Summer School 2019 kicks off

1 Jul 2019 11:34 | Communication

The summer of a lifetime starts today for over 180 international students who are attending the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Summer School 2019. This year’s group spans students with 36 different nationalities, from 30 countries who are attending 10 diverse courses. To all of our summer school students: welcome to Amsterdam and to the AUAS!

Amsterdam as city laboratory

During the AUAS Summer School, students apply themselves in new ways, explore the city, meet students from around the globe and earn ECTS credits for it too.

Via intensive two-week courses, students are challenged to put theory into practice as they tackle real urban challenges in Amsterdam. The city of Amsterdam is not just the place they study – it is their classroom and laboratory.

Diverse courses

This year’s edition marks the fifth consecutive AUAS Summer School. It includes 10 diverse courses offered by nearly 30 lecturers from the following AUAS faculties: Digital Media and Creative Industries, Applied Social Sciences and Law, and Business and Economics.

The courses include:

  • Business of Sport Events and Music Festivals
  • Digital Brand Engagement
  • European Business Skills
  • Experimenting in Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Practising Human Rights in Urban Areas
  • Professional English & Personal Branding
  • Software for Science
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Urban Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
  • Virtual Fashion Design: the new real

International student mix

In total, 180 students from around the world are attending the AUAS Summer School. They come from all corners of the globe, specifically: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Italy, India, Japan, Macau, Macedonia, Morocco, the Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Korea, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Cultural programme

The Summer School 2019 kicked off with a high-energy opening at the Amstel Campus Wibaut building on 1 July, where the enthusiastic students were introduced to the Summer School support team. AUAS Exeuctive Board Chairman, Huib de Jong, emphasised the rich cultural diversity in Amsterdam and encouraged all students to make the most of their summer experience in this city, which is renowned for its liberalism.

The opening also offered a taste of the diverse cultural and social programme offered by the AUAS. Alongside the intensive two-week study programme, students can also participate in a range of activities such as a Dutch culture workshop, comedy show, canal tour, cooking class, international potluck and bicycle tour, to name a few.

The AUAS Summer School 2019 runs from 1-12 July 2019.

Welcome, Summer School students!