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Social Programme

VIA Summer School

VIA Summer School offers a social program along side courses

VIA Summer School offers a social programme, which will consist of a combination of social and cultural events. 

The programme for 2019 will be ready by mid May 2019. The programme is subject to change if unforeseen events occur. You can see the programme from 2018 here as an example of what we offer in our social programme.

Please bear in mind this is for summer schools taking place in Aarhus. The winter school courses will have another programme. Students for the winter school will receive more information about their social programme after registration and in due time before the course starts.

The activities in the social programme is included in the fee, you pay for the course. You can decide for yourself the extent to which you want to participate in these activities. Registration is necessary and a no-show fee can be charged.

Events 2018

  • Welcome Reception

    All students are invited to join us for a drink and snacks

    We would like to welcome all summer school students to Aarhus and share a couple of hours with you. We will also take this opportunity to pass on some practical information. We hope you will join us at Campus C for this event and get to know the other summer school participants as well as the summer school team.

    Dates:
    July 2
    July 30
    August 6

    Time: 
    July 2: 15.00 - 17.00
    July 30: 14.00 - 16.00
    August 6: 15.00 - 17.00

    Place:
    Campus C

    Cost:
    Free of charge

     

  • Dokk1 and scavenger hunt

    You will see Dokk1, an award winning public library and also make you way through downtown Aarhus on our scavenger hunt

    Dokk1 has won the price for the best public library in the world - we will show you the library and afterward we have arranged a photo-scavenger hunt in downtown Aarhus. You will be in teams and the best team wins a price. The winner will be announced at the Pub Quiz.

    Dates:
    4 July
    7 August

    Time:
    15.30-18-00

    Place:
    Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, 8000 Aarhus

    Cost:
    Free of charge

  • Friday Bar

    Join us for a drink and hotdog barbecue to end the week

    We will finish the week as Danish students typically do - in the bar. We will meet up at The Lazy Wombat right next to campus and enjoy a couple of cozy hours together. The cafe will fire up the barbecue and serve a hotdog barbecue with all homemade ingredients.

    Dates:
    6 July
    10 August

    Time:
    15.00-18.00

    Place:
    The Lazy Wombat, Ceresbyen 20, 8000 Aarhus C

    Cost:
    Free of charge. Drinks and barbecue at own expense (large beer 40 DKK and hotdog 40 DKK)

  • Guided walking tour in Aarhus

    Get the must-know information about Aarhus on this 2 hour guided walking tour 

    2-hour guided walking tour in downtown Aarhus. On this tour you will learn all you need to know about Aarhus in 2 hours.  You will discover the authentic Aarhus with a local guide.

    Dates:
    7 July
    11 August

    Time:
    14.00 - 16.00

    Place:
    We meet in front of Aarhus Theater, Teatergade, 8000 Aarhus C

    Cost:
    Free of charge

  • Board Game Night

    Join us for a fun night at the Board Game Cafe

    The board game café is a place to meet up with friends and do something as social and cozy as playing board games. In a time where almost all communication takes place through a screen, it's nice to have a place to come and disconnect. At the same time board games are a really neat way to spend some time with other people. Whether it's a joint victory or you outsmart the others to win all the glory for yourself is up to you. 

    Dates:
    9 July
    15 August

    Time:
    16.00 - 19.00

    Place:
    9 July: Vestergade 58A, 8000 Aarhus C
    15 August: Fredensgade 38, 8000 Aarhus C

    Cost:
    50 DKK including a drink of your own choice

  • Pub Quiz

    Test your knowledge with and against your fellow summer school students

    We will go to a traditional bodega style pub where we will join an international pub quiz played in teams - in everything from general knowledge to sport. There will be prizes. 

    On this night we will also announce the winner of the scavenger hunt.

    Dates:
    11 July
    8 August

    Time:
    We will meet at 19.00

    Place:
    Pedersens, Jægergårdsgade 83, 8000 Aarhus C

    Cost:
    Free of charge. Drinks at own expense.

  • Visit to the Old Town

    Experience life in Denmark since year 1550.

    The Old Town is an open-air town museum. In 1914 the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture, and to this day it remains one of just a few top rated Danish museums outside Copenhagen, serving more than 400,000 visitors pr. year. Today the museum consists of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. This place is a living picture of life in Denmark in the last 300 years. 

    Dates:
    15 July
    19 August

    Time:
    10.00 - 14.00

    Place:
    We will meet in front of campus and walk to The Old Town

    Cost:
    Free of charge.

  • Aarhus Street Food

    Aarhus Street food offers delicious food at student-friendly prices

    Aarhus Street Food is a mekka for foodies. Here you taste food from all over the world - Indian, Italian, American, Danish and many more: Prices are student friendly.

    Dates:
    17 July
    3 August
    13 August

    Time:
    We meet at Aarhus Central Station 17.15

    Place:
    Meeting place: Aarhus Central Station - from here we will walk the short distance to Aarhus Street Food.

    Cost:
    Free of charge. Food and drinks at own expense.

     

  • Visit to Aros Art Museum

    Join us for a visit at one of Northern Europe's biggest art museums
    With a total of 20,700 square metres distributed on ten storeys, ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. Each year, ARoS has about one million visitors, making it the most frequented art museum in Scandinavia. 

    On Wednesdays the museum is open in the evenings, and you will have the chance to browse through the different exhibitions on your own, and enjoy the museum when it is a little more quiet than usual. You can also experience Aarhus through the colours of the rainbow in Olafur Eliasson’s famous Your Rainbow Panorama on top of the museum.

    Dates:
    18 July
    1 August

    Time:
    We meet at the lobby of the museum at 16.00.

    Place:
    Aros Art Museum, Aros Allé, 8000 Aarhus C

    Cost:
    Free of charge.

     

  • Farewell Event

    We would like to say thank you and farewell

    We would like to take the opportunity to say a proper farewell. We would like to invite you for an event at Campus C. Here you can celebrate the succesful completion of your course and get a chance to say farewell to all your new friends from VIA Summer School.

    Dates:
    20 July - Farewell breakfast
    16 August - Drinks and snacks
    24 August - Drinks and snacks

    Time:
    20 July: 8.30 - 9.00
    16 August: 14.00 - 16.00
    24 August: 13.00 - 15.00 - this event will take place in Dome of Visions at Aarhus Ø

    Place:
    Campus C (20 July and 16 August)
    Dome of Visions (24 August)

    Cost:
    Free of charge