If you are confused on what you want to do this summer holiday and you don’t want to spend a giant waste of time, doing nothing at home and prowling at the malls with your friends, you may want to consider taking summer courses to keep the brain from idling.
Summer course is a wonderful opportunity for the students to take part in. It is an incredible opportunity to learn the subjects you really want, make friends with people across the globe and discover new ideas. Want to combine summertime learning with a chance to see the other side of the world? Several Dutch education institutions are offering summer courses on various subjects, from culture to life science to entrepreneurship. Choose your study programme and embark on an enriching course filled with discoveries.
Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, is offering its summer school programmes starting in June to July 2011. The available summer school programmes that you may opt are:
The Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics (18-29 July) offers courses on a wide range of subjects. The six programmes include courses for beginners and advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists.
Summer School on International Criminal Law (20 June to 1 July 2011)
The Bilingual Summer School takes place in the International City of Peace and Justice and offers a unique opportunity to gain expertise in International Criminal Law, by combining theory and practice. For more information: www.grotiuscentre.org .
Summer School on Women, Peace and Security (13 to 24 June 2011)
The Grotius Centre and Oxfam-Novib organize a summer school on UNSC resolutions 1325 and 1820, which discuss the role of women in peace negotiations, reconciliation and peacekeeping. Lectures and workshops will be given by academics and representatives from NGO’s working in this field. More information: www.grotiuscentre.org .
Utrecht Summer School
Utrecht Summer School is organized by Utrecht University and HU University of Applied Science. It offers 130 strong, academic summer courses, in a wide range of subjects, from culture to law and sciences. The length of the courses is varied, from 1 to 6 weeks, in the months of June, July and August 2011.
Utrecht Summer School not only offers you a fine selection of interesting courses in all kind of disciplines, it also aims at giving the participants an unforgettable stay. During the months of July and August, you may attend various attractive social programmes, including excursions, sports and social gatherings and festivities. The activities will provide the perfect setting for you to meet international students from other summer school courses and to get to know your classmates better!
Not only that, Utrecth Summer School also provides accommodation for the students for free. The rooms provided are fully furnished and decorated with shared facilities. This is a great opportunity for you to share ideas and connect with students from other parts of the world.
This year, Utrecht Summer School celebrates its 25th anniversary. You may not want to miss out their special events, each dedicated to a special topic, from the crisis in Europe to the climate dilemma.
You can view all course details on our website: http://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/
Online brochure can be viewed at: http://utrechtsummerschool.nl/brochure.html
University of Twente’s Summer School
The Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) from the University of Twente, Netherlands, organizes an international summer school on “Entrepreneurship & Technology Venturing”.
The summer school answers the following questions:
“How to create a successful business?” and “How to support entrepreneurship?”
This summer school will be interesting for people (students, graduates, managers, etc) who want to start or accelerate their own high-tech business, and for people (university lecturers, incubator staff, policy makers, etc.) who want to support entrepreneurship from their university or in their region. Please see the preliminary program on the website.
Tilburg University Summer School
Tilburg University Summer School is offering an intensive academic course combined with cultural and social activities. Courses are varied from business programme to law and if you are dying to learn foreign languages, Tilburg University Summer School provides Spanish language and Dutch languages, from beginner level. Another unique course that Tilburg University Summer School is offering is the philosophy course on The Tragic and Its Limit. For those of you who are interested in philosophy and the question of life, you might not want to miss this.
For the ultimate Summer School experience, Tilburg University Summer School organizes a special Social Program. Experience Tilburg and its surroundings, participate in cultural events, sports and exciting excursions together with your fellow Summer School students. Upon registration, you choose one of our social packages depending on how much fun you can handle.