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!
The cultural diversity in Netherlands
GroningenAs 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.
SchiermonnikoogThe 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.
AmsterdamIf 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.