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HAN Nijmegen Summer School

Like to learn about international health, education, social work or sports? You can attend any of the modules in this summer school. No matter what your field of study is. You gain a global perspective. Round out your education. Learn important life skills. And meet new people. In just 3 weeks!

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The summer school in a nutshell

The HAN Nijmegen Summer School 2023 runs for 4 weeks. It starts on Monday 29 May and ends on Friday 23 June 2022. There are various courses to choose from in the fields of health, education, social work and sport. Each course runs for 1 week. So you can come and study with us for 1, 2 , 3 or 4 weeks.

Your classes are from Monday to Friday. And you go on at least 1 field trip per week. The weekends are yours. To discover Nijmegen, its nightlife and beautiful surroundings!


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Pick and choose Program Summer School

HAN Summer School Nijmegen offers 12 one-week summer courses in the field of health, social studies, sports and education. Choose 1 course per week and put together your own custom-made Summer School. Learn more about each specific course below.

Courses in week 1

1. Sport Event Marketing

Join this program to learn about the financial challenges and the economic and social impact of major sport events. Learn about behavioral economics and digital analytics to create new sustainable concepts for the future.


1. Introducing Arts Therapy&Psychological Coaching

In this course you will learn how to address certain issues (personal and/or social) by using psychological coaching and Arts Therapies. You will be introduced to art, drama, music and psychomotor therapy in a very practical, hands-on manner. In addition you will learn and practice with the basics of psychological coaching.

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2. Innovation and Technology

This course offers an orientation on different technologies and innovations for social and educational purposes. You will learn about storytelling through images, making VR content and building and programming your own robot. Last but not least you will learn the basics of 3D printing.

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3. Education for All

How can we address exclusion in education because of disability, social challenges or communication issues? This course will consider barriers to learning and will look at strategies to challenge these. We will consider and evaluate options for creating more empowering and more inclusive learning environments.

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Courses in week 2

4. Sports & Talent

This course is all about enhancing youth development in sport. The program provides (applied) sport scientists in the field of talent studies with hands-on tools to set up talent identification and development programs in their own specific environment.

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5. Challenges in Healthcare

The Netherlands has one of the best health care systems worldwide. But the Dutch are also among the “big spenders” when it comes to healthcare-related costs. Learn and discuss healthcare-related challenges and solutions to overcome potential threats in the Dutch healthcare system in this course.

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6. Children and Society

According to several studies Dutch children and youngsters are the happiest in the world. But the reality for those who do not fit in the fixed framework of society, is less prosperous. In this course, the focus is on “youth at risk”. Together we will explore the challenges these children face and which interventions are in place to ensure a more i

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courses in week 3

8. Creativity in Social Work

Social Work at HAN specializes in using creative means to achieve social goals. Creativity can also be valuable when engaging in 'regular' conversations with clients in daily social work situations. How does this work exactly? Join this week, and learn all about these two topics in an unconventional setting.

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9. Early Childhood Education

The various principles of early childhood education are at the heart of this course. You will learn about different educational approaches and discuss dilemmas in aligning theory and practice. You will visit schools, child centers and other institutions related to the education of young children

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What to expect? Summer School Schedule

Learning outcomes

By the end of the HAN Nijmegen Summer School you can:

  • Inform and guide individuals through their health, education, social or sports journey
  • Adapt your education to real-life situations
  • Present your ideas with confidence to a group of people
  • Communicate clearly and listen with purpose
  • Work in a multicultural, multidisciplinary group


You strengthen these competence areas during the program:

  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Management skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Knowledge of European/Dutch history and culture
  • Engagement skills
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Students as partners Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.


What about credits and grading?

At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.

One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.

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What are the admission requirements? And how do I apply?

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