London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth-or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London is the world's leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and a 2014 report placed it first in the world university rankings. According to the report London also ranks first in the world in software, multimedia development and design, and shares first position in technology readiness.
|Magic World of Harry Potter||London||Spring, Summer||English|
|Mysterious London||London||Spring, Summer||English|
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, making it the world's most liveable city - for the fifth year in a row in 2015, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. It is a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region, and ranks among the top 30 cities in the world in the Global Financial Centres Index. Referred to as Australia's "cultural capital", it is the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries, and Australian contemporary dance such as the Melbourne Shuffle. It is recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major centre for street art, music and theatre. It is home to many of Australia's largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
|Grouse Strine||Melbourne||Autumn, Spring, Summer||English|
Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city it's name. By the 12th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading centre, and the home of the University of Paris, one of the first in Europe. In the 18th century, it became an important centre of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position it still retains today. Paris is the home of the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, as well as the Musée d'Orsay, noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, a museum of modern and contemporary art. For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, who arrive in the city to educate themselves and to seek inspiration from its vast pool of artistic resources and galleries. As a result, Paris has acquired a reputation as the "City of Art". Paris is the département with the highest proportion of highly educated people.
|To Study In Paris Is To Be Born In Paris!||Paris||Spring, Summer||French|
|Apparition Sur La Scene||Paris||Autumn||French|
Kuopio was founded in 1653 by Governor Peter Brahe, but the official date is recognized as November 17, 1775, when King Gustav III of Sweden ordered the establishment of the city of Kuopio. The city is surrounded by Lake Kallavesi, and several parts of it are built on islands. Kuopio has always been a city of education. Currently the most important institutions are the University of Eastern Finland, the Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Vocational College of Northern Savonia and the Kuopio department of the Sibelius Academy. Kuopio is known as a strong centre of health, pharmacy, environment, food & nutrition, safety and welfare professions, as the major organisations University of Kuopio, Savonia University of Applied Sciences and Technopolis Kuopio are particularly oriented to those areas. There are about 4,200 enterprises in Kuopio, of which approximately 180 are export companies. These provide about 45,000 jobs.
|Finnish And Russian Culture||Kuopio||Spring||Russian|
|Simple And Efficient||Kuopio||Spring||English|
|Nature And Activity||Helsinki||Summer||Finnish English|
|Short And To The Point||Kuopio||Summer||English|
St. Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 1703. Between 1713–1728, St. Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. It is Russia's 2nd largest city after Moscow with aprx. 5 million inhabitants and the fourth most populated federal subject. St. Petersburg is a major European cultural centre, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg is often described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as well as its cultural and educational capital. The Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks, and other businesses are located in St. Petersburg.
|In The Wake Of Bygone Empire||St. Petersburg||Spring||Russian English|
|Russia Behind Stereotypes||St. Petersburg||Spring||Russian English|
|Intelegence And Culture||St. Petersburg||Summer||Russian English|
Russian North, and, in particular, the area of Arkhangelsk, is notable for its folklore. Until the mid-20th century, fairy tales and bylinas were still performed on the daily basis by performers who became professionals. After its historic churches were destroyed during Joseph Stalin's rule, the city's main extant landmarks are the fort-like Merchant Yards (1668–1684) and the New Dvina Fortress (1701–1705).The Assumption Church on the Dvina embankment (1742–1744) was rebuilt in 2004. During our Arkhangelsk programmes you will get acquainted with the life works and masterpieces of Notable Pomors, such as Mikhail Lomonosov (was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science), Fedot Shubin (is widely regarded as the greatest sculptor of 18th-century Russia.)
|Being Pomor||Arkhangelsk||Winter||Russian English|
|Northern Cradle Of Russian Culture||Arkhangelsk||Winter||Russian English|
The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city with a diverse economy in entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production.