Summer School «Cultural Shock. Social, Business and Engineering Perspectives»

Summer School «Cultural Shock. Social, Business and Engineering Perspectives»

Thanks to modern technical progress, we can go to any place on the globe, just pick one you like more. Due to this fact we are able to meet different people, but are we ready for it? Are we ready to understand diverse cultures? Will we understand them? What can we learn from each other? How can we use this new gained knowledge and make our world a better place for all of us?

Mankind now is osculating challenges in terms of inequality and diversity, economic viability and sustainability and the resilience of infrastructures and services. For solving them we need to come together – we need to discuss, brainstorm, depicture about the problem, because only then solution can be created.


The summer school’s aim is to show participants how diverse our world is! The best way to perceive it is learning by sharing your own personal experience supplementing it with presence in an unusual environment.

Learning outcomes:
The course is designed to enhance student’s knowledge about multiplicity of the Planet Earth and also to improve intercultural communication skills that will develop personal marketability. During summer school participants will put a big  effort on focusing attention on the ideas and solutions that create social value as well as the processes through which they are generated.
Study Credits:
RTU Certificates and 4.5 - 5ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points will be awarded upon completion of the program.
Fees and other details:
  • What? Cultural Shock. Social, Business and Engineering Perspectives
  • Where?  Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  • When?  17.08.2020.–28.08.2020.
  • How long? 2 weeks
  • Who? RTU welcomes everyone who is interested in discovering Latvian Culture in practice
  • How much? 400 EUR (not including accommodation and catering).
  • The OUTCOME: RTU certificate, 4.5-5 ECTS and a cultural shock.

Application and Contacts

Complete the application form.

In case any questions regarding registration and organisational issues occur, contact:

Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit
Riga Technical University
1 Kalku Street, Room 414, Riga
LV-1658, Latvia

Project Coordinator
Mr Arturs Lusis
+371 67089036

Head of Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056