For Latvian diaspora

In 2024 “Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture” for diaspora youth will be only on  held ONLINE.

This summer school is for diaspora youth (aged 17–35) with no or little to good prior knowledge of Latvian.

This year The University of Latvia in collaboration with the Latvian Language Agency and the Ministry of Education and Science organizes the summer school for diaspora youth for the 7th time. The summer school is funded by the budget programme “State Language Policy and Administration” administered by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Summer school program offers:

  • intensive Latvian language course in the amount of 64 academic hours (grammar basics: improvement of reading, writing and speaking skills). The course includes topics such as human personality, experience, knowledge and skills, getting to know and staying in Latvia, versatile and unique Riga, getting to know the city and orientate in it, everyday life and holidays of Latvian residents, Latvian traditional and modern culture, Latvian news in the media, world successes stories of Latvia and Latvians;
  • a class on Latvian  culture and folklore: traditions and customs. During the lecture, the participants of the summer school will be able to familiarize themselves with Latvian folk songs.

         The attendees, having successfully completed the course, are awarded 4 credits (6 ECTS).

In the summer school, the language of communication during the Latvian classes, and  lectures is English.