Utrecht, Tartu, Tallinn & Riga, Netherlands

European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union - Track

when 5 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 1950

The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection to the European Union over the course of six inspiring and educational weeks. From lectures to company visits, from museums to the European parliament, you will have a diverse and unforgettable experience in these three distinct yet interconnected countries.

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During your stay in Utrecht, you will discover what makes Europeans ‘European’. Explore the varied identities that are present in Europe through lectures and day trips, while working together with a host of international students.

Continue your journey north towards Estonia, where you will take a deep dive into Estonian economic innovation and the NATO, the EU and Baltic Regional Security. Enrich your knowledge of international business life through daily company visits, and learn more about the recent history of the Baltic States, so as to expand your view on their current day foreign policy activities.

End this educational journey in the beautiful Latvia, where you will be taught all about a range current topics in everyday life in the Baltic States. Lectures will have subjects varying from business ethics and corruption, to intercultural communication, and from sustainability to cognitive sciences.

The price for this course includes all course materials, excursions and transportation.

If this course cannot be offered in a face-to-face setting it will be provided in a digital setting instead.

Course leader

Geertje Dekkers, Prof. dr. Andres Kasekamp & Dr. Inese Runce

Target group

The track is open to all students from different fields of study with an interest in culture, society and politics.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to European Identities and provide insight into historical and present-day contexts of the Baltic States.

Fee info

EUR 1950: Course fee.

All course materials and excursion tickets are included in the total fee. The transfer from Utrecht to Estonia and from Estonia to Latvia is also included. In Estonia, breakfast will be provided and is included in the fee. Please note your baggage must not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs). Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Utrecht and from Latvia to their home country.
EUR 1010: Housing fee.

Because Utrecht Summer School arranges travel between the different locations, housing is mandatory. If you wish to share a room during your stay in Latvia, please write this in your short motivation and you will receive a 70 euro discount on the housing fee.

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