Vytautas Magnus University Refreshes Lithuanian Heritage

February 22, 2012

16th to 28th July 2012 the Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas, Lithuania will be holding a course entitled ‘Refresh in Lithuania’.  The course is to be aimed at Lithuanians currently living in Lithuania or those who have moved abroad who wish to rediscover a connection to the traditions and heritage of their native country. ‘Refresh in Lithuania is for those who want to feel the pulse of life in Lithuania today, to travel, get to know the academic community of VMU and to find out together what it means to be a Lithuanian in the international community,‘ states the VMU press release regarding the new course.

Egidijus Aleksandravičius, director of the Lithuanian Emigration Institute and professor at VMU, first proposed the idea and subsequently the first course of its kind was held in July of 2010. Egidijus Aleksandravičius said of the course, “the way has been paved by many years of observation. Except for Ireland, other attempts by universities to take original courses of action were weak. VMU is the first one to create a course which meets the challenges of distant future and provides a significant common good.”

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