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Cultural Immersion Program

Cultural Exchange 15 month program at Rossinca Heritage School
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Cultural immersion programs are an intense, exciting, and life-changing way to elevate people’s knowledge of the world. Yes, uprooting oneself and leaping headfirst into a foreign culture may not be the conventional approach to learning, but doing so offers rewards that simply can't be delivered in a classroom back home.

The immersion - while initially might be a complete shock - transforms participants from  apprehensive and fearful travelers into confident and comfortable citizens of the world.

Rossinca Heritage School is excited to announce our first, but so much needed and thought through Cultural Exchange Program, designed to help everybody who is interested in Russian culture and language to get a deeper and broader understanding of Russia’s culture, literature, language and not to be afraid to travel to Russia and Russian speaking countries. 

The program will run for 15 consecutive months, starting August 2021 and will include immersion camps, theater productions, on stage performances and cultural events. 
 

Highlights of the program schedule include the following:  

 
  • August - November 2021:  Immersion in Russian Folk art, literature and theater through weekly classes and enrichment programs. Rehearsals and preparation for annual winter holiday performance “ELKA.”
 
  • August 2021: Participation in the Rotary Club of Cupertino Fall Festival.
 
  • September 2021: Participation in Day on the Bay Multicultural Festival.
 
  • November 2021: Participation in “Russian Teddybear,” the Olympiada of Russian language and “Kniguru,” the International Competition in Book Analysis.
 
  • November - December 2021: Intensive work on the New Year Production by RHS staff, parents and students.
 
  • December 2021: Annual Winter Holiday Performance “ELKA.” This annual production is open to the public and annually receives over 1,000 spectators.
 
  • January 2022 - June 2022: Immersion into Russian Folk art, literature and theater through weekly classes and stage performances.  (Children up to 6 years old work on theater production by Russian author Korney Ivanovich Chukovskiy “Moydodyr.”  Children 6 years and older work on the theater production by Russian poet and author Aleksandr Sergeevech Pushkin “Kapitanskaya Dochka.”)
 
  • March 2022: Participation in International Woman’s Day Concert and Celebration.
 
  • April 2022: Participation in International Children’s Festival San Jose and International Russian Language Competition “Total Dictation.”
 
  • May 2022: Participation in International Olympiada in Russian Language “Lookomorye” and May 9 Victory Concert. Host Spring Concert at campus for the San Jose Community.
 
  • June 2022:  Participation in International Children and Youth Theater Festival “Planet of Arts” in Washington DC.
 
  • June 18, 2022: Theater on Stage Performance at campus open to the public: "Moydodr" and "Kapitanskaya Dochka.”
 
  • July 2022: 7th Annual Arts Olympiad/World Children’s Festival in Washington DC.
 
  • July 2022 - August 2022: Cultural immersion summer camps at RHS. Every summer week has a separate thematic content, such as Russian folk holidays, theater production of Russian folk fairytales, quests, sports activities, art classes and much more. 
 
  • August 2022: Participation in International Rotary Cultural Festival.
 
  • August 2022 - October 2022: Immersion into Russian Folk art, literature and theater through weekly classes and stage performances. Children up to 6 years old work on theater production by Russian author Korney Ivanovich Chukovskiy “Mukha Zekotukha”.  Children 6 years and old work on the theater production by Russian author Viktor Dragunskiy “Deniskiny Rasskazy.”