Kazakhstan: Where Europe and Asia Meet

Study Humanities in Kazakhstan

The country of Kazakhstan has experienced intense flooding as a result of global warming, which threatens human and environmental well-being. Add an impact to your trip by helping to restore villages and planting seeds for reforestation.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your adventure in global travel has begun as you head to Almaty, Kazakhstan. As your plane descends, look out your window to see lakes, valleys, and forests. A local guide will be waiting to greet you at the airport and transfer you to a local hotel. 

The afternoon is yours to explore. Take a dip in the hotel infinity pool, walk along the city streets, or discover a nearby nature path. In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guides for authentic Kazakhstan cuisine — an excellent opportunity to ask questions about your upcoming schedule! 

Almaty is a colorful place where culture and history are rich and diverse in this bustling city. It’s the perfect location to learn about the humanities.  As you explore Almaty today, notice the unique interaction of European life and Asian traditions. During the tour, you will visit the city center and its business district,  Panfilov Park, Central National Museum, Green Market, Kok-Tobe hill, and Republic Square. Stop to listen to street music or watch street art. Amid all of your explorations, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant. For the final leg of the tour, you will reach the highest altitude of the city to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Saddle up for an adventure and cultural day. You’ll start at the equestrian club in the Alatau mountains. Enjoy traditional tea and desserts as your horse is prepared. Enjoy a horseback riding trek through the spectacular Butakovsky Gorge. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up the views of the mountainous landscape. You’ll likely spot apple orchards, mountain ash, aspens, spruces, and barberry. Following this, you will head to a nearby village via shuttle where you will be welcomed into the home of a local to share a traditional meal. 

You’ll start the day driving to Tamgaly gorge. On the way, look out your window to see horsemen, poppy fields, and grazing camels. When you arrive at the Tamgaly site, view six petroglyphic galleries with more than 4000 rock carvings. A guide will educate you on Kazakhstan’s past culture as you see ancient stone artwork. Halfway through the walk, you will stop by a gorge to enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing. Be sure to ask how the history of Kazakhstan’s people has influenced their present citizens. 

Today you will plunge into the traditional lives of Kazakh people and immerse yourself into their nomadic lifestyle. These individuals much honor the traditions and customs of their ancestors as you learned about yesterday. A principal value of the Kazakh society is hospitality. Enjoy learning their national traditions, playing their national games, and touring their homes. Next, you will engage in a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Kazakh cakes. Yum, what a delicious lunch! Your day will be completed with a fire dance with the village locals. 

You’re off to the dock to board a riverboat. Depart from land as your captain steers through the current, and enjoy four hours of snacking, shows, and sightseeing. Listen to traditional Kazakhstan music as belly dancers perform. Enjoy an unlimited buffet of rice, chicken, beef, salads, pasta, and fish. Finally, climb to the very top of the ship for open-air views of the shoreline and capital city.  

It’s been an exhilarating and busy week in Kazakhstan, but the time has come to say goodbye. Enjoy one final breakfast with your group and guides. Converse about your favorite memories and what you learned. Next, head to the airport for your departure flight home. 

As the world’s ninth-biggest country, Kazakhstan is rich in tradition and culture, and is ripe for exploration as you travel abroad to study humanities. Tourists enjoy that capital’s leafy avenues, hedonistic nightlife, and sparkling shopping centers. Come one, come all to central Asia. 

On this trip to Kazakhstan, you will immerse yourself into the people’s culture and tradition. The trip’s highlights include viewing over 4000 ancient rock carvings, cruising down the capital’s river with entertainment and views, and horseback-riding to a spectacular gorge. Enjoy global travel to Kazakhstan today!


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