Students from the UvA Summer School share their experiences of the summer courses in Amsterdam.
I was quite interested in urban cities and had never heard of the combination of urban cities and food.
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.
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.
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.
Exciting, enriching, exhilarating.
The course material interested me. I like bikes and the fact that this is an interdisciplinary course appealed to me.
My main reason for coming to Amsterdam was because it’s a hotspot for cycling.
My favourite part of the programme is the variety of the course material – you go through so many disciplines throughout the course.
Do the necessary background reading. And if it's a subject that you’re not really familiar with, look a bit wider in your reading.
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.
Definitely worth doing!!