­lenge: From the moun­tains to the sea”.
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: Yes, this year we coop­er­ate with AEGEE-Zagreb. We picked our co-organ­is­ers because we want­ed to try and work with anoth­er anten­na this year. AEGEE-Zagreb was a per­fect choice because we already have good rela­tions with them!
GT: What’s the date of your SU?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: Our Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty starts in Ljubl­jana on 14th and ends in Zadar on 28th of July.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: The main top­ics are sports, food and healthy lifestyle. The focus will cer­tain­ly be on all kinds of sports you can imag­ine. We will try to do as many dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties as pos­si­ble in that field. The par­tic­i­pants will learn Sloven­ian and Croa­t­ian lan­guage and get to know our cul­tures. One of the biggest high­lights will also be a vis­it to the breath-tak­ing Croa­t­ian arch­i­pel­ago — the Kor­nati Nation­al Park.
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: We will first start with the Sloven­ian part, where we’ll be stay­ing in our cap­i­tal Ljubl­jana. Lat­er on we will go hik­ing to our gor­geous moun­tain Veli­ka plan­i­na and of course vis­it Bled in the Goren­js­ka region. Then we will con­tin­ue our jour­ney to anoth­er great cap­i­tal — Zagreb — and vis­it the pic­turesque Croa­t­ian Plitvice Lakes Nation­al Park. We will end our chal­lenge from the moun­tains at the sea­side, where we’ll be able to relax a bit on Zadar’s coast.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
AEGEE-Ljubl­jana: Any­body who is inter­est­ed can learn more by read­ing our descrip­tion on the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty list (www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=LJU1), check out our event on Face­book or check our out web­site that will both be launched short­ly.

AEGEE-Las Palmas: “5 Continents in 1 Island”

Las Palmas

The Span­ish branch organ­ised AEGEE’s sev­enth high­est rat­ed Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty last year. The title was: “SUrf, SUn and have fun! A dif­fer­ent way to SEA the world“.

GT: What’s the title of your SU in 2016?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: 5 Con­ti­nents in 1 island
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: No, we are organ­is­ing it alone.
GT: What’s the date of your SU?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: 20th July until 3rd August
GT: What’s the main top­ic?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: Get to know a small piece of every con­ti­nent in one island! Recharge your bat­ter­ies with pos­i­tive ener­gy, cul­tur­al activ­i­ties and join lots of fun and dif­fer­ent sports.
GT: What are the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: The three main pro­gramme high­lights are surf class­es in one of the best world­wide des­ti­na­tions for surf­ing, a boat par­ty in the shiny island and an inter­na­tion­al meet­ing in a love­ly vil­lage.
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: We will vis­it prac­ti­cal­ly all the island from the beach to the high­est part of the island — but the most inter­est­ing cities are Mas­palo­mas, Inge­nio and Agaete.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
AEGEE-Las Pal­mas: We still have not made any Face­book page, but any­one inter­est­ed be watch­ful! We will soon pro­vide more Infor­ma­tion!

AEGEE-Catania: “Bibbidi Bobbidi SU!”

Catania SU 2015

The Sicil­ian branch organ­ised AEGEE’s high­est rat­ed Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties in the past four years. In 2015 the title was: “AeGeE of Mythol­o­gy“.

GT: What’s the title of the su?
Sal­vo Kater­garis Schillaci, Vice-Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Cata­nia: The title is “Bib­bi­di Bob­bi­di SU!”, it’s inspired by the mag­i­cal speech of the Cin­derel­la car­toon, but as you can see a lit­tle mod­i­fied.
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Sal­vo: As in the past two years we are going to orga­nize it alone, but with a new big ener­getic team of orga­niz­ers!
GT: What’s the date of your su?
Sal­vo: 5th to 17th August — the best peri­od to enjoy the sea and the par­ties at night.
GT: What’s the main top­ic?
Sal­vo: Our main top­ic is cre­ativ­i­ty linked to fairy-tales; we believe that this is one of the sub­jects where par­tic­i­pants can express the most of their inner inven­tive­ness. Every activ­i­ty will be con­nect­ed to our theme, it will be a 12-day last­ing fairy-tale.
GT: What are the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
Sal­vo: It is hard to tell just three high­lights in a count­less list of activ­i­ties. Fur­ther­more, I can­not reveal the sur­pris­es we planned for our par­tic­i­pants. Let me say that an impor­tant part of our SU is for sure the game activ­i­ty, which is also one of the most appre­ci­at­ed by the par­tic­i­pants.
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Sal­vo: Apart from Cata­nia and its beau­ties we will vis­it: Sir­a­cusa and Taormi­na, the cities with the great­est Greek her­itage in Sici­ly; Etna, the tallest active vol­cano in Europe; and Aci­cas­tel­lo and Acitrez­za, two of the most beau­ti­ful sea­side towns in Sici­ly.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Sal­vo: For sure the eas­i­est way is our Face­book page: www.facebook.com/aegeecatania/ , you can also check the offi­cial web­site of our SU: http://www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=CAT1. If you have ques­tions, write us an e-mail: aegeecatania@gmail.com.

