Lithuania 

 

Dates:  June 22 – July 20, 2013 

Costs:  $3800, not including airfare (subject to BOV approval)                                            

VMI, in partnership with The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania,

is pleased to announce a four-week summer program in Vilnius, Lithuania.  

Eligibility  

Any current student in good standing with an accredited university is eligible to apply. VMI students need only submit an application. Applicants from other universities should include a faculty letter of recommendation, an official transcript, and a short essay outlining the applicant's personal and academic goals for the program, along with the application. Applications must be received no later than 1 March 2013. 

Room and Board  

Full room and board is provided by General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy in Vilnius.   Board consists of three meals daily during the week.  Most meals on the weekends will be at the students’ expense. Accommodations in Klaipeda in three or four star hotel in twin or triple rooms. 

Academic and Cultural Program  

Participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours of mathematics courses at the 300+ level, including a 3 credit Civilization & Cultures course. The first excursion takes you on a City Tour of historic Vilnius, which includes the KGB Museum, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Cathedral Square, Vilnius University, and Europe Park, located near the geographical center of Europe.  Subsequent weekends include trips to the resort town of Palanga and its Amber museum, the Curonian Spit with its beautiful towns of Juedkrante and Nida, Aujstaitija National Park, the Rumsiskes Open-Air Ethnographic Museum, and the town of Kaunas.            

The General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania has been developing officer training traditions since the 18th century.  Immediately after the declaration of Lithuanian Independence on 11 March 1990, following the breakup of the former Soviet Union, Lithuania set forth to rebuild the Armed Forces of Lithuania, to include the Academy.