European Encounters: Small Countries, Big Neighbours
The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection to the European Union over the course of six inspiring and educational weeks. From lectures to company visits, from museums to the European parliament, you will have a diverse and unforgettable experience in these three distinct yet interconnected countries.
During your stay in Utrecht, you will discover what makes Europeans ‘European’. Explore the varied identities that are present in Europe through lectures and day trips, while working together with a host of international students.
End this educational journey in the beautiful Latvia, where you will be taught all about a range current topics in everyday life in the Baltic States. Lectures will have subjects varying from business ethics and corruption, to intercultural communication, and from sustainability to cognitive sciences.
The price for this course includes all course materials, excursions and transportation.
The organizing universities are closely monitoring the global situation related to Covid-19, including possible restrictions of travel, as well as safety rules. In the event when the program cannot be conducted in contact teaching, the online option will be offered with reduced fee. It is also possible to use hybrid learning teaching method (simultaneously contact and online teaching).
Applications are evaluated based on
Motivation letter (up to 1.5 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, explains his/her expectations about the programme and how participation in the summer programme is connected with his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
Organizing institutions: Utrecht University - Faculty of Humanities, University of Tartu - University of Tartu, University of Latvia - University of Latvia
Credits: 12 ECTS
Location: Utrecht, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga
Time: 05 July – 13 August; 2021
Programme fee: 3100 €
Programme fee: 3100€ includes tuition, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme, services of the host university, accommodatiotion and transportation between the Netherlands and Estonia (airline); and Estonia and Latvia (bus). Students will be accommodated in Estonia in 3-4 star hotels with breakfast included. Accommodation in the Netherlands and Latvia will be in student housing.
Students are responsible for their travel and travel insurance (visa arrangements, if needed) from their home country to Tallinn and from Tartu back to their home country.