 

AEGEE-Udine: “The Dark Side of the Boot”

Udine SU 2015

The north­ern Ital­ian branch orga­nized AEGEE’s sec­ond high­est rat­ed SU “Push your­self beyond the bor­der!” in 2015.

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Ste­fano Dal Far­ra, main SU organ­is­er: The title of AEGEE-Udine Sum­mer uni­ver­si­ty of this year is: “The Dark Side of the Boot”.
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Ste­fano: No, we are proud­ly orga­niz­ing it by our­selves.
GT: What’s the date of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty?
Ste­fano: Our SU will take place in the end of July, from the 20th to the 31st in Udine.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the main pro­gramme high­lights?
Ste­fano: The main top­ic of our SU is self-devel­op­ment. It is going to be a sum­mer course where the par­tic­i­pants will get to know them­selves deep­er and bet­ter, and will go back home with some­thing more. It is going to be a very reward­ing, but at the same time chal­leng­ing Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty, where they will see what can hap­pen if we poke them. More­over, they will also get the chance to vis­it our beau­ti­ful coun­try in an unusu­al way, very far from the images of Italy on post­cards. Chal­lenge, fun and dis­cov­er are just three words to sum up what our SU is going to look like.
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Ste­fano: We will explore: Udine, Tri­este, Lig­nano, Civi­dale, Por­de­none, Vajont, Sel­la Nevea and Predil Lake.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Ste­fano: Inter­est­ed peo­ple just have to vis­it our web­site where every­thing you need to know or want to know is explained in detail. This is the link of our web­site: http://summeruniversity.aegee-udine.it. You can also have a look at our Face­book event: www.facebook.com/events/1694836904067590/.

 

AEGEE-Helsinki & AEGEE-Tallinn & AEGEE-Riga: “Searching for the Nordic Smile”

Helsinki SU2015

The anten­na in the Finnish cap­i­tal has been con­stant­ly in the top three of all organ­is­ers for some now. Last year their SU “SUr­vivor — The Mid­night Sun Edi­tion“ was the third-high­est rat­ed Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty. AEGEE-Tallinn’s SU “High-tech for­EST“ was num­ber ten among 68 Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties. They are joined by AEGEE-Riga, which did not orga­nize an SU last year. Matis Joab from AEGEE-Tallinn, Outi Jus­si­la from AEGEE-Helsin­ki and Dita Prüse from AEGEE-Riga answered the ques­tions.

GT: What’s the title of your SU in 2016?
Search­ing for the Nordic Smile
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Yes, this SU is being orga­nized in coop­er­a­tion between AEGEE-Riga, AEGEE-Tallinn and AEGEE-Helsin­ki. We all want­ed to co-oper­ate with oth­er anten­nae so we con­tact­ed each oth­er and decid­ed to do this with three anten­nae. It was an easy choice!
GT: What’s the date of your SU? –
8th of July until the 24th of July.
GT: What’s the main top­ic?
Our theme cat­e­gories are His­to­ry and Local cul­ture & Arts, Cre­ativ­i­ty and Cook­ing.
GT: What are the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
It’s hard to speak of only three high­lights when we are so excit­ed about the pro­gramme our­selves! Besides, we don’t want to give away all the mys­tery and take away the ele­ment of sur­prise. We have thought of a very prac­ti­cal approach for intro­duc­ing our par­tic­i­pants to both the his­to­ry of the dif­fer­ent coun­tries and the soci­ety as it is today. We’ll help you deal with the cul­ture shock, no wor­ries! And if you’re a fan of lan­guages this is def­i­nite­ly the place to be. The trip from Riga to Tallinn should also be quite excit­ing as we are plan­ning to make a whole day out of it by choos­ing a bit chal­leng­ing trans­porta­tion method and hav­ing dif­fer­ent attrac­tions along the way. Lat­er we will dis­cov­er a par­tial­ly sub­merged Sovi­et era prison and get to dive into the water off of aban­doned build­ing! Since we will be vis­it­ing at least four dif­fer­ent cities before we reach our final des­ti­na­tion, we have made sure it’s the per­fect end­ing to a beau­ti­ful SU, name­ly a calm­ing place in Fin­land, far away from the city noise, where time seems to stop: the cot­tage in Nur­mi­järvi. Sauna, danc­ing, beach­es, nev­er-end­ing nights full of sun­light… This will be a sum­mer you will nev­er for­get.
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it? –
Three amaz­ing cap­i­tals: Riga, Tallinn and Helsin­ki. On top of that we will vis­it the beau­ti­ful sea­side resort Jur­mala and the heav­en­ly lake­side cot­tage in Nur­mi­järvi.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more? –
Feel free to check our Face­book page www.facebook.com/SU2016.nordic.smile/, which is being updat­ed con­tin­u­ous­ly. And you can always find us on the SU web­page: http://www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=RIG1. You can also send us an -mail to su16nordicsmile@gmail.com. We are hap­py to answer any ques­tion!

