Social programme

March 4-8, 2019


Dear colleagues, just few days before the International Week you have an opportunity to experience one of the oldest Lithuanian traditions and feel the culture of Lithuania – Kaziuko mugė (Eng.: St. Casimir’s fair or Kaziukas Fair)!
Kaziuko mugė (Eng.: Kaziukas Fair) is a large annual Lithuanian folk arts and crafts fair dating to the beginning of the 17th century. It was originally held at the two main markets in Vilnius, Lithuania, as well as in the city streets. Kaziukas Fair takes place annually on the weekend closest to Saint Casimir‘s Day (4 March). That‘s 1-3 March, 2019. In Lithuanian, Kaziuko mugė means “Little Casimir’s” Fair (Kaziukas is a diminutive of Casimir).
Today, Kaziukas fair also features music and dance; it attracts tens of thousands of visitors and many craftsmen from all over the country as well as from neighboring states such as Latvia, Russia, and Poland. The pavilions of the fair occupy streets and squares in the Old Town of Vilnius.
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Dear Participants of the International (Teaching) Week,

We offer you several social events by your choice.

Some of those events include a fee – please find descriptions below.


  • We encouraged you to register individually to each event till 25th of February 2019 at the latest: In case you still consider your participation in the social events, you can do this “on the spot” before the opening. Just please note that some events can be already full – sorry for possible inconveniences.
  • In case of fee included – you can pay it to VIKO accountancy office (Saltoniškių g. 58, room 314) before or after the Opening of the IW. You can make a bank transfer also to the account no LT767044060001472160. Please don‘t forget to indicate your name, surname and purpose of the payment (IW dinner and/or IW after-party).

See you very soon!

Guided Tour of Vilnius Old Town
Line Dancing WORKSHOP
IW Dinner
After party – Jazz Concert
Guided tour at the Centre for Civil Education
Guided tour to Trakai

WELCOME SNACK (for guests only)

Date and time: 03-03-2019, Sunday, 20:00 (~1,5 hours)

Venue: Hotel “Holiday Inn”, Šeimyniškių Str. 1

Number of participants: all IW guests


Other info: Dress code – business casual

Inviting you to spend Sunday evening together with your new company – academicians, coming to the International (Teaching) Week. Some snacks and drinks will be offered in the cosy hotel restaurant hall.


Date and time: 04-03-2019, Monday, 14:30-16:00 (~1,5 hours)

Venue: VIKO Main Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301

Number of participants: all IW guests


 The opening event will include a bit of welcome music, a bit of welcome speeches, info about VIKO and breath-taking keynote presentations.

Musical intro:

  • “Historia De Un Amor” – Gabija Baužaitė (PM, vocal), Vaidas Grišmanauskas (PM, guitar), Mindaugas Avižienis (PM, kahon)
  • Celtic Woman “The Voice” – Salvija Tumalavičiūtė (MZ, vocal), Nijolė Baranauskaitė-Matukonienė (lecturer, keyboards), Paulius Vaicekauskas (PM, violin), Kristupas Gylys (MZ, drum)
  • “Cold Little Heart” – Mindaugas Avižienis (PM, guitar, vocal), Povilas Vaitkūnas (guitar)


  • Bengt Söderhäll (Sweden). In search for a Didactic Room.

In planning for education and the arts of learning and teaching over a period of more than four decades, there have been mishaps and successes and at least intuitively these experiences have been taken into the work for a changed practice. Some of these memories and experiences will be told here, in search for a Didactic Room where everyone learning and teaching is comfortable and not disturbed by their situated life. I will name these experiences and memories as constitutive, in search for and trying to chisel out values of an educational and educaring room. In this, examples from my time as a learner as well as a teacher will be used and the example of rhythm in this room is from what happened in a course with Erasmus students.

  • Diana Munanairi (Kenya). Embracing internationalization patterns through experience

The world has certainly shrunk into a very small global village in this digital era, bringing all information to our doorstep through mobile devices. This nature of accessibility simplifies life by opening untold doors but at the same time, it creates a rift of social retrogressive behavior that threatens the core principles of internationalization. 

