BISS2017 taught students how to be cautious media users and creators
 Baltic International Summer School (BISS) in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) has ended successfully. ...
BISS 2017 talks about the dangers of being clueless in media environment
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International Summer School Focusing on Environment Awareness Issues to Take Place in Valmiera
News created - 27.06.2012

From July 29 to August 12, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences will offer domestic and foreign students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of environmental issues through various professionals from around the world.
“This is the third year we are working with the theme ‘Environment Awareness. Communication. Interpretation’ but every year there is a different angle. This year, in cooperation with Nature Conservation Agency, the summer school participants will be invited to celebrate the Latvian Nature Protection’s 100th year anniversary. One task will be to prepare greeting posters of the oldest protected areas in each participant’s country for the first Latvian Moricsala Nature reserve founded in 1912”, says program manager Zane Šmite.
By contrast, last year’s summer school participant and ViA student Klāvs Vasiļevskis remarks that “it is a great opportunity to relax in an international environment here in Valmiera”. He goes on to say that “it is a chance to get to know different cultures, to communicate in foreign languages whilst, at the same time, visiting beautiful places in Vidzeme.”
Baltic International Summer School (BISS) is organized with the support of intensive Erasmus programs like ‘Environmental awareness. Communication. Interpretation’, in collaboration with the program ‘Learning about and experiencing the Baltic States: natural, cultural and spa tourism’ from University of Tartu Pärnu College. The two weeks will consist of scheduled lectures, three field trips and workshops, all of which will be taught by Latvian, Estonian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish lecturers.
Residents of the Valmiera and Vidzeme University employees will also have the opportunity to engage in BISS activities, including the family evening on July 31 and the national song and dance festival in Valmiera castle-ruins during the first weekend in August. Families who want to join the foreign students in demonstrating a traditional Latvian evening are invited to apply.
BISS has been running as an annual summer programme at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences since 1999. In total, almost 300 students from different countries have attended so far. The BISS experience has created a profound interest in the Baltic States and Latvia for many previous participants and we hope for even more this year.


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