Deadline: May 15, 2017 | Apply here
Dates: October 14-22, 2017
Eligibility: Young people (18 – 35) from around the world are invited
Location: Sochi, Russia

World Festival of Youth and Students 2017

World Festival of Youth and Students will be the largest event in the field of international youth cooperation and will bring together more than 20,000 of young people from 150 countries around the world. XIX Festival should be a new milestone in international cooperation, to unite the future generations around the ideas of peace and friendship, keeping the history of the festival movement!

This is a platform for dialogue, global form of communication: through discussions, cultural programs, sports, through free communication to find ways to confront the challenges that younger generation is facing today.

World Youth Festival will unite the community of young leaders in various fields – representatives of NGOs, youth, who achieved success in science, art, sports, pedagogy, IT, politics, and best representatives of the student community, compatriots and foreigners who are interested in Russian culture.

The Volunteer Corps will be an integral part of the Festival. 7000 of volunteers from all Russian corners will carry out the important functions in the organization of events every day; will be meeting the participants and guests, giving a smile and a positive charge!

Russia always pays great attention to the creation of conditions for the development of the young generation and supports youth and student movements. In the entire history of the festival, the country twice already opened the doors to its participants – in 1957 and 1985.

As in previous years, colourful daisy was selected as a main symbol of the Festival, due to the continuity of traditions, the link between generations and peace and unity of the entire world community. However, this time the main element is a pattern, colored pixels, as a sign of youth community of the world in the information and the technological progress age. A variety of views and opinions – this is the main feature of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.

Who can become a member of the Festival

If you:

  • have an active life position
  • are from 18 to 35 years
  • have your own favorite practice
  • respect the interests of your country
  • consider yourself as a part of the global community

And belong to one of the categories of participants:

  • leaders of youth NGOs
  • young journalists
  • creative, artistic young people (musicians, writers, artists, directors, etc.)
  • leaders of sports clubs
  • young engineers
  • leaders of youth organizations of political parties
  • young university teachers
  • leaders of student government
  • young scientists (social, humanitarian and economic, natural and technical sciences)
  • young entrepreneurs
  • compatriots
  • young foreigners who study Russian language and are interested in Russian culture

Then the World Festival of Youth and Students is for you!

You will experience

  • Visa-free entry for foreign participants
  • a unique educational and discussion program with the participation of world-class professionals
  • real applied skills in master classes and creative workshops
  • the complexity of Russian culture: ballet, ice show, a film festival, jazz festival, circus program
  • Lifestyle program: street dances, healthy lifestyle, jogging, hitting qualifying standards of the “Ready to Work and Defense”, extreme park, musical subcultures
  • acquaintance with like-minded people and colleagues from 150 countries
  • participation in a grand international youth event
  • meals
  • hotel accommodation
  • access to all the educational, cultural and sports fields

At the expense of the host country.

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