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News created - 24.07.2012

Organised by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) for the 14th time in row, Baltic International Summer School (BISS) will be held this year from the 29 July to 12 August. On Monday July 30 at 19.00, 50 students from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, China and Slovakia will come together for an opening ceremony in Hotel Wolmar, Valmiera.
 
Before the ceremony, all the participants will make their own “footprint” in the student dormitory on 13 Zivju Street. They will paint on the dormitory wall with the topic being related to the summer school. At the same time, an Erasmus student photography exhibition will open, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Erasmus. The exhibition will be held at ViA, showcasing photos taken from 2006 up until now.
 
Within the two weeks of summer school, there will be scheduled classes at the university and field trips to the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve, Gauja National Park and Ķemeri National Park. Lectures will be given by Vidzeme University lecturers and also guests from our foreign partner universities.
 
Citizens of Valmiera will also have a chance to participate in BISS activities by offering foreign students to spend the evening with their family on 31 July. This is designed to give the students an insight into a typical Latvian family and their traditions.  On August 3, summer school participants will perform their country’s traditional songs and dances in Valmiera castle ruins’ open-air stage.
 
During this year’s BISS, two programmes will take place simultaneously – the Erasmus Intensive Programme “Environment Awareness. Communication. Interpretation” organised with financial support from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, and secondly “Learn and Experience Baltics: Nature, Culture and Spa Tourism” organised in cooperation with Pärnu College, University of Tartu. Both programmes will be held in English.
 
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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