Inclusion, innovation, accessibility and opportunities form the foundation of internationalization.  Therefore,

in a bid to embrace internationalization, it is simply important to note that human interactions bring another level of functionality and possibilities of prospering in social dynamics, innovation space and access of opportunities because of the experiences shared.  As we strive to survive in this digital era, it is imperative that we create waves of experience through travels, exchange programmes, placements, partnerships and most importantly through creating a learning hub for both our staff and students to unlearn many questionable lessons we learnt along the way as well as to nurture innovations to further create diverse opportunities.

Cultural integration remains key to helping us redefine our thoughts, cultural beliefs and practices by challenging our intellect through observation and analyzing the psycho-social differences from respective quarters.   In the end, we sieve and retain what we deem progressive for internationalization patterns.

GUIDED TOUR OF VILNIUS (for guests only)

Date and time: 04-03-2019, Monday, 16:15 (~2 hours)

Meeting Point: Saltoniškių str. 58, near the entrance

Number of participants: max 30


Other info: Prepare comfortable shoes, dress for cold weather and enjoy the appr. 2 hours excursion (bus + walking tour).

Vilnius is Lithuania’s capital city – a vibrant, compact, green, young and old, which counts its history since Middle Ages. The date when Grand Duke Gediminas invited European merchants to his new capital in 1323 is considered to be the accepted date for founding Vilnius.

When you are in Vilnius it’s a must to visit the Old Town. It is the historical centre of Vilnius and it is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. Due to its uniqueness the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

LINE DANCE WORKSHOP (for guests only)

Teacher: Daiva Lesickienė, Line Dancing Teacher, Lithuania

Date and time: 05-03-2019, Tuesday, 15:30-17:00 (1,5 hours)

Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301

Number of participants: max 20


Other info: Bring comfortable footwear!

What is social Line Dance? Can everybody dance?

Mission is to preserve and promote Line Dance as fun and healthful pursuits, social activities, art and communication forms.

Vision is to make every person in the World a Dancer!

You will experience dancing fun and will learn different style and different level dances.


Date and time: 05-03-2019, Tuesday, 19:30 (~2 hours)

Venue: Restaurant “La Boheme”, Šv. Jono str. 4

Number of participants: max 30

Fee: 25 EUR (payment till Monday, 4th of March)

Restaurant La Boheme, settled down in one of eighteenth-century buildings located in the Old Town of Vilnius is ready to surprise you with excellent dishes and a huge collection of wines. The restaurant consists of three halls, you can always find space and while sitting comfortably you can enjoy long conversations with a glass of wine. You are welcome to visit the restaurant La Boheme and enjoy a cosy and warm atmosphere.


Date and time: 06-03-2019, Wednesday, 18:00-20:30

Venue: Faculty of Economics, Naugarduko str. 5

Number of participants: all IW guests

Fee: Your good mood 🙂

The idea of (Inter)national Evening is to give you a small break in the middle of the intensive teaching week.

During the first part of this evening you’ll be invited to a figurative journey through Lithuania and its regions. The journey will include presentation of national costumes, folk dances and songs performed by youthful and dynamic Vilniaus kolegija’s ensemble “Voruta”. Prepare your dancing shoes – the performance is planning to be interactive! 🙂

You’ll also be invited to taste snacks from Lithuania and other countries.


Door opens


Coffee/tee served


The “journey” through Lithuania starts


(Inter)national flavours


Party is over… party continues! After-party in Jazz Cellar is waiting for you 🙂


Date and time: 06-03-2019, Wednesday, 21:00 (door opens at 20:00)

Venue: Jazz Cellar 11, Aušros Vartų str. 11, Vilnius

Number of participants: max 30

Fee: Entrance fee 10 EUR, which you can use later in the bar (payment till Monday, 4th of March)

Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)

Saint Louis College Of Music (Italy)

Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (Latvia)

Center Music Didier Lockwood (France)

