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Decolonizing Europe: History, Ideas and Praxis

Take a fresh approach to current debates surrounding notions of citizenship and belonging within postcolonial, post-Cold War Europe. In this course, Amsterdam is approached...

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: Foundation, Tools & Perspective

From molecules to brain, cells to behaviour, this interactive course provides you with a comprehensive insight into various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s,...

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Human Movement Analysis

From elite sport to clinical rehabilitation, we are constantly trying to enhance the physical capabilities of the human body. Today, the main tool in this process is movement...

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New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship

The creation of new ventures is one of the most important economic issues of our time, throughout the world. This course follows a sustainable entrepreneurship approach,

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Data Analysis in R: Learn the Ins and Outs

With the increasing use of alternative software packages like R in data analysis, now is the time to learn their ins and outs. The large number of active programmers creating...

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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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Hands-on Anthropology: Role of the Ethnographer

veryone 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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Programming in Python

Programming is a true twenty-first century skill, allowing you to really explore the wonderful – and crucial – world of data and computers. Aimed at beginners and near-beginners,...

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Design, Society and Cultures of Display in Museums

When you visit a museum, do you ever think about how the exhibits are presented to you? How can everything scholars know about a topic, and all the artefacts representing...

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Big Data in Society

More and more data is being collected about us and our activities. Our social media interactions and our online search and shopping behaviour, but also offline location tracking...

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Essential Academic English (B2)

English is the language of higher education, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. If you want to bring your English to the required level for academic studies, Essential Academic...

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Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnographic 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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The Beautiful Mind: Global Perceptions of Mental Health

How young is too young to diagnose a child with bipolar disorder? What is the solution to alcohol addiction in South Korea? What is normal – and does “normal” even

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Wildlife Crime Analysis: Data-Driven Nature Protection

From the cruel slaughter of critically endangered rhinos for their horns to illegal hunting and the destruction of protected habitats, crimes involving wildlife evoke a visceral...

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VU Amsterdam Summer School Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

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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 and Entrepreneurship

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Amsterdam!

Amsterdam was the first option of my summer, and I made it. I can totally feel the free atmosphere of academy. I enjoy studying with my professor and classmates. I enjoy the life in the city. I will come again for sure.

Program: Hands-on Anthropology: Role of the Ethnographer

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Alternative way to study abroad!

With my major at my school in the U.S. it is almost impossible to study abroad, that was until I found the VU Summer School Program. With this program, I was able to take course in the Summer and not miss any mandatory fall/spring classes. The global health class offered helped open my eyes to different health care systems and health issues around the world. Not only did I learn about them, but I also learned how we can make a difference in the world. We learned skills such as professional debates, interviewing skills, and research studies. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge that I gained at the VU Summer School back home in the states.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    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: Learn the Ins and Outs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    7

Knowledge and new friends

When selecting a program I originally looked at dates, but it was title of the course that I was interested in. The course Neurodegenerative diseases from clinic to bench provided me with a basic introduction to the diseases, but the focus on current research methods by the lecturers provided a high levels of relevance. During my time in Amsterdam I had the opportunity to not only study but also experience a new city. My course highlighted future focus areas, sparking my future interest and potentially changing my future career choices. The ballence between classes, the group project and free time allowed me to experience my surroundings and make plenty of new friends. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and really appreciated the lectures for sharing all their knowledge and always being willing to elaborate on any areas that students were interested in.

Program: Neurodegenerative Diseases: Foundation, Tools & Perspective

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