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International students at RSU form a very strong community that has founded a wide variety of societies and organisations to enrich students' social and academic lives.

For up-to-date information about events, please visit the RSU ISA Sharepoint website for current students.

Academic Events

Teddy Bear Hospital

Our Teddy Bear Hospital is a fun and educational project where international and Latvian students create a hospital setting for the pupils of the international schools in Riga. The aim of the event is to alleviate the fears of children about visiting a hospital. The children are allowed to treat their teddy bears at a number of different stations e.g. surgery, general practice, X-ray etc. In recent years the Teddy Bear Hospital has introduced a dental clinic which was organised by dentistry students and a great way to educate children about oral hygiene. Visiting the Teddy Bear Hospital is wonderful experience for both University and school students alike!

Medical Seminar

A full day seminar with lectures by esteemed specialists from various countries and different workshops such as Suture Techniques, Trauma & Emergency Medicine, Toxicology and ENT.


USMLE is the United States Medical Licensing Examination. This annual lecture aims to inform RSU students on how USMLE works. It gives an introduction to the different steps and provides information about different parts of the exams with practice questions.


We organise Radiology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Suture workshops which offer students a possibility to gain more practical knowledge and skills.

Guest Lectures

We are always looking to help students expand their medical interests. Every year the ISA holds several lectures by top professors from Europe. The lectures cover a wide range of topics and are very popular in the student community.

Social Events

The ISA organises many social events throughout the academic year working together with the many national societies at RSU to hold events that showcase the wealth of cultures at the University.

Orientation Week 

The social calendar starts with Orientation Week! We organise the Info Fair, a Sports Day, a Movie Night, a Riga Night, various Museum Tours and a Board Game evening for RSU freshmen together with the International Department. The week always ends with a Welcome Party!

#WorldWide Event

The biggest showcase event of the year is the #WorldWide Talent & Cultural Experience. We organise a talent show showcasing the best musical, dance and performance talents from students at RSU. The event is also a good showcase for the various cultures at our university.

Winter Ball

Every year before the Christmas holidays we organise the most anticipated event of the year - the Winter Ball! Complete with photo booths, workshops, a dance floor, drinks and snacks this event always attracts the most attention. In 2017 we collaborated with the RSU Student Union for the first time and hosted the biggest event to date with over 3,000 participants.

Charity Events

We have organised several charity events to help children from orphanages, refugee centres and other social institutions.

European Refugee Crisis Aid Project 

Together with the national societies we held an event to sell food and handicrafts in support of Syrian refugees in Latvia.  

National Societies

African Association Riga

Asian Society

Associazione Studenti Italiani a Riga (Italian Student Association in Riga)

Assyrian Student Association in Riga

British and Irish Society

Deutsche Studenten im Ausland (German Students Abroad)

Iranian Society

Jewish/Israeli Student Society Yachad

Association of Norwegian Students Abroad: Latvian Branch (ANSA)

Portuguese Society

Riian Suomalaiset Lääketieteen Opiskelijat ry (RiSLO, Finnish Medical Students’ Association in Riga)

Sveriges Läkarförbund Student Riga (SLFSR, Swedish Medical Students' Association in Riga)

US Student Association


International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA): Latvian Branch

Latvian Medical Student Association (LaMSA) 

Academic Societies

Academic Society of Anesthesiology, Intensive, and Emergency Care (ASAIEC)

Academic Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID)

Academic Society of Opthalmology

Anatomy Circle

Cardiology Academic Society (CAS)

Dental Student Association (DSA)

Dermatology and Venerology Academic Society (DVAS)

Endocrinology Academic Society (EAS)

Family Medicine Student Association (FaMSA)

Internal Medicine Academic Society (IMAS)

Neurology & Neurosurgery Academic Society

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Academic Society (ASOG)

Paediatric Academic Society (PAS)

Plastic Surgery Student Association

Psychiatry and Narcology Academic Society (PsyNAS)

Psychosomatic Student Group

Radiology Academic Society (RAS)

Surgical Association (SurA)

Trauma and Orthopaedic Academic Society (TOAS)

Other Societies 

Agape Studenti: Christian student interest group

The Debates and Conversations Group

Feminists in Riga

Muslim Student Society (Ibn Sina)