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Social Programme 2019

VIA Summer School

VIA Summer School offers a social programme 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 is now complete. We will ask you to sign up on arrival.

Please bear in mind this is for summer schools taking place in Aarhus. The winter school courses and courses in other locations 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 are included in the fee, you pay for the course. At some events food and drinks will be at students own expense. It will be described under each activity.

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. Some events will have a limited number of participants - places will be distributed on first come - first served. 

Changes may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.

Events in week 31 : 20 July - 4 August

  • Welcome Reception

    All students starting courses on July 29 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:
    29 July

    Time: 
    15.00 - 17.00

    Place:
    Campus C 

     

  • 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:
    31 July

    Time:
    16.00 - 18.00

    Place:
    We will meet at the main entrance at Aarhus Town Hall, Rådhuspladsen 2, 8000 Aarhus C

    Maximum number of participants:
    22 people

  • Tall Ships Race

    Experience some of the world's largest and most beautiful sailing ships

    Experience some of the world's largest and most beautiful sailing ships back in Aarhus. Come aboard the old sailing ships, try your hand at the sailors' life or enjoy the atmosphere and music on land.We will meet in the morning and walk to the harbor together. Here we will see the ships and the other events that are going on. You can find more information on the event and the programme here.

    Date:
    1 August

    Time:
    16.00

    Place: 
    Aarhus Harbor. We meet at Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, 8000 Aarhus and walk to the harbor together. If anyone would like to walk together from Campus, we will go together around 15.30.

  • Botanical Garden

    Join us in Aarhus Botanical Garden for a relaxing Saturday

    We will meet at the green houses in the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus. We will visit the Green Hourses and take a walk in the Botanical Gardens.

    The Greenhouses let you explore four different climate zones – each zone featuring beautiful flowers, fascinating plants and stories of nature’s wealth and influence on our daily lives.

    The Botanical Garden is a beautiful place for a run or a stroll, and the park offers lots of experiences for everyone.The garden is situated in a hilly area. Here are extensive lawns with grand, impressive trees, and small, intimate rooms in the midst of the greenery. A stream runs through the entire garden, forms three lakes.

    We encourage you to bring your own lunch, which we will enjoy in the garden after our visit to the Green Houses.

    Date:
    3 August

    Time:
    10.00

    Place:
    Botanical Garden and Greenhouses
    Peter Holms Vej
    8000 Aarhus C

Events in week 32: 5 August - 11 August

  • Welcome reception and tour of the campus

    All students starting courses on 5 August 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. Everyone will be invited to join a campus tour during the event. 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:
    5 August

    Time: 
    15.00 - 17.00

    Place:
    Campus C 

  • 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 August

    Time:
    16.00 - 18.00

    Place:
    We will meet at the main entrance at Aarhus Town Hall, Rådhuspladsen 2, 8000 Aarhus C

    Maximum number of participants:
    48 people

  • Visit and guided tour of the Coal Bridge area

    The Coal Bridge is the central hub of the South Harbor’s development

    The Old Coal Bridge – the circa 160 meters of bridge structure – and the adjacent area is what we today call the Coal Bridge.

    For a long time, the South Harbor district has been a prominent cultural environment; home to a mix of artists and creative businesses, established and upcoming companies as well as shelters for vulnerable persons and the homeless.

    Furthermore, many conservation-worthy buildings and cultural remnants still stand tall in the district. They give the district its particular character and have led to projects which can give the cultural remnants a new importance and create vibrant life in the area.

    On this tour you will get the chance to look 'behind the scenes' of one of the most creative and innovative hotspots in Aarhus.

    Date:
    8 August

    Time:
    16.00

    Place:
    We will walk from Campus Aarhus C at 15.30. If you wish to meet us there at 16.00, the address is: Kalkværksvej 5G, 8000 Aarhus C

  • Friday Bar

    Join us for a drink to end the week

    We will finish the week as Danish students typically do - in the Friday bar. We have arranged for the campus Friday bar to be open for you. We will enjoy a couple of cozy hours together with beers and games.

    Dates:
    9 August

    Time:
    15.00-18.00

    Place:
    Campus C - Ceres cafeen (the Friday bar of the students at Campus C)

    Cost:
    Drinks will be at students 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:
    10 August

    Time:
    We meet at the lobby of the museum at 11.00.

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

    Maximum number of participants:
    60 people

     

     

Events in week 33: 12 August - 18 August 

  • Danish food night

    We will meet at Campus C and enjoy typical Danish food and a cozy evening together

    We will meet at Campus C and enjoy an evening where we will eat typical Danish food from a buffet. The menu will be a surprise, but we promise you, it will be delicious. 

    Remember to let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

    Date:
    12 August

    Time:
    18.00-20.00

    Place:
    Campus C canteen

  • 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. 

    Dates:
    14 August

    Time:
    We will meet at 19.00

    Place:
    Cockney pub 
    Maren smeds Gyde 8
    8000 Aarhus c

    Cost:
    Drinks at own expense.

    Maximum number of participants:
    50 people

  • Farewell Event

    We would like to say thank you and farewell to the students who end their course on 16 August

    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 successful completion of your course and get a chance to say farewell to all your new friends from VIA Summer School.

    Dates:
    16 August

    Time:
    14.00 - 16.00

    Place:
    Campus C canteen

  • 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:
    18 August

    Time:
    10.00 - 14.00

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

Events in week 34: 19 August - 23 August

  • The Animal Park and The Royal Castle

    We will visit the park and feed the deer. Afterwards we will walk to the Royal Castle in Aarhus

    South of the Aarhus city, in the Thors woods which are part of the larger Marselisborg-Moesgaard forest, lies the Deer Park. The area houses a wonderful population of sika and fallow deer which you can get really close-up to. The wild boars live in their own enclosure. We will enjoy a sandwich in the park. Afterwards we will walk to Mindeparken, where the Royal Castle is located. The walk is app. 1,5-2 km.

    Date:
    20 August

    Time:
    16.00 - 18.00

    Place:
    We will meet at the at the entrance on Ørneredevej 6, 8270 Højbjerg. You can take a bus to the busstop Mindeparken/Oddervej and walk from here. It is a 1,1 km walk.

     

  • Farewell Event

    We would like to say thank you and farewell to the students who end their course on 23 August

    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 successful completion of your course and get a chance to say farewell to all your new friends from VIA Summer School.

    Dates:
    23 August

    Time:
    15.00 - 17.00

    Place:
    To be decided