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14th Baltic International Summer School Has Begun
News created - 06.08.2012

The 14th Baltic International Summer School (BISS) is in progress in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, where two programmes are simultaneously taking place - “Environment awareness. Communication. Interpretation” and “Learning about and experiencing the Baltic States: natural, cultural and spa tourism”. The project features 38 members and lecturers from Turkey, Netherlands, Greek, Portuguese, German, Estonian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Latvian, UK, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Slovakia.
 
The rector of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Dr.hist. Vija Daukšte points out that “we are one of the few universities holding such a stable and good tradition to form a large and common experience. It is a great pleasure that our colleagues have found a way how to keep the summer school at a good level and have made an enormous effort to continue this tradition. Communication between different cultures is a very valuable experience because, in today's world, we must be very mobile and ready for change. An event like this moulds advanced people.”
 
Before the opening ceremony, the participants of the summer school created paintings on the walls of the student hostel. The paintings were based on keywords such as student, Erasmus, environment, communication, spa, education. They not only included the flags of different countries to symbolise friendship and intercultural communication, but also a variety of natural elements to characterise the environment surrounding us.
 
A student from Germany, Lea-Isabelle Kränzle, talks about her first impressions of BISS: “In my opinion, the Summer School provides unique opportunity to spend two weeks here in Valmiera, where it is possible to work together with students who represents different cultures and learn from lecturers who have a sight of environmental issues from many aspects. I also appreciate that environmental protection is such a significant topic in Latvia and that the beauty created nature is too admired.”
 
The lectures in the first few days were led by lecturers from Greece, Estonia and Latvia. In the programme “Environment Awareness. Communication. Interpretation” was highlighted around global problems with environmental pollution, citing recent studies as well as innovative technologies as possible solutions. On the other hand, “Learn and Experience Baltics: Nature, Culture and Spa Tourism” participants were informed about the cultural heritage of the Baltic countries including historical facts and similar features.
 
The Baltic International Summer School programmes “Environment awareness. Communication. Interpretation” and “Learning about and experiencing the Baltic States: natural, cultural and spa tourism” will take place from July 29 to August 12. The goal is to develop awareness of the environment around us and how it has been affected. BISS has been running as an annual summer programme at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences since 1999.



	
 

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