 

AEGEE-Ioannina: “BLUEstories II: SUspicious Minds”

Ioannina SU 2015

Last year, AEGEE-Ioan­ni­na and AEGEE-Patra joined forces and cre­at­ed the fourth-best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015: “BLUE sto­ries- Solve the Ion­ian Mys­tery”. This year, both anten­na orga­nize their own event – so you have two choic­es!

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Vaso Gkou­va, main SU orga­niz­er: The title is “BLUEsto­ries II : SUs­pi­cious Minds”.
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Vaso: No, we will orga­nize it alone.
GT: What’s the date of your su?
Vaso: Start of Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty is on the 9th of July; it ends on the 22nd of July.
GT: What’s the main top­ic?
Vaso: Our SU this year will be about Blue Sto­ries, a fol­low up of last year’s suc­cess­ful theme! Since last year our par­tic­i­pants real­ly enjoyed the top­ic, we decid­ed to con­tin­ue with new and more chal­leng­ing mys­tery sto­ries that will reveal your inner detec­tive while hav­ing fun; bind­ing with oth­er AEGEEans and get­ting to know bet­ter the Greek cul­ture!
GT: What are the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
Vaso: Our pro­gramme has cer­tain­ly more than three high­lights, but here are some of them that you will cer­tain­ly enjoy!
First, raft­ing at Arachthos riv­er. Arachthos, locat­ed in east­ern Epirus, is con­sid­ered the best riv­er in Greece for raft­ing! The descent is easy and beau­ti­ful but includes also some light waves, repeat­ed turns and 2nd to 3rd degree cross­ings. After the ride, we will arrange a Bar­beque par­ty where our par­tic­i­pants will have the chance to taste local yum­mies!
Sec­ond, a vis­it to the secret Melissani’s Cave. Melisani is a cave locat­ed on the island of Kefalo­nia and the only lacus­trine grot­to in Greece! It is 160 meters long and 40 meters wide and con­tains sta­lac­tites that are 20,000 years old! While doing the tour of the lake, you can admire the won­der­ful iri­des­cence on the water, while the sun sneaks through the roof, cre­at­ing an impres­sive atmos­phere.
Third, Naua­gio beach. You may also know it as “The cav­i­ty of smug­glers” – it is the most famous beach on the island, if not in whole Greece. Its sto­ry goes back 34 years ago, when an ille­gal trans­port of cig­a­rettes ship­wrecked and flood­ed to the beach cre­at­ing Naua­gio, which you can access only by boat!
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Vaso: Our SU begins at Ioan­ni­na, the cap­i­tal of Epirus, in north-west­ern Greece! Ioan­ni­na is char­ac­ter­ized by the famous Pamvo­tis Lake and the secret pas­sages lead­ing to the city cas­tle! Next, we will vis­it Zagoro­cho­ria, a com­plex of 46 vil­lages and will trek across the Vikos canyon — the deep­est canyon world­wide, accord­ing to Guin­ness Book! Then we will stop at Siv­ota and Par­ga, two well-known sum­mer resorts where we will enjoy swim­ming, sun­bathing and the local cui­sine! Next des­ti­na­tion will be Leuka­da! At Leuka­da we will swim at Kathis­ma, a huge beach with crys­tal blue waters that attracts thou­sands of peo­ple every sum­mer. Then, we will do a dai­ly boat trip where we will vis­it also Itha­ca, the island of Odysseus, and swim to the sur­round­ing beach­es! After that we will take the boat to Kefalo­nia, the biggest and prob­a­bly the most beau­ti­ful island of the Ion­ian sea! There we will swim to the famous Murto’s beach and vis­it the secret Melisani cave! Our last des­ti­na­tion is Zante! 9 kilo­me­tres south of the city cen­tre, Laganas is the most famous place in Zante and one of the last shel­ters of the sea tur­tle Caret­ta Caret­ta! Last but cer­tain­ly not least, is Naua­gio.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Vaso: If you are inter­est­ed, you can like our Face­book page AEGEE-Ioan­ni­na www.facebook.com/aegee.ioannina/ and also the page of our Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty: www.facebook.com/bluestoriesIIsuspiciousminds. There you can find our news, pho­tos of the places that will vis­it, details about the pro­gramme of our SU and more!

