Summer programme: summer school in the Netherlands and trip to Singapore
The summer programme is the highlight of every NAHSS edition, which takes places during the Dutch summer holiday. For the NAHSS 2023, the summer programme starts with a three-day Take-Off in the Netherlands. After this, participants travel to Singapore and Malasia for three weeks between mid-July and the beginning of August. Students will experience the academic world, business life and culture themselves during the trip. In Asia, they will perform field work, visit various leading multinationals, take part in a two-day academic program at the National University of Singapore, visit the Dutch embassay, partake in cultural activities, and share knowledge and experiences among each other. The trip to Asia connects the various components of the NAHSS programme and thereby forms the perfect way to close off the edition.
Overarching theme: projects
Participants of the NAHSS work on consultancy projects for one of the partners of the NAHSS. The teams consist of students from various universities and studies to form multidisciplinary groups in which various working methods can be explored. The teams will get supported by their project coaches (NAHSS alumni) and project supervisors (partner representative). Every year, the projects are closely related to an overarching theme relevant for both the Netherlands and China. During these projects, the students are actively supported by the assigned partner. In 2023, the theme for the projects will be Reinventing Growth & Globalisation. Please click here to read more about this theme.
After arrival back in the Netherlands, the participants present their findings and recommendations to all partners at the Closing Ceremony. During this event, the participants, partners, and alumni join each other to exchange experiences, ideas and knowledge.