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Educational Trips to Latvia

Survey for Families Interested in 2023 “Sveika, Latvija!” and “Heritage Latvia” Trips

ALA educational trip application deadline: TBD

“Sveika, Latvija!” dates: TBD
“Heritage Latvia” datumi: TBD
“Sveika, Dzimtene!” datumi: TBD


Sveika, Latvija!

Educational trip in Latvian for teens ages 13-15, who have graduated from Latvian school or that are proficient in Latvian. The trip offers the opportunity to visit all of Latvia’s major regions, make friends with teens in Latvia as well as group participants from the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and to take part in a diverse program with a variety of historical and contemporary attractions and activities.

2023 Participation Fee – TBD / Deposit – $500

* Participants in the U.S. who have attended Latvian school for 10 years and graduated from the 8th grade of Latvian school are eligible for a $1000 scholarship.
** Participants from Canada and Australia pay full participation fee and make their own flight arrangements.

The participation fee includes ground transport in Latvia, 3 meals per day, admission fees and accommodations, et al. The participant’s family is responsible for the cost for domestic travel to the airport in the U.S. from which the group is departing.

ALA normally hosts two “Sveika, Latvija!” trips each summer- one in June and one in August.

Participant Acceptance Guidelines
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Heritage Latvia

An educational trip for young people of Latvian heritage between the ages of 13 – 16 years who are not comfortable understanding or speaking Latvian. We offer an opportunity to travel around Latvia, meet your peers, enjoy a rich program with many interactive events. The program is similar to the Sveika, Latvija! program, but developed for young people who would enjoy an adventure with less emphasis on the Latvian language.

Heritage Latvia trips usually take place during June or July.

2023 Participation Fee (not including flights) – TBD / Deposit – $500

The participation fee includes ground transport in Latvia, 3 meals per day, admission fees and accommodations, et al. The participant’s family is responsible for the cost for domestic travel to the airport in the U.S. from which the group is departing.

The “Heritage Latvia” trip normally takes place in June or July.

Tour Guidelines
Terms and Conditions


Sveika, Dzimtene! / Hello, Latvia!

Educational trip in English and/or Latvian (dependent on participants’ proficiency) for adults and families. A fantastic opportunity for adults to delve into the culture and history of their ancestors, as well as to experience modern-day Latvia. A chance for some to introduce spouses and family members to Latvia.

2023 Participation Fee – TBD / Deposit – $500
“Sveika, Dzimtene!” participation fee does not include the cost of flights and participants are responsible for making the arrangements.

Terms and Conditions


For more information regarding ALA’s educational trips, please contact Liga Ejups: programs@alausa.org


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