 

AEGEE-Patra: “From Sunrise till midnight”

Patra SU 2015

The part­ner of AEGEE-Ioan­ni­na last year also goes solo this year, after reach­ing a place in the top 4 of all SUs in 2015 with “BLUE sto­ries- Solve the Ion­ian Mys­tery”.

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Fotei­ni Kara­grig­ori, SU coor­di­na­tor: Our Trav­el­ling Sum­mer University’s title is “From Sun­rise till mid­night”.
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Fotei­ni: For this year’s TSU we won’t coop­er­ate with anoth­er anten­na but with an AEGEE project, “Democ­ra­cy in Prac­tice”.
GT: What’s the date of your SU?
Fotei­ni: It will be right in the mid­dle of sum­mer! From 11th to 25th of July.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
Fotei­ni: Our goal dur­ing this TSU will be to raise aware­ness for Democ­ra­cy and Human Rights and how they are being imple­ment­ed. We are try­ing to make every­thing per­fect, so it is going to be like learn­ing through play­ing while being show­ered by the sun­light and splashed by the sea.
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
Fotei­ni: Dur­ing these two weeks we will trav­el through Pelo­pon­nese in south­ern Greece. There we will vis­it the moun­tain­ous inte­ri­or and the deeply indent­ed coasts. Patra, Kala­ma­ta, Ela­fon­isos and Naf­plio will be the start­ing cities from where we will vis­it places of cul­tur­al, his­tor­i­cal and touris­tic inter­est like Ancient Olympia, Diros Caves, Voidok­il­ia Beach, Mys­tras, Myce­nae and many more.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Fotei­ni: Inter­est­ed peo­ple are our favourite peo­ple and we love being in touch with them! They can con­tact us via e-mail — tsu2016patra@gmail.com — or like our SU Face­book page: www.facebook.com/tsupatra2016.

 

AEGEE-Napoli: “Darker than midnight can’t come”

Napoli SU 2015

The fifth best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015 was also the cheap­est: “Past & Fasul — Through the ages of time!”, orga­nized by AEGEE-Napoli.

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Vin­cen­zo Cas­cone: The title of our SU is : “Dark­er than mid­night can’t come”. We used a word­play to com­mu­ni­cate some­thing that linked Neapoli­tan and Eng­lish in one sen­tence before. And this year it hap­pened again. The title of our SU comes from a pop­u­lar proverb of our ancient tra­di­tion that reflects the lifestyle of the Neapoli­tan peo­ple. It is lit­er­al­ly trans­lat­ed in Eng­lish, that’s why it doesn’t sound real­ly log­i­cal.
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Vin­cen­zo: We are not organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na.
GT: What’s the date of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty?
Vin­cen­zo: The SU will take place from the 27th of July to the 8th of August.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the main pro­gramme high­lights?
Vin­cen­zo: The main top­ic of our SU is the Neapoli­tan pop­u­lar cul­ture. We are going to dis­cov­er the most typ­i­cal Neapoli­tan things, start­ing from typ­i­cal food, dances, his­to­ries, leg­ends and so on and so on… There are many sur­pris­es wait­ing for our par­tic­i­pants, but if I tell every­thing now it will not be fun­ny any­more!
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Vin­cen­zo: We are going to vis­it of course Napoli with its beau­ties, Caser­ta and its Roy­al Palace, the ancient city of Pom­peii, The Amal­fi Coast where we are going to have a boat trip from Amal­fi to Posi­tano and we will vis­it the Oasis of Fran­col­ise which is a real­ly secret place close to Napoli — don’t search on Inter­net for it or you will ruin a very big sur­prise.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Vin­cen­zo: You can vis­it the page of the event we cre­at­ed on Face­book: www.facebook.com/events/173326796373259/.

