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To combine traveling with learning is easy if you take part in international summer schools. In August 2018, the students of Polotsk State University participated in the summer school in Poland organized by the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza.

The participants of the summer school had a wonderful opportunity to communicate with the lecturers of English during 11 days. The classes were held by Solomon Omogbeni (Nigeria) and Lucas Mensner (Poland).


Improving spoken English skills was the main task that both students and lecturers coped brilliantly with. Every lesson was organized in such a manner that the students were completely immersed in language and culture. Moreover, the participants were able to break the language barrier that often makes it difficult to put into practice even brilliant knowledge. Communicative teaching methods, warm atmosphere, highly qualified lecturers helped the students to cope with the most difficult tasks and shyness. At the end of the study every student passed the exam and was awarded the certificate of successful course completion. 


The time spent in the summer school was very productive. The classes lasted from 4 to 6 hours a day. Furthermore, there were a lot of entertainment events and excursions for the students to practice English.

Excursion to Mountains


The students visited Krakow and Wrocław, Katowice and Dabrowa Górnicza, climbed the mountains not far away from Bielsko-Biała and saw the sights. All excursions were in English so that the students not only enjoyed the beauty of Poland but also enriched their vocabulary.


Sights of Poland

City Game was the most memorable for the students. During the game they could get acquainted with the most interesting places of Dabrowa Górnicza. After completing the task the students had a friendly dinner with international students that studied at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza. Then they had a student party on the beach of Pogoria Lake. Students played volleyball, sang songs to the guitar and communicated with each other in English.

Playing Volleyball

Thanks to the intensive cooperation between Polotsk State University and the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, PSU students took part in summer language courses in Poland. The University of Dąbrowa Górnicza is one of many international educational institutions PSU has established a strong partnership with.

The participants are grateful to the organizers of the summer school – the administration of the  University of Dąbrowa Górnicza and Pavel Urgas, the head of the International Office, as well as to PSU administration and Olga V. Zhuravskaya, Head of the Centre for Foreign Languages Study «UNIVERSUM» that always guided the student team and gave full support.

Centre for Foreign Languages Study