Organizing an ExpREES study trip
Each academic year ExpREES organises at least one study trip to one or more of the countries in Eastern Europe or Eurasia.
The aim of the study trip is to enhance your knowledge of Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia. The study trip consists of visits to universities, NGO's, international organizations, companies, institutions of local, national or regional governance, representatives of media etc. Students participating in the study trip will plan and organize the programme of the study trip.
The ExpREES study trip is an optional course in the ExpREES curriculum. If you join the planning team of the study trip, e.g. prepare the programme, and write a report after the study trip, you will be awarded 2-5 credits. The number of credits depends on your share of planning and organising the programme of the study trip.
ExpREES can provide students who join the planning team with a small grant to cover part of the costs for flights and accommodation. The amount of the grant depends on the destination of the study trip. You can receive this grant only once during your ExpREES studies. You may also participate in the study trip without the grant and cover all the costs yourself.
Destinations of the study trips 2005-2022
2023: Kazakhstan (Astana and Almaty). Read more in Gazeta Sasha 3/2023: Study Trip to Qazaqstan - Thoughts on (Linguistic) Decolonization, pp.28-31.
2022: North Macedonia and Kosovo
2019: Uzbekistan. Read more in Sasha’s blog (in Finnish).
2018: Georgia and Armenia. Read more in Sasha’s blog (in Finnish).
2017: Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Read more in Sasha’s blog (in Finnish).
2016: Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Read more in the Sasha’s blog (in Finnish).
2015: Armenia and Georgia. Read more in the blog (in Finnish).
2013: Baku. Check out our blog about the project.
2012: Tbilisi. Please read the trip report from Georgia.
2011: the Republic of Mari through Moscow. Read our trip report.
2010: Kyiv. Remember to read the trip report.
2009: Excursion at the Border. As a proof of the trip here is s trip report.
2009: Murmansk. Check the trip report.
2008: Moscow. You can read Lauri Lakiasuo’s trip report here.
2007: Belarus. Read our trip report.
2007: ExpREES participated in the Tempus seminar in Arkhangelsk. Read more from detailed report.
2006: Moscow, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. Read more from detailed report.
2005: Via Baltic.