 

AEGEE-Aachen: “Mit Karl dem Kleinen durch Rhein und Ruhr“

Aachen SU 2015

Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties in Aachen have a very long tra­di­tion. The Ger­man anten­na made an SU every year since 1989! Last year they orga­nized the sixth-high­est Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty, which also had the longest title ever: “Flunky­ball­welt­meis­ter­schafts­maskottchenaus­bil­dungs­som­mer­fe­rien­lager”.

GT: What’s the title of your SU in 2016?
Max­im Jourenko: „Mit Karl dem Kleinen durch Rhein und Ruhr“.
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Max­im: We are get­ting in con­tact with the local anten­na of cities we are going to vis­it — as for instance AEGEE-Düs­sel­dorf, AEGEE-Köln and AEGEE-Maas­tricht. With these col­lab­o­ra­tions we aim to pro­vide more insight to any par­tic­i­pant, improv­ing the over­all expe­ri­ence while vis­it­ing these cities.
GT: What’s the date of your SU?
Max­im: The Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty starts in 23rd of June and fin­ish­es on 8th of July.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the three main pro­gramme high­lights?
Max­im: We will explore the buzzing cities in the Ruhr area that thrived dur­ing the indus­tri­al rev­o­lu­tion. We vis­it places of his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al impor­tance togeth­er with our awe­some mas­cot Karl dem Kleinen. Our SU offers insight into Ger­man cul­ture by expe­ri­enc­ing events such as: our local-style car­ni­val and vis­it­ing a tra­di­tion­al brew­ery among oth­er activ­i­ties; trav­el­ling across loca­tions around the Rhein and Ruhr areas — even includ­ing an excur­sion to the Nether­lands; an intense Ger­man lan­guage class, sup­ple­ment­ed by non-class­room activ­i­ties such as movie-nights and games.
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
Max­im: We will vis­it Bonn to get a glimpse of Ger­man his­to­ry, the infa­mous city of Cologne, Düs­sel­dorf along with one of its brew­eries, Essen and its his­tor­i­cal spots from the times of indus­tri­al­iza­tion as well as the beau­ti­ful Maas­tricht.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Max­im: Vis­it our Face­book page www.facebook.com/aachensu or search for Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty 2016 Aachen. You can also check our site entry on www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=AAC1 — or sim­ply get into con­tact with us!

 

AEGEE-Voronezh: “Re:bRUSh it UP!” and “Let’s get it DONe”

Voronezh SU 2015

The eigth-best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015 was organ­ised by AEGEE-Voronezh in Rus­sia. It had the title “bRUSh it UP!” – quite fit­ting for a lan­guage course!

GT: What’s the title of your SU in 2016?
Svet­lana Merenko­va, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Voronezh: In 2016 we are orga­niz­ing two Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties. The title of our first SU this year is “Re:bRUSh it UP!” and the sec­ond is a Trav­el­ling Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty: “Let’s get it DONe”.
GT: Are you organ­is­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Svet­lana: The first one we do alone. The sec­ond SU “Let’s get it DONe” is organ­ised in coop­er­a­tion with AEGEE-Ros­tov-na-Donu. We have already co-orga­nized a Trav­el­ling Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2012 with them and it was a very nice expe­ri­ence, so we decid­ed to do it again. We have also co-orga­nized a Region­al Train­ing Course with AEGEE-Ros­tov-na-Donu last autumn and had an exchange in Jan­u­ary, so when we thought about a Trav­el­ling Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty we were imme­di­ate­ly absolute­ly sure which anten­na we are going to do it with.
GT: What’s the date of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties?
Svet­lana: The Sum­mer Course “Re:bRUSh it UP!” is from 7th till 18th of July. The Trav­el­ling Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty “Let’s get it DONe” is from 21st of July till 4th of August.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the three main pro­gramme high­lights of the SU “Re:bRUSh it UP!”?
Svet­lana: The main top­ic of the SU “Re:bRUSh it UP!” is Russ­ian lan­guage and Russ­ian cul­ture. Con­tin­u­ing the tra­di­tion of Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties orga­nized by AEGEE-Voronezh, we pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for our par­tic­i­pants to study Russ­ian lan­guage at the lan­guage school Inter­na­tion­al House Voronezh-Lin­guist. In the end of the course all par­tic­i­pants will receive offi­cial Inter­na­tion­al House cer­tifi­cates. But don’t wor­ry, you won’t be study­ing all day long! We will also pro­vide an awe­some cul­tur­al and social pro­gramme, includ­ing Russ­ian sauna and a trip to a vil­lage which is an open-air muse­um of local craft and cul­ture. And, of course, Voronezh is well-known for its crazy par­ties, so you can be sure we won’t dis­ap­point our par­tic­i­pants!
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the three main pro­gramme high­lights of “Let’s get it DONe”?
Svet­lana: The main top­ic is his­to­ry and cul­ture of the Don region — Don is one of the biggest rivers in Cen­tral Rus­sia. This is a TSU, so there will be a lot of trav­el­ling!
GT: Which cities or land­marks will you vis­it?
Svet­lana: If we com­bine two Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties togeth­er, we will get quite a map! Voronezh, Ertil, Ros­tov-na-Donu, Tagan­rog and Azov.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Svet­lana: First of all you can read all the infor­ma­tion at the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties web­site. For “Re:bRUSh it UP!” the address is: www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=VOR1, for “Let’s get it DONe”, check out: www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=RON1. Also fol­low our Face­book page www.facebook.com/events/567836633363539/ and www.facebook.com/TSU-Lets-get-it-DONe-AEGEE-Voronezh-and-AEGEE-Rostov-na-Donu-2016–472730759594973/ where we post all the updates!

