Description: This international language festival is organized by our project partner – NGO “Youth Esperanto Association of the Chuvash Republic”. This year it will be the 18th Festival in Cheboksary. The main aim of the Festival is to draw attention to language diversity and emphasize its value. The Festival is an important and big event in the republic where about 1000 participants of different ages take part every year.
Type of Work: Helping in preparing the festival; Presenting the volunteers’ culture and languages during the festival; Taking part in the festival activities; The work is done 8 hours a day, one day off per week, for the days off there are planned sightseeing excursions.
Study Theme: The volunteers will have the chance to learn the local culture and local language by visiting small ethnic villages. Cheboksary is the capital of Chuvash Republic and here we have two official languages Russian and Chuvash.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in host families and youth hostels. The food will be provided. No sleeping bags are needed.
Language: Esperanto, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian etc.
Requirements: The volunteers are expected to have some experience of organizing activities, intercultural experience is very welcome. We also expect the volunteers to be open-minded, flexible, tolerant to differences in cultures, backgrounds, nationalities, races. Knowledge of Esperanto required.
Approximate Location: The workcamp is situated in Russia, Cheboksary. The volunteers will need to fly (or arrive with any other transport: train, bus etc.) to Moscow and take the train from Moscow to Cheboksary. In Cheboksary the volunteers will be met by the Russian volunteers and move altogether to the workcamp.
Notes: If you would be interested in learning some Russian before you start the camp, you can come to the project several days before the start of the camp. Our partner – NGO “Language for success” – organizes high quality intensive Russian language course for our volunteers. The price of individual language course: 50 Euros a day including 4 hours of studies and accommodation in a hostel or host family.