June 7, 2013

ISWinT 2013

ISWinT (International Student Week in Timisoara) is an international festival that gathers participants from all over the world each year since 1994. The purpose of this festival is to give the students from different countries the opportunity to communicate freely, to express their opinions in a productive manner, while enjoying a taste of our local culture. 

A simple word, ISWinT, brings with it 7 days of festival, perfect opportunities to meet new people, to discover new places, new traditions, to attend parties. And that is not everything this event comes with. ISWinT brings workshops, themed evenings and many many other activities. During the event you will not only discover Timisoara, you will also discover its surroundings with beautiful landscapes and the magic that comes with it. You will have the opportunity to discover the others participants’ tradition at the “Nations Party” where each country is presented by participants by means of singing, theater or video-projection, so that we that we can get a clearer picture of their culture and habits.

The purpose of the 2013 edition (15-24 July 2013) of the longest-running student festival worldwide is to create a suitable environment for cultural exchange by getting the local community involved in the activities organized for the participants.
This year’s theme is focused on the exchange of ideas through which we aim to underline, in an objective manner, the differences between cultures, leaving behind the stereotypes and preconceptions related to the nationalities’ customs and traditions. This way we hope to bridge the gap between the different perspectives of the participants which will lead to their acknowledgement of the importance of cultural diversity.
This year’s breakthrough is the idea of encouraging the participants to leave their mark on our city. For this to be possible, we have in mind a series of new activities which will allow the participants to bring their contribution to the enhancing of Timisoara’s cultural diversity.
To sum up, during the 20th ISWinT edition our purpose is to bring to light the impact of the cultural diversity, as well as the importance of creating an environment where all these differences are highly valued and appreciated. All this and much more can be made possible by exchanging ideas with a little glimpse on a culture snapshot.

Here is a list of the workshops that will take place this summer:
1. Magic
2. NLP
3. Fashion Design
4. Restyle
5. Non-formal Education
6. Video
7. Stop Motion
8. Dance
9. Handmade
10. Graffiti
11. Photography

This year, the participation fee is 110€ and includes:
  • accommodation in the student dorms for 10 days
  • three meals per day
  • all the materials needed for workshops
  • all the activities
  • entrance to all the parties
  • public transport
  • a city tour
  • one day trip
  • lots of other surprises.
The only thing the fee doesn’t cover for is the travel ticket to and from Timisoara and visa costs.

For those of you who don’t need a visa to come to Romania, the application period is extended until the 15th of June

Apply now to the 20th edition of ISWinT! All you have to do is fill in the application form

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to: contact@iswint.ro

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