Marina attends American University Asia
( draft proposal)
 International Teacher Association (ITA)  in Kyrgyzstan, 2011
Date :

" Education for International Understanding: Peace Study in the Context of the Dialogue of Cultures"
 July 25 - August 5, 2011.
 Kyrgyz Republic: Bishkek, Chon-Kemen,Issyk-Kul Lake: Cholpon-Ata, Karakol.
850 Euro for the stay in Kyrgyzstan.
Airplaneticket from Denmark app. 4000 - 5000 kr. (app. 11.300 kr)
Sunday 24 July

Arrival in Bishkek airport " Manas".
Hotel” Sayakat “ accommodation in Bishkek.

Monday 25 July

Arrival of participants. Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast at the hotel

13.00 Lunch at “Ilim”, educational complex.

14.00 Conference opening:welcome speeches.

Cultural communicative activities: introduce yourselves. (Moderator: Natasha Amirova, a student from American University of Central Asia (AUCA)   

15.00 Cultural tour around Bishkek: museums,picture gallery.

18.00 Dinner at the restaurant” Old City”

22.00 Relaxation at the hotel

Tuesday 26 July

9.00  Breakfast at the hotel.

10.00 Conference presentations:

·         Hanne Smidth, ITA executive committee International Teacher Association “ Teachers for Peace and MutualUnderstanding”

·         Guldzhamal Esenalieva,Director, educational Complex “Ilim”. ITA executive committee  member. 

·         Gysha Ebragimova, President. “Union of Educational Institutions “

·         Sanzhar Esenaliev @ Ismail kyzy Jursuny, students from AUCA “Kyrgyzstan is Our Common Home”.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Meeting with the representatives of the

                UNESCO National Commission

                16.00 Meeting with the EUROASIA Fund 

                Representation in Central Asia

                18.00 Dinner at School “ILIM”
                Tour around the city. Cultural promenade.
22.00 Hotel “ Sayakat”. 
Wednesday 27 July

9.00 Breakfast at the hotel
                 10.00-12.00 Presentations at the

                 American University in Central Asia ( AUCA):

        • Janat Hetrick,visiting professor.         “AUCA , an International Educational Institution in Liberal Arts”
        • Ludmila Sergeenkova.  Conference topic presentation “ Education for International Understanding: Peace Studies in the context of the Dialogue of Cultures”
        • Getee Ramazan Habibi” Afghanistan is OUR Common Home” AUCA student from Afghanistan

13.00 Lunch at School “ILIM’

14.00 The Kyrgyz Academy of Arts

      Meeting with students and professors

      Exhibition of pictures.

18.00 Dinner at school “ILIM”

Cultural events; songs and dancing

The International Year of Young People. “ Our  year- Our Voice”

( visit the site:

                  22.00 Relaxation at the hotel


  Thursday 28 July

8.00 Breakfast at the hotel

                 9.00 Departure to Chon-Kemen. Tourist camping

                 “ Ashu- Travel”

11.00 Historical monument “Tower of Burana” (Tower is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km east of the country's capital Bishkek)

                 13.00 Lunch at “ Ashu-Travel”

                 15.00 A visit to a rural high school.

       (the school where Askar Akaev studied , the

        First President of the Kyrgyz Republic)

                 17.00 Ashu- Travel cultural program

                 18.00 Dinner

                 19.00 Round –table discussions: evaluation and   

Expectations. Presentation; Natasha Amirova, AUCA student “ Turkmenistan is our common home”

                 22.00 Relaxation


Friday 29 July

8.00 Breakfast at “ Ashu-Travel”

                 9.00 Departure to Issyk-Kul lake

Museum in the open air “Ancient Petrography on the stones”.

Accommodation in the rest-home

13.00 Dinner

14.00 – 19.00 village Kara-Oy

Handicraft workshops: shopping

19.00 Dinner at the hotel

20.00 Round-table discussions: exchange of opinions. Cultural activities.

22.00 Relaxation.


Saturday 30 July 


9.00 Breakfast

10.00 Visit the cultural ethnographical, spiritual center “Ruh-Ordo”, Cholpon-Ata town

11.30-12.30 Free time. Swimming and sunbathing.

18.00-19.00 Concert. The Kyrgyz folklore groups.

19.00 Dinner.

20.00 Cultural activities: Kyrgyz songs, popular singing groups. (Let’s learn Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Russian and Danish popular songs)

22.00 Relaxation


Sunday 31 July

9.00  Breakfast

10.00-13.00 Trip to the mountains. Hiking, riding horses, painting in the nature.

13.00-17.00 Picnic in the open air. Traditional cuisine: Kyrgyz “dostorkhon”.

17.00 Departure to the rest-home

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Cultural activities.

22.00 Relaxation.

  Monday 1 August

9.00 Breakfast

10.00  A visit to the Orphan Boarding House “Meerim Bulagy”.

11.30 Free time with children and teachers

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Departure to Karakol.

16.00 A museum: Nikolai Prjevalsky, the great explorer of Central Asia (1870-1873).

18.00 Accommodation at the guest house.

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Cultural events

22.00 Relaxation


Tuesday 2 August

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 High school visits. Meeting with teachers and students from Karakol city.

11.30 Departure to the health resort “Jety Oguz”.

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Hiking in the mountains. The valley of flowers, the rocks (the Broken heart) located at 2200 meters (visit website

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Cultural events

22.00 Relaxation


  Wednesday 3 August 

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 Departure to Bishkek. The southern coast of Issyk-Kul lake.

12.00 A visit to the cultural ethnographical center “Aalam-Ordo”: meeting with the founder of the center Mr. Kereksizov.

13.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Free time: swimming in the “Dead lake” (lake with the high concentration of salt)

19.00 Dinner in Bishkek

21.00 Accommodation at the hotel “Sayakat” or family stay.


Thursday 4 August

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 A visit to the Ministry of Education and Sciences in Kyrgyzstan

12.00 Conference closing. Evaluation and appreciation. Certificate award.

13.00 Free time with host families. (shopping, museums, art galleries. Optional)

19.00 Dinner at a restaurant

22.00 Hotel stay

Friday 5 August

Departure from Bishkek. Airport Manas.