Summer SCHOOL 2O22

Tashkent, Samarkand, bukhara and Karakalpakstan (Muynak, Aral Sea)


LEARN AND TRAVEL!

UZbek language and culture

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Summer is a season for spending time with pleasure and a lot of advantages. METHODICA Uzbek Language School offers you UZBEK LANGUAGE with CULTURE courses. It's great opportunity to visit Uzbekistan and its ancient cities, which are under the protection of UNESCO. You will take a dip in wonderful warm weather, long summer days, organic food and pretty rich activities.

Uzbek LANGUAGE course

You will have 30 hours (5 ECTS credits) of Uzbek Language Course. Text books, work books, stationaries and Certificate + Transcript.

Practical classes

You will have opportunity to visit world known Samarkand paper workshop, create a unique product at pottering room, cook with famous Uzbek chiefs, learn Uzbek dances and participate in other activities. 

Travel

Did you know that almost half of Samarkand and Bukhara cities is under protection of UNESCO? Just imagine that you will come and touch the history yourself!

Aral Sea

The Pearl and most interesting part of cultural porgram is the ARAL SEA adventure where you will see the majestic night views at Muynak, stay in real Yurts around the fascinating ships' cemetery.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

August Itinerary
6 Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Free day.
7-12 Sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia - Tashkent. You will start with exploring the green city, where modern towers mixed along the ancient streets. During the first week you will have classes everyday at METHODICA.  3 hours a day, 15 hours a week. Along the course there is an amazing cultural program, where you will be able to visit old Chorsu bazaar, talk to local people and try everything you will see there. Moreover, in Tashkent you can visit the most clean and beautiful undeground with exciting history at each stage. While attending practical classes you will learn how to pottering, cook Uzbek "Osh" and "Somsa", check your skills in dancings and a lot of interesting activities connected to local unique culture. 
13 Visit to Samarkand departing at 10.30. Check in Hotel. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar - the oldest and historical Bazaar in Samarkand and Ulugbek Observatory. In the evening you will enjoy the lights show at Registan square and unforgettable local food in the restaurant.
14Visit to Bukhara departing at 10.30. Check in Hotel. Sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Ark Fortress, Chashma-Ayub mausoleum. In the evening you will enjoy a National Show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah and a delicious dinner at the National house. 
15-17Returning to Tashkent at 10.30. Check in Hotel. Lessons at METHODICA 4 hours a day, 12 hours from August 15-17. Free hours after lessons
18Presentation from the listeners. Closing ceremony and dinner for all participants in the well-known restaurant. Transfer to domestic airport, evening flight to Nukus. Check in Hotel. 
19A car tour to Muynak (the Ships' Cemetery). During the tour, you will have a chance to see the eastern part of the city of Nukus, the famous Amu-Darya River, and Khodjeili, one of the ancient cities on the Silk Road. You will spend a cozy  night at yurt camp on the Aral Sea Shore. The camp is located on a platform between the Ustyurt and the Aral Sea. A walk to the sea, an outdoor dinner enjoying the view of the sea, and local music aroud the campfire. 
20Sunrise over the Aral Sea, the crimson sun, the blue sky and the cool breeze will stay with you forever. A hearty outdoor breakfast and preparation for the return trip. A busy road running along with the patches of desert, green fields, and lakes will take us back to Nukus. Lunch will be served at the roadside café in Kungrad, and then we will continue our way back to the modern life of Nukus.
21Transfer to domestic airport, morning flight to Tashkent. Deparuture from Tashkent back to your home city.

16 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL - 2000$ (August 6-21)

16 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL - 2000$ (September 6-21)

Accommodation is FREE of charge for everyone

Tuition covers: 

- (30 hours) Uzbek languages course including cultural program (pottering, dances, cooking, embroidery and other); 

- Entrance tickets at cultural sights in tashkent, samarkand and bukhara; 

- Tickets tashkent-samarkand-bukhara-tashkent (afrosiyob high-speed rail) air-tickets tashkent-nukus-tashkent; 

- Transfer nukus-muynak-aral sea-muynak-nukus;

- 2 days - 1 night in Muynak;

- 4 times meals in Muynak;

- Visit to Aral Sea on off-road 4WD vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser / Toyota Prado), including guide.

*We provide assistance in finding a hostel, hotel, apartment and provision of visa support

500$ discount for students

Tuition excluded: Visa fees, visa tax; Camera fees, charged separately by museums; Travel insurance; International flight tickets from/to home country; Full board (lunches and dinners)

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