For many years our Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” has run highly successful and unique educational and cultural programs in delightful countryside outside Novosibirsk and in the picturesque Altai Mountain area. At the Summer Camps from June through to August children and students from all over Siberia are brought together to study English and other languages under the guidance of both Russian and volunteer teachers and interns from all over the world, and international students from all the different countries join the program to learn the Russian language and get exciting first-hand cultural experiences.
For the past years volunteer teachers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Fiji, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States of America, as well as university students and school children from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Greece and Switzerland have participated in our programs. It is a fact that many students and teachers return to our programs year after year as testament to the success of the program.
During the summer of 2022 our Education center Cosmopolitan will be running two sessions of the summer camp for our Russian children in the Altai Mountain area, and we would like to invite international volunteer teachers and interns to come and participate in the camp program conducting English (and other foreign language) classes, taking daily lessons of Russian with our teacher, and getting involved in the many exciting activities of the camp such as sports, shows, master-classes, excursions, etc.
The language of the camp is Russian so it will be a unique opportunity for our international participants to practice their Russian, learnt in class, in real life situations with the Russian native speakers in daily interaction and mutual activities. You will interact with the Russian school children and the Russian young people who are team leaders and teachers at the camp, and will make many good friends.
The dates of the summer 2022 sessions are as follows:
Session 1 – June 27th to July 10th
Session 2 – July 12th to July 25th
Prospective participants choose themselves which session(s) they want to attend. There is no limit of number of sessions attended. Participation in both sessions will certainly give you more opportunities to experience the culture, learn the language, interact with people, enjoy a larger excursion, cultural and socializing program.
There is a general conceptual theme for each summer camp session. The first session is themed "Start Up" and comprises of the sub-themes as follows: business, time management, financial competence, teambuilding, creativity, self-realization. The second session is themed "DIT Prodection Company" and comprises of the sub-themes as follows: cinematograpy, acting skills, video and sound editing, creativity, self-realization. Each day of the session is thoroughly planned and has its own topic. The summer camp program combines language instruction (English, German, French, and other languages, for local Russian students, and RUSSIAN for overseas students and volunteer teachers) with organized activities (arts and crafts projects, workshops, music and drama, games and contests, art and drawing, inventive engaging performances and shows, sports and outdoor activities, excursions).
The program is a great chance for international participants to learn the Russian language and get a first-hand experience of the Russian culture. It provides the unique cultural opportunity of daily interaction with the Russian children, youth and adults. The RUSSIAN COURSE is organized for overseas students and volunteer teachers and includes language studies as well as learning about the Russian culture, history and society.
We are lookig for native speakers of English, German, French, Spanish and other languages, who would like to be INTERNATIONAL INTERNS / VOLUNTEER TEACHERS of their language at our summer language camp. No previous teaching experience is required. University students are eligible to apply as INTERNATIONAL INTERNS. For an internship all paperwork required by your University and an on-site internship supervision will be provided. We are looking for people who are energetic, enthusiastic, open-minded, sociable, enjoy camp experiences, are willing to share their knowledge and culture.
We also seek people worldwide who are interested in the Russian language and culture (middle school through university STUDENTS, and ADULTS) and would like to participate in our Summer Language Camp as INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS of the Russian course.
International students of the Russian course have 5 Russian language classes daily, except excursion days, when the Russian students are having their English (and other foreign language) classes. And for the rest fo the day they fully interact with the Russian students in the many creative activities scheduled within the camp program (dancing, singing, acting, drawing, arts and crafts, poetry, etc.).
Volunteer teachers and interns attend 3 Russian classes per day, except excursion days, in small groups according to their levels of Russian.
In the evening there is always an entertaining program on the theme of the day, and everyone is invited to take an active part in it. The atmosphere at the camp is very friendly and welcoming.
A typical day at the camp is scheduled as follows:
9:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Classes (English/French/German/Russian language studies): 5
lessons 35 minutes each with 5-minute breaks
1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Creativity Workshops
3:30 p.m. Sports/Outdoor Activities
4:00 p.m. Snack
4:30 p.m. Russian classes for volunteer teachers (3 lessons 40 minutes each)
Activities for students
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Entertaining evening activity (show/performance/contest/party,
9:30 p.m. Disco.
The camp lives a full cultural and social life. Every evening we have various entertaining competitions, shows, performances, presentations, parties, discos, etc. within the Camp theme and the daily program. Excursions to natural landmarks, rock-climbing walls, adventure park are scheduled within the camp program.
On completion of the session, excursions to other historically and culturally important destinations can be organized.
VOLUNTEER TEACHERS' and INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' RESPONSIBILITES:
- Roundtrip airfare to Novosibirsk.
- Obtaining the Russian visa and visa fees.
- Participation fee, which covers accommodation, meals, local transportation, exciting cultural program, excursions, etc.
PROGRAM FEATURES :
- Accommodation and full board (3 meals a day + a snack) in a chuldren's camplocated in the Altai Mountain area, and provides rooms, classrooms, recreational facilities.
- 5 classes of Russian daily for international students, 3 classes of Russian daily for volunteer teachers, classes are taught by well-educated native speakers.
- Exciting cultural and recreational program: contests and competitions, shows, performances, disco, etc.
- Sports and outdoor activities, excursions.
- Transportation from/to the local airport in Novosibirsk, transportation from Novosibirsk to the camp in the Altai Mountains
- Visa support (letter of invitation and registration upon arrival).
Airfare, visa fee, medical insurance, pocket money are not included in the participation fee and should also be paid by international participants. Of course we realize that this program involves large financial investments of the foreign participants in terms of the airfare and the participation fee with no compensation on our end. You should understand that this is a non-profit self-supported project, and the participation fee goes to cover the expenses on accommodation, meals, excursions, local transportation, tuition, cultural program, etc. for our international participants. It's still considerably less expensive than a regular tour with a travel agency would cost, but provides much more opportunities to experience the culture, learn the language, interact with people, share professional knowledge and moral values, etc.
We highly appreciate the valuable contribution to our program that all our international participants make. We always make sure that everyone is fully satisfied and pleased with the visit. Our goal is that you have the most
enjoyable and worthwhile experience possible during your stay with us.