Riga, Latvia

Latvian Language and Culture

when 30 July 2020 - 12 August 2020
language Latvian
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 15

For the sixth year, the University of Latvia in collaboration with the Latvian Language Agency organizes "Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture" for everyone who is interested not only to learn and improve their Latvian language skills but also to expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art and folklore.
We offer:
 intensive, modern and interactive Latvian language course
 afternoon discussions on Latvian history and politics
 afternoon discussions on Latvian culture and art
 afternoon discussions on Latvian folklore: customs and traditions
 guided tours of Riga
 a two-day trip to port city Ventspils
 guided tour to Kuldiga

Course leader

Pre-Studies Training Centre of the University of Latvia

Target group

People who want to learn and improve their Latvian language skills and expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art, and folklore. The students who study the Latvian Language or other Baltic languages at their home universities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Course aim

The study programme enables attendees to learn the Latvian language or to improve their existing language skills and intercultural awareness and sensitivity. The programme is interactive and allows to practice newly acquired knowledge and skills. The cultural activities and excursions are planned to supplement class work and to introduce participants to the rich diversity of the geographical, linguistic, and cultural areas of Latvia.

Credits info

6 EC
The attendees, having successfully completed the course, are awarded 6 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 15: Registration fee
EUR 561: Fee includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments during the cultural evenings and opening/closing ceremonies. Participation fee is set at 561 EUR (435 EUR for students/scholars)


International students can apply for University of Latvia and Latvian state (the State Education Development Agency) scholarships.

University of Latvia scholarships

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