AEGEE-Castelló: “Let’S(U) Move It”

Castello SU 2015

L-AEGEEndary (K)nights“ was the title of AEGEE-Castelló‘s Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty last night. This coop­er­a­tion with AEGEE-Valen­cia was vot­ed ninth-best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015.

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Car­les Bel­tran, main SU organ­is­er: The title is: “Let’S(U) Move It”.
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Car­les: It is orga­nized by AEGEE-Castel­ló exclu­sive­ly.
GT: What’s the date of your su?
Car­les: The event starts on 15th and fin­ish­es on 28th of August.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the main pro­gramme high­lights?
Car­les: Sports and Dance. We will go hik­ing, play beach vol­ley­ball, rug­by, bas­ket­ball and more. We will also have dance work­shops and vis­it five dif­fer­ent places with dif­fer­ent land­scapes.
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Car­les: We will vis­it Beni­cas­im, Morel­la, Penyis­co­la, Tor­re­blan­ca, Castel­ló and Valen­cia.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Car­les: We will cre­ate a Face­book page soon. Until then you can check the SU web­site: www.projects.aegee.org/suct/su2016/show.php?su_id=CSO1.

 

AEGEE-Tartu & AEGEE-Sankt Peterburg: “RUSh to the bEST!

Tallinn SU 2015

Last year AEGEE-Tar­tu invit­ed its par­tic­i­pants into the “High-tech for­EST“. This Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty ranked tenth out of 68 events. Vis­it­ing alpacas was one of the high­lights.

GT: What’s the title of your Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2016?
Liisa Korgekuhi, main SU Coor­di­na­tor in Tar­tu: The title is “RUSh to the bEST!”
GT: Are you orga­niz­ing it with anoth­er anten­na?
Liisa: We are organ­is­ing the SU with AEGEE-Sankt Peter­burg. We got the idea dur­ing Net­work Meet­ing in Tar­tu last autumn, where we met our fel­low organ­is­ers. We thought it would be a good idea to coop­er­ate and offer our par­tic­i­pants some­thing dif­fer­ent this year.
GT: What’s the date of your su?
Liisa: It will start on 24th of July and ends on 8th of August 2016.
GT: What’s the main top­ic and the main pro­gramme high­lights?
Liisa: The main top­ic is self-expres­sion in gen­er­al. The main high­lights are def­i­nite­ly The Week­end Baltic Fes­ti­val 2016, a ghost tour in Pär­nu and a Matryosh­ka work­shop in Saint Peters­burg.
GT: Which cities will you vis­it?
Liisa: We are going to vis­it Saint Peters­burg, Peter­hof Palace and Tsarskoye Selo in Rus­sia as well as the uni­ver­si­ty town Tar­tu, the cap­i­tal Tallinn and the sum­mer cap­i­tal Pär­nu in Esto­nia.
GT: How can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more?
Liisa: We will cre­ate a Face­book event for our SU very soon! Until then you can con­tact AEGEE-Tar­tu or AEGEE-Sankt Peter­burg: www.facebook.com/aegee.tartu and www.facebook.com/aegee.spb. Ljubljana SU