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Families of Valmiera Introduce International Students to Latvia and its Traditions
News created - 06.08.2012

On July 31, participants of Baltic International Summer School (BISS) had the chance to spend one evening together with families from Valmiera and surrounding areas, to learn about Latvia from a familial perspective. Families welcomed students from Turkey, Netherland, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Estonia, China, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Great Britain, Latvia and Slovakia.
The aim of the “Family Night” was to provide a better understanding about Latvia and its culture through different daily situations like apple picking, cycling, traditional food preparation and a variety of excursions etc.
As a member of one host family, Māra Maurīte says: “I participated in the family evening because I have done it every year for three or four years now. It is very interesting to welcome foreign students into my family and learn more about different cultures. I made a traditional Latvian dinner and also showed them around Cēsis.”
On August 3 at 19.30, the summer school participants will perform their country’s traditional songs and dances in Valmiera castle ruins’ open-air stage. Citizens of Valmiera are welcome to participate and immerse themselves in cultural diversity.
The Baltic International Summer School programmes of “Environment awareness. Communication. Interpretation” and “Learning about and experiencing the Baltic States: natural, cultural and spa tourism” 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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