Latvia and Us

Educational Trips to Latvia

ALA is accepting applications to educational trips until April 15, 2022.

We invite also those youth who would have participated in 2020 and 2021 to apply this year (we will accommodate a wider age range for the trips).

“Sveika, Latvija!” dates: June 5 – 16, July 12 – 23, August 4 – 15, August 6 – 17
“Heritage Latvia” datumi: July 13 – 24
“Sveika, Dzimtene!” datumi: July 23 – August 1


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.

2022 Participation Fee (not including flights) – $2800* / 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 and will pay only $1800 participation fee (not including flights).
** Participants from Canada and Australia pay $2800 participation fee and make their own flight arrangements.

 Actual flight prices for U.S. participants will only be known when we are ready to reserve seats – when participants have registered and paid the deposit (by April 15). This year we feel we must purchase fully refundable flights – depending on the city of departure, currently round-trip prices for refundable flights are ranging from $1300 – $2300.

 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.

APPLICATION FORM

Supplementary attachments:
Please email the following to projects@alausa.org.

  • Essay
  • Photo: one good quality digital photo, in which the participant’s face can be seen well (JPG)
  • Letter of Reference

Participant Acceptance Guidelines
Tour Guidelines
Terms and Conditions


Heritage Latvia

Educational trip in English for teens of Latvian descent, ages 13-16. The program is similiar to that of “Sveika, Latvija!”

2022 Participation Fee (not including flights) – $2800 / Deposit – $500

Actual flight prices will only be known when we are ready to reserve seats – when participants have registered and paid the deposit (by April 15). This year we feel we must purchase fully refundable flights – depending on the city of departure, currently round-trip prices for refundable flights are ranging from $1300 – $2300.

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.

APPLICATION FORM

Supplementary attachments:
Please email the following to projects@alausa.org.

  • Essay
  • Photo: one good quality digital photo, in which the participant’s face can be seen well (JPG)
  • Letter of Reference

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.

2022 Participation Fee – $2300 / Deposit – $500
“Sveika, Dzimtene!” participation fee does not include the cost of flights and participants are responsible for making the arrangements.

APPLICATION FORM

Terms and Conditions


For more information regarding ALA’s educational trips, please contact Marisa Gudrais:
Tel: (301) 340-8719
E-pasts: projects@alausa.org


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