Those studying with ISA in Amsterdam have the opportunity to take unique and specialized courses at the host university, Vrije Universiteit (VU). At VU there are hundreds of courses offered entirely in English, all facilitated alongside local students. The courses are academically rigorous and taken in intensive blocks, requiring organization and a deliberate academic approach. While the courses are a highlight of this program, differing classroom structures and academic styles require some flexibility for those accustomed to studying in the US. Below are some tips to prepare you for academic success at VU!
Be mindful of timetables
Most courses at VU will take place twice a week for about an hour and forty-five minutes per meeting. At VU, it is common for the two separate class sessions to happen at a completely different times and even in different classrooms between the two days. In addition to class sessions, you…
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