During the second semester all Euroculture students from all partner universities meet with the Euroculture faculty staff and European experts during a ten-day summer school, or Intensive Programme (IP).
During this IP, the main characteristics of the Euroculture programme, namely multilingualism, multi- and interdisciplinarity, transnationalism and multi- and interculturality become especially apparent.
In preparing for the IP, Euroculture students have to write a research paper related to the annual IP-theme. During the IP, the Euroculture students present their papers and comment on the papers of their fellow students. Group work, public lectures, excursions, workshops, and seminars form further important parts of the IP. Socialising and interaction are of course also key components of the IP.
The Career Day has become an established and integral part of the IP. During this event, former students and external experts are introduced to current Euroculture students in order to help students better prepare for their professional orientation and job search after graduation.
The IP has three main objectives:
- To meet and interact with other Euroculture consortium participants during a ten-day intensive course.
- To synthesise in a problem-oriented platform the content and methodologies taught during the first and second semester course units.
- To pave the way for the third and fourth semester, which are filled with methodological, competence-based, and research-intensive modules.
For an overview of past and future IP topics click here. For a short photographic impression click here.
Find here a link for the IP held in Groningen in 2010: http://irs.ub.rug.nl/ppn/333995155
Find here a link for the IP held in Göttingen in 2011: http://arts.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/publications/general/Euroculture/2012/Europeans/