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  • We escape from the Modern civilization and from the City. Environment is the best classroom, and we stay outside as much as possible, exploring the landscape.
  • Using collaborative Internet technologies (Google Docs)
  • Selecting best ideas and making joint projects
  • Constructing websites during the Schools
  • Making photo exhibitions
  • Maintaining alumni networks 
  • International working groups
  • English as the only working language 
  • History, Economy, Sociology, Politics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Culture, Art and Architecture... we seek to explore them all in the study of Modern civilization and its alternatives
  • Watching and discussing films, pertaining to the themes of the School
  • Discussing art, architecture, fiction and photography 
  • Trekking in the fells of Lapland and bicycling to the fjords of Norway
  • Cross-country skiing and playing team sports in Estonia
  • Swimming in the sea in Catalonia
  • Downhill skiing in the Alps
  • Trip to Tromsø, "Paris of the North"
  • Karaoke, Lapland-style
  • Sauna parties in Estonia
  • Beer fest and Night sled-riding in Garmisch... and much more!

How to apply

We invite applications from students of intermediate level (3rd and 4th year Bachelor's courses), graduate students (Master's programs), and Ph.D. students (aspirantura in Russia).

The Schools are diverse and cater to various backgrounds — all humanities, including socio-economic sciences and liberal arts, are welcome. Also students from various sciences (e.g. biology, environmental studies, computer studies) may find the Schools of interest.

There are no prerequisites, and the only requirement is an intermediate-to-upper level English, enabling students not only to listen, but to speak up, contribute, and collaborate.

Please send your inquiries to:

Igor Tomashov
Project Coordinator
Mobile + 7 (916) 644-0119

Valentin Kopylov
Project Assistant
Mobile  +7 (999) 825-7266

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/escapes.from.modernity