The reception of applications for participation in the International Summer School of the Russian Geographical Society has officially ended. It will be held from 18 to 25 August in Moscow and the Kaluga region.
129 people took part in the competition. They are from Russia and about 30 countries of the world - Egypt, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Germany, the Republic of South Africa, India, Italy. For comparison: there were 88 applications last year, and 80 were sent by residents of Russia and only 8 were sent by representatives of foreign countries.
Most foreign applications came from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Germany, Kazakhstan and South Africa. The competition also involved representatives of 44 regions of Russia. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk and Primorye Territory, as well as the Tyumen and Saratov regions became the leaders in the number of questionnaires sent.
But only 30 lucky ones, according to the results of the international competition of the Russian Geographical Society, will be able to join the International Summer School of the Russian Geographical Society.
An eventful cultural and educational program has been prepared for the winners: meetings with well-known public figures, classes on advancing the level of competencies and developing universal leadership qualities. Young adults will exchange experience, knowledge and ideas of community initiatives in the field of geography and related sciences, learn effective methods of project management and work with human capital, as well as gain public speaking skills and presentations.
According to the results of the Summer School, the organizers will make an individual activity plan for each participant, and also they prepared a special award, the title “Ambassador of the RGS”, for those, who do his or her best during the project. This is the opportunity to do an internship in the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society and take part in the preparation and implementation of the Society's projects.
Participants who have received the title of “Ambassador of the Russian Geographical Society” will be able to represent the activities of the Russian Geographical Society at events of various levels and implement their own projects that meet the goals and objectives of the Russian Geographical Society under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society. Also, the organizers will offer the winners to open a representative office of the RGS abroad - the Youth Club or the center of the RGS.