VILNIAUS KOLEGIJA / UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES is announcing an event of the International Week – concert of jazz and popular music where you will hear NINA JORI PEDERSEN (vocal) – docent of Saint Louis College Of Music, MADARS KALNIŅŠ (keys) – docent of Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, FREDERIC BOREY (saxophone) – lecturer of Center Music Didier Lockwood. You will also hear lecturers of University of Applied Sciences – RICHARDAS BANYS (keys), DARIUS RUDIS (drums), VYTIS NIVINSKAS (double-bass), GIEDRĖ KILČIAUSKIENĖ (vocal), AUŠRA PALIUŠĖ (vocal), PRANAS KENTRA (guitar), SKIRMANTAS SASNAUSKAS (trombone), VITA RUSAITYTĖ (vocal), ARKADIJ GOTESMAN (drums), SERGEJ SOPELEV (bass guitar) and a bunch of young and talented music students from University Of Applied Sciences and Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy Of Music – RIHARDS HERMANIS (drums), DAVIDS BEJERS (guitar), EMĪLS BOGDANOVIČS (bass guitar), KETIJA RINGA (flute), KATRĪNA KABIŅECKA (vocal), KAMILĖ GRIUŠYTĖ (drums), RIMVYDAS MATUKYNAS (vocal, keys), MINDAUGAS AVIŽIENIS (vocal), MARIUS MICKUS (vocal), GUODA VERENIŪTĖ (vocal), MINDAUGAS PUNDZIUS (keys), GABRIELIUS RIMEIKA (double-bass), MATAS RIČKUS (guitar), DOMAS ROLIS (vocal), GABIJA BAUŽAITĖ (vocal), VAIDAS GRIŠMANAUSKAS (guitar), DOVYDAS MAŽONAS (bass guitar), PIJUS ORAS (bass guitar), JUSTAS JUREVIČIUS (drums), STASYS JURAŠKA (guitar), VAINIUS INDRIŪNAS (bass guitar), LUKAS POCIUS (saxophone), DANIELIUS SKEIVELAS (guitar), TOMAS GLAVECKAS (guitar), NEDAS ANDRIJAUSKIS (bass guitar), PAULIUS VAICEKAUSKAS (violin), VIKTORIJA RAIBUŽYTĖ (vocal), ANDRIUS DAMUŠIS (guitar), AUGUSTAS GENUTIS (drums).


Date and time: 07-03-2019, Thursday, 15:00 (~1 hour)

Meeting Point: Totorių str. 28

Number of participants: max 30

Language: English


The Centre tells its visitors about the area, population, and sovereign power of the Lithuanian state. The exposition also gives an overview of the history of citizenship, the notion of citizenship and its active forms. The following permanent expositions: “Freedom to participate”, “Freedom to learn and be oneself”, “Freedom to agree”, “Freedom to decide and act”, “Freedom to cooperate” are displayed on three floors of the Centre.

There are changing exhibitions, too. Their exhibits are integral parts of the exposition and expand on the exhibitions. The exhibition “Freedom to create” displays the works by the winners of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize, thus attention to the importance of culture to the state. The exposition also features works of other modern artists: Eglė Kuckaitė, Kęstutis Grigaliūnas, Mindaugas Lukošaitis, and Audrius Novickas. The newest part of the exhibition will be open for two years and is dedicated for commemoration of Lithuania’s centenary. In the exhibition-show visitors are invited to take a look at visions of Lithuania’s development created in different historical circumstances as well as ofer some visions of their own.


Date and time: 08-03-2019, Friday, 13:30-15:00

Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301

Number of participants: all participants of IW


Concert, dedicated to the 11th of March – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania.

At the concert, students of Musical theatre will sing Lithuanian songs and will read a letter written in 1323–1324 by Grand Duke Gediminas. This letter is one of the first surviving documents from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. There will be poetry of Matthias Sarbievius (1595 – 1640), Lithuanian poet, graduated from the University of Vilnius.

The Closing will be followed farewell coffee and cake.

GUIDED TOUR TO TRAKAI (for guests only)

Date and time: 08-03-2019, 14:45 (~4 hours)

Meeting Point: Saltoniškių str. 58, near the entrance

Number of participants: max 30

Fee: Museum entry ticket 8 EUR (payment in the museum)

Other info: Prepare comfortable shoes, dress for cold weather and enjoy the appr. 4 hours excursion (bus + walking tour).

Trakai is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 28 km west of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Because of its proximity to Vilnius, Trakai is a popular tourist destination.

The town covers 11.52 km2 of area and is inhabited by about 5,000 people. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here.

Trakai Island Castle is located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island of Lake Street. The castle is sometimes referred to as “Little Marienburg”. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.