VMU Summer Courses are Attended by Students from Over 30 Countries

Baltic Summer University (BSU), a project organized by VMU, has drawn together over 100 students from various countries of the world for the second time in a row in Kaunas. Students from Europe and farther regions have joined the project: the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Japan, Indonesia. The participants were offered a wide variety of courses in which the guests can improve their professional skills, learn the Lithuanian language, discover other cultures, and establish new contacts.

BSU welcomed the first students in early July, during the start of the Summer Internship Programme (SIP), which is focused on allowing students to gain practical knowledge in their professional field. The latest influx arrived this week: students who chose the courses of Personal Branding and Creative Media Lab centred on the subjects of creativity, communication, and culture. The final arrival of new participants is due on 6 August, when the participants of the Methods in Molecular Genetics course will come to Kaunas.

The most popular BSU courses, Lithuanian Language and Culture, are organized for the 20th time this year. The lectures, which began on 13 July, are attended by students, scientists, researchers and people who wish to learn the language of their grandparents or spouses. These courses are a great opportunity to not only learn the language but also discover the culture of our country firsthand, listen to the lectures by VMU professors and visit various landmarks and locations of Lithuania. This year, like every summer, beginner and advanced Lithuanian language courses of 4 different levels are organized.

All students of the Baltic Summer University are invited to take part in joint social activities: introductory tours of Kaunas, cultural friendship party, presentation of traditional dishes and cultures, day trips to Vilnius, Trakai, Rumšiškės and the Hill of Crosses. The closing of the BSU will be marked by a festive celebration on 10 August, which will also include a performance by a choir composed of the summer courses’ participants themselves.