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Amsterdam Summer School

Spend the summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant UNESCO World Heritage city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale...

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Data Analysis in R

With increasing use of alternative software packages like R in data analysis, now is the time to learn their ins and outs. Many active programmers create R packages, making...

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New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship

VU University Amsterdam offers a summer course on new venture creation and entrepreneurship. The course follows a sustainable entrepreneurship approach, dealing with all

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Human Movement Analysis

There is a continuous effort to develop the physical capabilities of the human body, from clinical rehabilitation to elite sport. The main tool currently utilized in the

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Clinic to Bench

Study Neurodegenerative Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The course is organised by the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR), a centre of expertise at...

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Decolonizing Europe: History, Ideas and Praxis

Gain a fresh perspective to approaching current debates on the issues of belonging and citizenship within post-Cold War, postcolonial Europe. The course focuses in the works...

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Operations Research

Nowadays, everyone is talking about the tremendous opportunities offered by “big data” and all kinds of analytics. To really make the difference, though, you need to

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The Gentle Art of Helping

Many recent graduates face the same problem as they enter the professional arena for the first time. They have learned to solve problems from an academic perspective, not...

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Challenges and Innovations in Food and Water Security

There are 7 billion people to feed today, and this number is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050. This implies that more food is needed; more food means that more water...

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Responsible Research and Innovation Boot Camp

Any researcher will recognize this fear: your thesis, perfectly written and data-rich, lying in some desk drawer waiting to be forgotten. Sound familiar? Science has become...

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Exploring the Archaeology of the Roman Frontier

With Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul in the first century BC, the Netherlands became part of Rome’s northern frontier zone on the European continent. It remained so

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Nature & Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

Do twins hold the key to understanding complex human traits and diseases? Can they resolve the age-old debate between nature and nurture? What is determined by our DNA, what...

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Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture II

This is your chance to learn basic Dutch in the Netherlands. Working interactively in our state-of-the-art digital language lab, you develop reasonable speaking, listening,...

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Big Data Management in UNIX

With the growing availability of extremely large datasets, these days, scientists and analysts need to use powerful supercomputers or computer clusters to store, manage and...

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VU University Amsterdam Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Great experience :)

This program was amazing - from the beginning I received a warm welcome making me feel at home, and by the end I was heartbroken to say goodbye to so many friends from all over the world (France, Poland, Denmark, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bhutan, and more..). The Discovering the Dutch course I took was taught by a lovely Dutch woman who was really invested in our growth - and learning a new language is not easy! Lessons outside of the classroom included a trip to the Rijksmuseum , where soon after I fell in love with the city.

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Amsterdam summer chool review

​Amsterdam Summer School has probably the best course offered for people coming from diverse background, providing the students to do some cultural exchange. The best thing about this summer school is that almost everything is really managed and organized well. This summer school provided me with the course that none other institutions provided, so I am really grateful for that.
All in all I am filled with knowledge and joy that I got over the 2 weeks.

Program: Data Analysis in R

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

New perspectives of Amstersam

I took Global Health course at VU. Through the course we took a tour of the Red Light District through the lens of public health issues. Our tour guide was an ex-drug addict, which gave us some really neat insights of the area. The teachers were so open, friendly, and resourceful. I learned a lot and made really great friends. Also the summer school office coordinated wonderful excursions through which I was able to learn more about the city, culture, and history of Amsterdam. My favorite were the Hauge and Maritime Museum excursions.

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

VU summer 2016

Program exceeded all my expectations
And the staff was very pleasant! Over the atmosphere of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Is very relaxed and beautiful! So much to see and do! You should certainly consider this program if you would like to have an experience you won't forget.

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amsterdam summer school review

My stay in Amsterdam will definitely be a memorable one thanks to the summer school program! I found out about it at my home university and wanted to go as an opportunity not only to experience a new teaching environment but also to immerse myself into another culture and see more of the world - and these are all goals I was able to achieve during my short time here! The university staff were so incredibly helpful and organised my housing as well. I stayed on the university campus where the social life was amazing. While I had my own huge room with an attached bathroom all to myself, there was also a lounge room where students can go to chill and hangout. I made so many new friends who I know I'll keep in touch with over the next few years as they all love travelling just as much as I do! Amsterdam is also an amazing place to meet new people and have something new to see every day. Not only did I have such a great travel opportunity but I was able to learn so much in such a short amount of time thanks to the incredible lecturers and their fun way of delivering classes. Teaching was interactive and practical, we didn't even feel like we were in class! Definitely a life changing experience. I would recommend this to everyone, you'll learn so much about yourself and meet so many amazing people!

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