Summer University 2018


SUrreal: Unravel the mysteries of Dutch culture

Organized by AEGEE-Groningen

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Groningen as the greatest student city of the Netherlands has a youthful atmosphere. In our Summer University we want participants to leave Groningen with exactly that experience. We will discuss and enjoy our unique student culture, organise theme parties and take the participants clubbing in our amazing nightlife. We will organise fun quizzes and go on a biking tour (because, what are the Dutch without their bikes, right?). Additionally,, we will go on two trips. First to one of the Dutch islands (Schiermonnikoog) for a weekend where we will have a traditional European night and walk on the bottom of the ocean. Secondly, if you visit the Netherlands, you have to explore Amsterdams beautiful canals and exotic adventures.
This year we will give our participants the SUmmer of their life. The summer will evolve around many different topics that are hot in the Netherlands at this time. Gender diversity, student associations and the multi-cultural society. We will show that the Dutch culture is more than just the Dutch stereotypes. The impact of many different opinions, and many more, in one of the smallest countries in Europe on its habitants and living environment. As SU committee we want to challenge participants in expressing their opinions, but also critically look at them. We do not want people to change their mind, but we do want the participants to have thought about what they think.

Our Summer University is an amazing combination of diverse activities that will take place in different settings, but are all inevitably interwoven in the Dutch culture. Come join and see!

General Information:

From: Wednesday, July 11th
To: Wednesday, July 25th
Starts in: Groningen
Ends in: Groningen
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Student housing
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Day trip to Amsterdam, lasertag and cocktail workshop.
Alternative: Walking tour through city park, bike trip
Language: English
Special equipment needed: sleeping bag, bed linens, cutlery, plate & cup
Suited for disabled people: No


The cultural diversity in Netherlands


Phone: 0031653936066

Our ideal participant:

    Are you curious to find out which untold truths lie behind the colourful tulip fields, busy cheese factories, and numerous windmills? Are you brave enough to face revelations that might challenge your beliefs? And most importantly, are you not afraid to get on a bike and roam the streets of the city? Then you might just be who we are looking for! Our ideal participant is open-minded, sociable, in for a challenge, and ready to party with a group of new friends!


  • Walking the bottom of the ocean
  • Dance workshop
  • Graffiti workshop
  • Weekend to Schiermonnikoog with a mesmerizing campfire
  • Daytrip to Amsterdam
  • Cocktail workshop
  • Lasergaming
  • Dutch Games
  • Biking tour
  • Gala evening
  • BBQ
  • Theme parties (such as Gender in the Blender)
  • And much more...!

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE members
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Explore the beautiful canals and the bustling nightlife of our university city: Groningen.


The smallest and "gezelligste" island of the Netherlands. Its stunning beaches and being able to walk there on the bottom of the ocean make the island amazingly worthwhile. Its single club helps to make this weekend an "unforgettable" experience.


If you haven't visited our capital city Amsterdam, you haven't lived life to the fullest. The city in which you can find sex, drugs and rock 'n roll on the corner of every street. Take a stroll along its beautiful canals and enjoy the pretty sights of its architecture and culture. Of course we can't leave out such an irreplaceable experience from our Summer University.