Social Programme

VIA Summer School offers a social programme alongside courses. Below, you can find the 2024 social programme along with tips for other activities in and around Aarhus. 

VIA Summer School offers a social programme, which will consist of a combination of social and cultural events.
Please bear in mind this is for summer schools taking place in Aarhus. Courses in other locations will have another programme.

To attend our social programme as a summer school student in Aarhus, you need to buy an access card of  €30. The card gives access to:

- All VIA's social events including Aros Art Museum, The Old Town, roundtrip in Aarhus with a guide, Danish Food Night and participation in the welcome- and farewell reception. The full social programme for 2024 will be announced in the spring , but we guarantee the above-mentioned events.

- Two food tickets (excluding drinks) to the canteen in Campus Aarhus C worth 65 kr. (approx. €9)

We very much recommend that you buy the access card to be part of the social events at VIA Summer School. The social events give you an opportunity to experience places in Aarhus you might not had considered. Even more importantly, you get to hang out with other summer school students and get the opportunity to know students who are not in the same course as you.

You will receive a payment link to the access card for the social programme. You have the right to withdraw the transaction within 14 days from the day of purchasement. You can use this template or send us an email:

If you are a student at the Deep Dive course, and you arrive earlier than your classes start, you are more than welcome to participate in the programme for the UN class.


Monday 29/7 – Welcome reception for the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Co-Creation

VIA Summer School would like to welcome you to VIA and Aarhus.
Meeting time: 3:30 PM - 5.30 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs)

Wednesday 31/07 – Walk in Aarhus

Take a walk in Aarhus with local guides to get an introduction to the city of Aarhus. 
Meeting time: 3.45 – 5.30 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs) 

Friday 02/08 – Street Food

Visit Aarhus Street Food and have a taste of the world. Here, you will be able to find food from all over the world and enjoy the food at the long tables and the cozy atmosphere.  Be aware that you pay for your own food and drinks at this event.
Meeting time: 4.30 PM
Meeting place: Aarhus Street Food, Ny Banegårdsgade 46, 8000 C

Monday 05/08 – Soccer/basket tournament

Meet up with other summer school students for a game of soccer or basket! We will meet on VIA's own rooftop with sport facilities overlooking Aarhus.
Meeting time: 3.45 - 5.00 PM
Meeting place: The roof running track A5.12, Campus C

Wednesday 07/08 - GoBoat. Sail trip in Aarhus Harbor

Be your own captain and see Aarhus from the water side. Depart Aarhus' new neighbourhood, Aarhus Ø, and enjoy an afternoon on the water.
Meeting time: 15:30-17:15
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs) 

Friday 09/08 – Saturday 10/08 – Outdoor trip (Only for the UN 17 SDG’s class)

This weekend, the UN class will take a trip to experience the Danish outdoor. Please bring warm clothes and suitable footwear for outdoor activities. VIA will lend you sleeping bags for the overnight stay. You will be informed in detail about the trip upon arrival.

Monday 12/08 – Danish Food Night – Welcome to Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

Get a taste of Danish Food. What better way to get familiar with Denmark and Danish culture but to taste the traditional food?
Meeting time: 4.30 - 6.00 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs)

Tuesday 13/08 – Walk in Aarhus for Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

Take a walk in Aarhus with local guides to get an introduction to the city of Aarhus. 
Meeting time: 3.45 - 5.30 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs) 

Wednesday 14/08 – ARoS Museum

ARoS Museum has the largest art collection in Denmark outside Copenhagen. Here you can experience installation art, various exhibitions and see Aarhus from the Rainbow Panorama. When in Aarhus, ARoS is a must see.
Meeting time: 3.45 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (by the stairs)

Friday 16/08 - Institute for (X)

Institute for (X) is a neighbourhood for creativity within culture, business and education. You will get a guided tour of Institute for (X) and Aarhus K and can relax with a drink afterwards. Be aware that you pay for your own drinks and food at this event.
Meeting time: 3:00 PM - 5.00 PM
Meeting place: Skovgaardsgade 5C, 8000 Aarhus (close to Campus C)

Sunday 18/8 – Deer Park, Marselisborg, The Infinity Bridge

This Sunday you have the opportunity to experience a beautiful part of Aarhus - Marselisborg. Here you can take a walk in the Deer Park and feed the deer, visit Marselisborg Palace and take a walk on The Infinity Bridge. On a summer’s day in August, this is a beautiful way to spend your Sunday.  If you wish, you can bring your own food and drinks.
We recommend you to ride a bike or take the bus to the destination. You can take bus 17 from Park Allé/Rådhuset to Mindeparken/Carl Nielsens vej.
Meeting time: 2.00 PM
Meeting place: Marselisborg Slotspark – Kongevejen 100, 8000 Aarhus C

Tuesday 20/8 – The Old Town/Botanical Gardens 

‘Den Gamle By’ (the Old Town) is a national open-air museum giving you a look of urban history and culture in Denmark through three centuries. Find out, how Aarhus looked back in the day. It is definitely worth a visit! Afterwards, we will enjoy the afternoon in the botanical garden and see the greenhouses that hosts four climate zones and over 2000 plant species from all over the world. VIA Summer School brings sandwiches for everyone.
Meeting time: 3.45 - 6.00 PM
Meeting place: Campus C – building B (at the stairs)

Friday 23/08 – Farewell reception

VIA wants to say thank you and hopefully we will see you again!
Meeting time: 2.00-3.30 PM
Meeting place: Campus C, Naturfagstorvet C1.32


You have free access to our fitness room at Campus C using a card from the reception which is open 7.30 AM – 4.00 PM Mon-Thurs and 7.30 AM – 3.00 PM Fri. You can access the fitness room with a card. More information will follow.

Aarhus Festival 

Aarhus Festival (Aarhus Festuge) is one of Northern Europes biggest art-and culture festivals taking place in late August. If you are thinking about staying in Denmark for a while after you end your studies at VIA, Aarhus Festival is a great excuse to do so. The city will be filled with life, music, art, culture and much more for one and half week. Read more here

… What else to do?

Aarhus has lots of opportunities when it comes to affordable or free things to do in the city. Below are a few tips for how to spend a day or evening in the city.

  • Godsbanen lies in the former railway goods yard and lies right by Campus C. Godsbanen is home to culture in all shapes and sizes and whether you are into music, art, literature or would just like to get a cup of coffee, Godsbanen will surely have something for your taste.
  • Stand-up comedy at Alberts. Each Sunday, the comedy club offers stand-up in English between 19.30-21.30
  • Salling rooftop is the perfect place to relax with your new friends. You can get a bite to eat on the roof terrace or if you dare – walk the skyline 25 meters above ground.
  • Havnebadet – the harbour bath – is one of the world’s biggest and lets you jump into the sea right by the city center.
  • Bazar Vest. After a short bus ride from the city center, you arrive in Bazar Vest which hosts more than 100 stores with specialties and delicacies from more than 20 different countries and cultures.