A key value of NSU is that families with children can participate at the summer sessions. NSU therefore provide what we call a Children’s Circle for participants who are between three and thirteen years old. During the Summer Session, which is usually held in the Nordic or Baltic countryside, children engage in a range of fun activities while their parents contribute to their own Study Circles.
The children are attended to according to age and interests, and are also taken on exciting, regionally based excursions. Since NSU’s participants come from all of the Nordic and Baltic countries and beyond, a range of languages are spoken in the Children’s Circle.
One very important quality to the Children’s Circle is that rather than being run by professional pedagogues, it is in fact NSU children’s circle alumni who organize and structure the program. There is also a parental support person always present at the children’s circle.