Summer University 2017


Unity through diversity: Bringing people together the Dutch way

Organized by AEGEE-Groningen

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Are you ready to discover what makes the Netherlands truly unique? We will take you on an unforgettable journey through our country. Dutch culture is regarded as one of the most open-minded and tolerant in the world. On this summer university, we will explore if this is true and how the Dutch attitude holds this small and diverse nation together.
This SU will take place in the north of the Netherlands, in the city our organisers fell in love with: Groningen. Although this city is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, its population is young and vibrant. This creates a unique mix of scenic old streets and canals, but also some of the best parties. There will not be any chance to get bored during this SU, as we have planned many fun activities and workshops. We will spend a weekend on the small island of Schiermonnikoog, where we make a campfire, walk on the bottom of the sea and go to the beach. Also, we will be spending a full day in Amsterdam where you will have a lot of free time to explore our beautiful capital. Other activities include going to a seal rescue centre, canoeing, a city tour, a pub crawl and themed parties. Our workshops revolve around various ethical topics which we will approach from a Dutch perspective and discuss openly. Topics include addiction, racism, abortion, LGBT rights, euthanasia, drug tolerance, nature & wildlife management.
We managed to have our own Summer University house in the city centre, close to the central park. There are private and double rooms, a large common room, and a roof terrace. No gyms, no cold showers. We will make sure that your stay is comfortable and will show off our cooking skills in the kitchen!
The organisers are already very excited and eagerly awaiting your applications. And remember, our country is sinking, this is one of your last chances to go on SU in the Netherlands, apply now!

General Information:

From: Wednesday, July 12th
To: Wednesday, July 26th
Starts in: Groningen
Ends in: Groningen
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / History and Local Culture
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Student dormitories (private rooms)
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: For a trip to Amsterdam
Alternative: Going swimming in a traditional Dutch lake
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Swimming pants, Sleeping bag
Suited for disabled people: No


Ethics in Dutch culture


Phone: 0031681082434

Our ideal participant:

    AEGEE-Spirit, Interested in Ethical dilemmas, Can survive on little sleep, FUN (<- Also important), Participating, Enthusiastic, Party hard AND workshop heart!


  • Trip to the island of Schiermonnikoog
  • Ethical discussions
  • Cantus (Google it)
  • Canoeing through the canals
  • Dutch lesson
  • Sinterklaas
  • Formal ball
  • Walking on water (Wad?)
  • Theme parties
  • Seal hospital
  • Trip to Amsterdam (optional)
  • Sleeping (but not that much)
  • AND SO MUCH MORE! Join us this summer!

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Paul Veldhuyzen, Dorian Schaap, Rick Kloosterman, Meike Hiehle, Adriaan Eldering, Dennis Hesling, Joyce Schulte, Patricia de Vos, Sander van Dijk
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


The Student Bike Capital in the North (the Main Location of This Assembly)


The Capital of Dutchland (The Netherlands)


The "Tropical" Island in the "Waddenzee"