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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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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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Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell. For anthropologists, such accounts can reveal as much about the people and societies we study as more conventional research. But the process...

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Global Health: In-depth Insight into the Burden of Disease

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be a two-way flow of resources,...

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Data Analysis in R: Learn the Ins and Outs

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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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: Optimize Your World

Nowadays, everyone is talking about the immense opportunities offered by "big data" and all kinds of analytics. To really make the difference, though, students need to be...

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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 seven billion people to feed today, and this number is expected to increase to nine billion by 2050. This implies that more food is needed; more food means that...

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Responsible Research and Innovation Boot Camp

Any researcher will recognize this fear: a 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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VU Amsterdam Summer School Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

  • Community

    9

I-am-sterdam

City: The city is spectacularly beautiful. Transportation is easy by bicycle almost anywhere you want to go. Food is great and accommodation (Hotel Jansen) was great.
Program: The program was organized with mini excursions to explore and learn more about the city. The administrators were very responsive to student problems. They respond to emails almost immediately.
Course: The course was really interesting, a bit more in depth but the instructors guide you through everything. The practicals are challenging but really worth it.

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Advanced and wonderful studying experience

I Joined block 2 and 3 in this summer. These courses are advanced for students who want to pursue profound knowledge, no matter in order to prepare for higher education or better occupation. Also, the lecturers provide unique and interesting concept. I enjoy the moment at VU.

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    6

VU Amsterdam!

I really really enjoyed my time in Netherlands. If I could go back in time the only change I would make would be to bring warmer clothing. I lived in Hotel Jansen through VU Amsterdam and it has felt very safe and comfortable. I was originally disappointed because of the distance from the city, but after realizing the inner city is just a quit bike ride or tram ride away my opinion changed. I liked the classes, they were more challenging than I expected but I enjoyed the academic rigor. Amsterdam is very unique and I have learned a lot about myself through this trip. Overall I definitely recommend the program!

Program: Amsterdam Summer School

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

VU summer school

Loving the summer school! My class is very interesting and informative, the summer school staff is really helpful and kind, and there is a good balance between hard work and enjoying the city of Amsterdam! The course has a few fun excursions and opportunities to explore the city as we learn. I highly recommend the summer school to anyone studying abroad!

Program: New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Decolonizing Europe: VU Amsterdam summer school

I studied at VU for two weeks doing the 'Decolonizing Europe' course. Our academics were professional, interesting and highly intelligent. Personal highlights included the excursions to the Tropenmuseum, the Hermitage museum and the Black Heritage Canal tour, which really allowed us to see the history of Amsterdam and the Netherlands in a new light. Our class was incredibly diverse and was made up of everyone from second year undergraduates to PhD students, this therefore brought new perspectives and diversity of experience to the discussion. The experience has taught me an entirely new way of thinking which I'm sure will help in the future. Thank you VU!

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