BiG Culture 2 Tast3

Hi, everyone! Our 2023 summer was marked by a one-of-a-kind event: the BiG Culture 2 Tast3 Summer University. Let’s dive into the whirlwind of our SU, where unforgettable memories were etched and long-standing friendships were forged!

Cultural Kaleidoscope:

Imagine immersing yourself in a tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions from across Europe. With over 35 participants from more than 10 countries, our SU (Summer University) unfolded as a cultural kaleidoscope, where participants had the unique opportunity to take part in exciting events while engaging in a lively exchange of ideas! From “Bergamasco” workshops to folk dance sessions and dinners with international food, every moment was a celebration of diversity.


Intellectual Odyssey:

However, this wasn’t just a fun summer getaway; it was an intellectual odyssey. Our participants had to bear (excruciatingly boring) workshops led by both internal and external speakers, ranging from social equity to sustainable development. But hey, at least you left with both a tan and a slightly-less-shallow understanding of global issues. Win-win, right?

Adventure Beckons:

And then, after all that brain-busting, we also went hiking: as well as Città Alta, we explored the hidden gems of Bergamo and nearby locations, like the Astino monastery and Crespi d’Adda. We also went sunbathing at a nearby lake, but not for long because the social program was insanely packed! 


Lifelong Connections:

Summer universities are ideal for creating lifelong friendships. Forget forced icebreakers and awkward introductions: at AEGEE, and especially AEGEE-Bergamo, friendships are turbocharged. You are thrown into the group, making more connections in two weeks than most people do in years. 


Organizing Excellence

Our local organizing team put in a lot of overtime behind the scenes to make sure this enormous show went off without a hitch. Meticulous preparation, flawless execution, and a desire to create an experience that people would never forget have been the basic ingredients. Thank you to the hardworking group that made this vision a reality!

Not only do we leave the AEGEE Summer University 2023 with fond memories, but we also bring with us a fresh sense of direction and an expanded outlook on the world. This event has planted the seeds for a more connected and culturally diverse future, so its effects go beyond the summer.

So, to all of the participants, organizers, and helpers who contributed to make this event possible: Thank you!! You all helped to create a memorable chapter in the history of AEGEE-Bergamo. Hold the Summer University spirit close to your hearts until we cross paths again on the next journey.


Hugs from AEGEE-Bergamo