Wisdom of Silence: Peace and Wellbeing in Global Crises
Finland, Joensuu and Kuopio
|Study location||Finland, Joensuu|
|Nominal duration||7-18 August 2023 (5 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€500 per programme
There is no course fee for the degree students of UEF! Please check the reduced prices below.
Currently studying at Bachelor's level or higher
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The language level of the applicant must be at least B1 according to the European Language Level standard. You can do self assessment here: europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr
The curriculum introduces silence as an ambivalent concept: both as a global social and ecological challenge and ancient wisdom rooted in early Christianity, providing alternatives to modern-day human struggles. The course offers deep insights into silence in early Christian communities and scriptures as well as addresses their relevance to contemporary religiosity and spirituality. Based on recent theological research, the course also takes a multifaceted approach to modern-day geopolitical, ecological and social issues and considers silence as a source of wellbeing in times of global, societal and individual crises and suffering. Silence is also examined as an especially Finnish phenomenon. Furthermore, the course provides students with ideas of how to consider the challenges and potential of silence in one’s personal life (e.g., educational or pastoral work). The course includes an excursion to a local Orthodox monastery and the surrounding peaceful North-Karelian nature, wherein the student is able to gain hands-on experiences of practicing silence.
See also: Promotional video in Youtube
Maximum number of participants is 30.
PARTICIPANT FEES IN 2023
-Participant, normal fee: 500 euros for 2-week-course, 300 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from a UEF partner university: 400 euros for 2-week-course, 250 euros for 1-week-course.
-Incoming UEF exchange student: 200 euros for 2-week-course, 200 euros for 1-week-course.
-Participant from company/organization: 1000 euros for 2-week-course, 1000 euros for 1-week-course.
NB! UEF partner universities include our international exchange programme partners (like Erasmus+, bilateral agreements etc.) and international network partners (like YUFE, YERUN, UArctic etc.).
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