Student experiences

Students from the UvA Summer School share their experiences of the summer courses in Amsterdam.

Sheryl (Singapore)

Sheryl (Singapore)

Photo: Teska Overbeeke

Which summer programme are you doing and why did you choose this programme?

I was quite interested in urban cities and had never heard of the combination of urban cities and food.

What is your favourite part of the programme so far?

I like how it’s more experiential. We get to go around and explore – see urban gardens, go cooking, and other things like debates. It’s also quite diverse with people from all backgrounds discussing food.

What tips would you give someone who is considering taking a summer course at the UvA Summer School?

For me it was useful to ask the university for a course outline before I started. It was helpful to know what would be covered during the course.

How does this course compare to the degree programme that you are currently doing?

I guess it’s somewhat similar. I’m doing Liberal Arts so it’s also broad. I like how this course is specific to Amsterdam – you can link it to the environment around you.

Describe your UvA Summer School experience in Amsterdam in three words:

Exciting, enriching, exhilarating.

Jack (UK)

Jack Swainton (UvA Summer School)

Photo: Teska Overbeeke

Which summer programme are you doing and why did you choose this programme?

The course material interested me. I like bikes and the fact that this is an interdisciplinary course appealed to me.

What was your main reason for coming to the UvA in Amsterdam?

My main reason for coming to Amsterdam was because it’s a hotspot for cycling.

What is your favourite part of the programme so far?

My favourite part of the programme is the variety of the course material – you go through so many disciplines throughout the course.

What tips would you give someone who is considering taking a summer course at the UvA Summer School?

Do the necessary background reading. And if it is a subject that you’re not really familiar with, look a bit wider in your reading.

How does this course compare to the degree programme that you are currently doing?

It is a little bit more intense to begin with but this course is more focused on a particular area so it is easier to read up on it.

Describe your UvA Summer School experience in Amsterdam in three words:

Definitely worth doing!!

Published by  University of Amsterdam

19 October 2016