Sharon Sugaret passed along this announcement. Ed Hromatka ... Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:59:41 -0600 International Summer School in Central Asia July 13-31,Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2005View SourceSharon Sugaret passed along this announcement.Ed Hromatka
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:59:41 -0600
International Summer School in Central Asia
July 13-31, 2005 Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University
Application deadline: May 1, 2005
The Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University www.manas.kg cordially invites interested participants to take part in an unforgettable Central Asian cultural and educational experience during the summer of 2005.
The purpose of bringing people together for the 19 day event from different parts of the world is to offer participants an insightful and educational perspective of Kyrgyzstan's people, culture, tradition, history, art, literature, geography, and political and economic institutions. Besides, its primary role is to promote the exchange of information and to communicate the knowledge and experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through seminars, conferences, and workshops during the whole period of the program.
The summer school allows everyone the opportunity to pursue the themes that appeal most to them. For those who wish to learn more about the language, there would be Kyrgyz language lessons and historical introduction to the Turkic languages. For those whose passion is history and art, there are abundant examples to contemplate and explore. For the adventurer who adores natural beauty, there are many sights that will make you catch your breath. For the gastronome, a true banquet awaits you every meal time. For those who crave for discovery, there is a glorious country awaiting you right at your fingertips. For those interested in literature and the crafts, first-hand demonstrations and activities have been arranged. For those who love to travel, visits to the countryside will leave an indelible mark on your memory. Kyrgyzstan with its high culture is truly an amazing land and the Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University prides itself in extending you an invitation to drink from the fountain of civilization.
Eligibility: participants for the International Summer School will be encouraged to be senior students, scholars, academics, professionals, and pensioners from 20 years to 75 years of their age from all parts of the world.
Estimated program cost: the cost of the ISS will be in between $1,100 to $1,800 per participant according to the preference of the accommodation. The fee will cover all costs of tuition and materials, accommodation for full period of the program, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), excisions, and transportation inside Kyrgyzstan. Participants are encouraged to transfer the advance payment of 10% of the total fee upon the confirmation of their participation via bank or Western Union money transfer. The full payment has to reach the respective destination till May 1, 2005 or after the arrival time to Kyrgyzstan.
Travel and visa costs will not be provided by the International Summer School.
Kyrgyz visa costs approximately US$60. Citizens of the United States, the CIS, many European countries, and Korea can purchase a Kyrgyz visa upon arrival at Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan
An official letter of invitation to attend the Summer School Program will be forwarded to any individual upon request to assist in obtaining a visa or for any other reason.
Should you have any question concerning the program details, please feel free to contact with us.
For more information, please visit the International Summer School
Visiting & Postal address:
Mira Avenue 56
720042, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Thank you very much in advance for your assistance and consideration.
With best regards,
Executive Secretary of the International Summer School
Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University
Tel: (+996 312) 55 27 52; 55 27 86 / Extension Unit: 11 06