Social programme

To keep the minds fresh and to maximise interaction, a wide variety of fun and interesting social activities will be organised during evenings and weekends so participants can make the most of their stay in Antwerp.

Participants will not only have the opportunity to get to know their fellow class-mates and staff in a more informal way, but will also be able to get in touch with peers attending other summer schools at the Antwerp Summer University. A visit to the beautiful city hall, a networking reception, a guided city walk, a quiz night, a football game and a day-trip to another Belgian city such as Bruges or Brussels are only some examples of these activities.

All activities of the social programme are offered free of charge, in some cases participants will be asked for a deposit which will be reimbursed upon participation to the activity. 

Combine study and pleasure and spend a happy summer!

Activities 30 June - 5 July

Bike tour through Antwerp

Sunday 30 June / 14:00 - 17:00

Meeting point: Steenplein, Antwerp. The tour starts on the square next to the slope up to the walking bridge.
Summer schools: ROOHTS Summer School, Europe: Diversity and Migration, Companies Crossing Borders, Innovation in Social Design, CityLAB VII, ALGAR, Children’s Literature, Digital Humanities, Vaccinology

We warmly invite you to participate in this bike tour, as it both gives you the opportunity to get to know the city of Antwerp and meet your fellow classmates. The tour explores some of Antwerp's highlights, like the Steen castle, the cathedral and the old port 'Het Eilandje' with the MAS museum. Bicycles are provided if you don’t have one.

The tour is free, but a fee of 30 euros will be given to those who fail to show without cancelling their registration at least 2 days in advance.

Reception at Felix pakhuis

Monday 1 July / 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Godefriduskaai 30, 2000 Antwerp
Summer Schools: ROOHTS Summer School, Europe: Diversity and Migration, Companies Crossing Borders, Innovation in Social Design, CityLAB VII, ALGAR, Children’s Literature, Digital Humanities, Vaccinology

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Antwerp Summer University with us! You are kindly invited to the formal reception at the Felixpakhuis, a unique 19th century harbour warehouse located at the Antwerp Marina. Currently, the building is in use by the city of Antwerp as the city archives. At this location, representatives of the city of Antwerp will welcome you on behalf of the City Council. Moreover, this reception is a unique opportunity to expand your network and get in touch with participants of other summer schools!

Sightseeing Run

Tuesday 2 July / 19:00 - 20:00

Meeting point: International Relations Office, Gratiekapelstraat 10, 2000 Antwerp
Summer schools: ROOHTS Summer School, Europe: Diversity and Migration, Companies Crossing Borders, Innovation in Social Design, ALGAR, Children’s Literature, Digital Humanities.

For the healthy ones: mens sana in corpore sano. Boost your energy and join us at this evening run past some beautiful docks, the iconic MAS museum and through Park Spoor Noord. The length of the route is 7 kilometres.

International Quiz Night @ Takeoffantwerp

Wednesday 3 July / 20:00-22:00

Venue: Takeoffantwerp, Kleine Kauwenberg 17, 2000 Antwerp
Summer Schools: ROOHTS Summer School, Innovation in Social Design, CityLAB VII, ALGAR, Children’s Literature, Vaccinology

Get to know this typical Belgian habit while competing with students of other summer schools. This interactive game will take you on a tour around the globe whilst testing your knowledge of several continents, countries and cultures. Don’t be scared, this is pure fun!

Antwerp Summer University Closing Reception

Friday 5 July / 16:30 - 18:30

Venue: B-building + yard, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp
Summer Schools: ROOHTS Summer School, Innovation in Social Design, Experience Entrepeneurship, Companies Crossing Borders, Urban Logistics, English for Academic Purposes

After a week of studying, everyone gets another chance to talk to the participants of different summer schools. Come join us one last time at this closing reception, in the yard in front of the B-building, between the sports hall and the C-building. Don’t worry, arrows will be provided :-)

Contact

Antwerp Summer University Office Stadscampus
Gratiekapelstraat 10
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 43 82
summeruniversity@uantwerpen.be