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News created - 24.02.2015

From June 21 to July 2, 2015, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) in Valmiera will host already the 17th edition of Baltic International Summer School (BISS). This year both local and international students have a possibility to take part in two summer school programmes, thus learning about tourism event management or deepening their knowledge on the culture, language and society in Latvia. The special event of this year’s summer school will be traditional summer solstice “Jāņi” celebration on the evening of June 23, which will offer international students a possibility to get to know one of the most vibrant Latvian traditional holidays.

Similar to other years, the summer school will offer lectures, workshops, group works, field trips, as well as culture and social programme in order to make sure this summer experience turns into participant’s absolutely best summer in Baltics which is the slogan of the summer school.

The summer school course “Latvia – Place for Creative Development” will introduce participants with various aspects of Latvian culture in order to learn about its identity and diversity. The course will feature both Latvian language classes and lectures on history, security, society, economics and other topics. Also field trips and case studies are significant elements of the summer school course to strengthen the theory learned in classroom.

The other course of this year’s summer school “International Tourism Events Management/ ITEM” will take place already for the 3rd time. It will offer participants a possibility to take part in a event evaluation and research. Both practical assignments, use of modern ICT tools, and lectures and workshops will provide participants with new knowledge and skills in event management field.

Since 1999 BISS is a traditional summer training programme, which is organized by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. For many participants this experience had raised their interest about Latvia and the Baltic countries.


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