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Slovak summer school to open its doors

The 44th Summer School of Slovak Language and Culture at the Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS) will open its doors this year to 158 students from 32 countries, it was announced on July 31.

The 44th Summer School of Slovak Language and Culture at the Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS) will open its doors this year to 158 students from 32 countries, it was announced on July 31.

Most of the participants will come from Italy and Germany, followed by Hungary, Poland and Serbia, but people will also come from Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Slovenia, Spain and Austria, the TASR newswire wrote.

"This year may well rank among the most varied in terms of ethnic composition. The youngest and oldest participants will be a 60-year-old American and a 18-year-old French girl," said Eva Špannová of Studia Academica Slovaca.

The summer school will be held in Bratislava between August 3-23 under the auspices of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Comenius University. The participants will feature various groups, including foreign-university students, foreign-language lecturers working in Slovakia under various projects, interpreters and translators, and foreign managers. The summer school will be accompanied by a colourful supporting programme that includes a three-day excursion around Slovakia, folk-dancing and singing courses, and wine-sampling in the Small Carpathian mountains. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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