City of Kaunas The Summer course will take place in Kaunas, the second biggest city and the former capital of the Republic of Lithuania, which is a very cosy and green city with 450 thousand inhabitants. It is an outstanding place of architectural treasures (the most interesting buildings from Art Nouveau to Baroque). Kaunas offers a wide selection of leisure activities for young people. Dynamic streets, countless coffee-bars, beautiful parks and squares and excellent concerts will offer you different opportunities for an exciting stay.
Host of the Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course The Lithuanian language and culture summer course is organised by Vytautas Magnus University. At present it is one of the largest universities in the country and gathers nearly 9 000 students at ten faculties in various study programmes.
Study Programme During the summer course you will be offered an intensive programme consisting of lectures, workshops and discussions, sightseeing tours and excursions to learn the Lithuanian language and deepen your knowledge about Lithuanian lifestyle. Qualified teachers and professors will head the programme.
Language of Instruction Language classes will be given in Lithuanian with explanations in English when necessary. Other lectures and workshops will be held in English.
Social Programme We will organise an attractive social programme. The social programme will include guided tours to heritage sites of Lithuania, visits to museums, film and folkdance evenings, sailing tour and more.
Arrival and Departure The transfer to and from Kaunas should be organised individually. Kaunas can be easily reached by plane (www.kaunasair.lt, www.lal.lt), bus (www.eurolines.lt), train (from Belarus, Russia, and the Ukraine) or ferry (from Germany, Sweden). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. The organisers will be happy to provide it.
Accommodation and Meals You will stay at a student's dormitory in the centre of Kaunas. You will be able to cook yourselves or buy your meals at numerous cafes, pizzerias and restaurants of Kaunas.
Fee The summer course fee, including tuition and social programme is about EUR 525/ USD 785. The application fee is EUR 30/ USD 45. The fee is waived for Erasmus, Comenius, Campus Europae students. You should be able to cover your own travel, accommodation and personal expenses.
Application The deadline of submitting the application is May 31, 2008. The application documents should be in English. For the application form, please visit the homepage of Vytautas Magnus University www.vdu.lt/LTcourses or it can be sent to you by e-mail, upon request.
Please enclose the following documents:
Letter of motivation (1 page).
Contact The organisers of the summer course at Regional Studies Department of VMU will be happy to answer all questions concerning organisational matters, which might occur before the summer course starts or during it.
Coordinator: Ms. Zydrune Zemaityte, Vytautas Magnus University Postal address: K. Donelaicio g. 58 LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania Visiting address: Gedimino str. 44-201 Kaunas, Lithuania Tel.: +370 37 206709 Fax: +370 37 206709 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org