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2019 Educational Tours of Latvia

ALA will be accepting registration for all trips until January 31, 2019.

To reserve your spot in a trip, please fill out the form for the corresponding program. The forms are available here in an electronic format (JotForm). If you experience technical issues, please contact Marisa Gudrais at

About ALA’s Educational Trip Programs:


An educational trip in the Latvian language, for teens ages 13 – 15 who have either graduated from Latvian Saturday/Sunday school or have comparable Latvian language skills. The trip provides the participants with an opportunity to visit all of Latvia’s main regions; to befriend not only their peers in Latvia, but also teens of Latvian heritage from all over the U.S., Canada, and Australia; and to experience a rich program with countless historical, cultural and contemporary attractions and interactive activities. (Trip Fees – $2190 / Deposit – $590) 
ALA is hosting two “Sveika, Latvija!” trips in the summer of 2019:

  • June 6 – 20, 2019 (departure from Chicago)
  • August 9 – 23, 2019 (departure from JFK)


An educational trip for English-speaking teens of Latvian Heritage, from ages 13 – 16. The “Heritage Latvia” program is comparable to the “Sveika, Latvija!” program, but is presented in English and geared more towards youth with less prior exposure to the Latvian culture. (Trip Fees – $3190 / Deposit – $590)

  • July 13/14 – 27/28, 2019 (departure city TBD)


Educational trip in English and/or Latvian (depending on the language skills and preferences of the registered participants) for adults and families. A great opportunity for the participants to either delve further into the culture and history of their ancestors, as well as experience the wonders of modern-day Latvia; to travel extensively around the country for the first time; or, to introduce their spouses, partners, family, or friends to Latvia. (Trip Fees – $2530 / Deposit - $530)

  • August 17 - 30, 2019 (flight NOT included)

For more information regarding these trips, please contact Marisa Gudrais in the ALA office:

Tel: (301) 340-8719