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Turiba University invites International students to participate in Summer school in Riga this summer. Students from several countries can apply for scholarship.

Dates: 31.07.2017. - 11.08.2017.

Main topics: 1) City from perspective of architecture, infrastructure, culture and planning on the example of Riga; 2) Urban environment and City as sustainable Tourism destination; 3) Latvian culture, language and traditions.

Summer school will take place in Riga – capital of Latvia. Riga is biggest city of the Baltic States, it is cultural and economic centre of Baltics. At the same time Riga is good example of sustainable Tourism destination, which is main topic of the summer school. During the summer school you will explore different topics related to sustainability of the city, planning and development of tourism, will get to know Riga and with the help of our local students’ government will spend wonderful time in our beautiful city!

Summer school students will participate in lectures, workshops, discussions, will meet professionals and experts, will participate in study visits and excursions. Students will have possibility to develop their own project work and will gain 3 ECTS for this Course.

Participants: bachelor or master level students interested in topic of Sustainable development, Tourism, Strategic planning, Architecture and Culture. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Place: Turiba University is located in Riga. University has modern campus where students will have everyday lectures as well as will be accommodated in our Students Hostel. Center is 8 minutes by train from the University.



Participation fee: 395 Euro

Fee covers accommodation (in campus, 3 or 4 bedded rooms in newly renovated students hostel,, catering (3 times per day) and full programme of the School – lectures and workshops, excursions and study visits, public transport in the city, several cultural and free time activities.

Additional costs: traveling to Riga, visa costs, insurance.


Day 1


Getting to know Latvia and Riga, Latvian language 

Day 2

Sustainable city and Tourism – what does it means?

Example of Riga city

Excursion in Riga centre

Day 3

City as Tourism destination

Urban environment, examples of the world

Sustainable Tourism examples

Day 4

Nature and environment issues in city

Study visit and examples

Day 5


Art Nouveau in Riga

Visit to Art Nouveau museum

Day 6

Visit to Jurmala city, national part of Ķemeri

Free time and activities in Jurmala beach

Day 7

Free time and optional activities organised by students’ government

Day 8

Infrastructure and transport in the City

Group work

Day 9

Culture and events as element of City tourism

Events, Cultural life and active Tourism possibilities in the City

Day 10

Marketing of the city

Development of sustainable brad of the city

LiveRiga example

Day 11

Development of new and specific tourism offers- business, conference, medical, gastronomy tourism products

Group works, preparing for final presentation

Day 12

Final evaluation and feedback 

For applications please fill in 1) Application form and along with 2) Letter of motivation and 3) CV send to Kristine Tihanova,

Language of summer school: English

Turiba University will support you in visa application procedure, if needed.

Scholarships for summer school are financed in frame of Latvian State Scholarships and fellowships program. Program is managed by State Education Development Agency Republic of Latvia. More information on