Understanding Europe - Future Talent Program Session 1

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Utrecht Summer School
Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 0.00
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This two-week program is tailored to Chinese students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the European academic context, and who aim to invest in future careers related to European affairs. It is an immersive English program with courses and accommodations situated at the historical campus of Utrecht University. The program consists of intensive courses and training taught in academic English. The students will develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of presenting and writing, team projects, cross-cultural competence, assessment and development.

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover the answers while staying in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will not only uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism, but also its varied identities that still exist today; despite the fact that the majority of the European countries are progressively collaborating on an economic and political level. Each of Europe’s countries and peoples still carry their own distinctive cultures, languages, political views, religions, and traditions.

This 7-day program offers an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity. Its divergent peoples carry their own cultures, religions, traditions and languages. Yet, the majority of the European countries have been increasingly engaged in a joint project aimed at political and economic integration in the European Union. Lecturers from Utrecht University will introduce various European topics in morning lectures. In the afternoon, seminar sessions will offer you the opportunity to discuss the course content, ask questions and present assignments. This will enable you to train your academic communication skills in an international environment. The course will conclude with an in-class examination covering all lecture and literature content.

A highlight of the course is the excursion to Amsterdam. The capital city of the Netherlands, offers world-famous museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum, and a beautiful historical city centre with canals and old houses, which will be explored in a walking tour.

The program start on the 6th of July. The Academic part of the program will start on Monday the 8th of July. 

Course director

Danny Nobel

Target audience

This is course is only for students of the Future Talent Program.

Course aim

Understanding Europe is a summer school program for Chinese university students. It is part of the China-Europe Future Talent Program, which is a joint venture by Utrecht University Summer School and Globi, with the support of NUFFIC. This program provides the participants with the experience of studying in Europe, thereby enabling first-hand observation and reflection on European society, culture and daily life. Through interaction and cooperation with students from all over the world, the students will familiarize themselves with a European perspective within their respective academic careers and improve their cross-cultural competence.


Course fee
€ 0.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

The fee is paid via Globi.
Registration Fee for two week program: €2400 per participant, including tuition, accommodation, cultural visits and local transportation.
Registration fee for the three week program comes to a total of €3150, including tuition, accommodation, cultural visits and local transportation.

More information

For questions or further alterations to the program according to your specific needs and requirements, please contact Danny Nobel from Globi via email: summerschool@globi.nl


Application deadline: 28 June 2019