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Excursions and Social Programs

We offer extensive excursions and social programs which aim at introducing students to the ethnic, historical and cultural diversity of Daugavpils and Latvia in the context of their historical and contemporary relations with Russia. These can include short trips during working days as well as full-day trips on weekends.

Different excursion destinations may be considered, if requested by the students, e.g. full-day trips to Riga, Rundale Palace, Vilnius (the capital of neighboring Lithuania), or Estonia. Project groups may also consider multiple-day study trips to Belarus, Russia, and Poland.

Weekday Excursions:

  • Welcome to Daugavpils Tour
  • Multicultural Daugavpils: Church Hill
  • Russian House – Cultural Center of the Russian Community in Daugavpils
  • Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum
  • Dinaburg Fortress
  • Mark Rothko Art Centre
  • Jewish Community Museum and Holocaust Memorial
  • Svente Estate and Armor Museum
  • Military Memorials (WW1, WW2, Afghan War) and the Holocaust Memorial
  • Russian Banya

Full Day Excursions:

  • Ligo – Latvia’s most beloved holiday.
  • Basilica of Aglona, Museum of World War II and Devil’s Lake in Aglona.
  • Riga – the capital of Latvia. Old Town, Jugendstil architecture, seaside resort town Jurmala.
  • Rundale Palace – a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.
  • Excursions to neighboring Lithuania: Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas.

Our sports manager arranges sports events for students and helps them to find options to be active: swimming, running, etc. Students often play soccer, basketball, Russian billiards, and visit a swimming pool or sauna.

We also offer various extracurricular activities that enrich students’ cultural experience: culinary classes, song and dance classes, round-table discussions with communication partners, and many more.