SPICE

SPICE is an English-taught semester programme focusing on cultural understanding and personal growth. It is an intensive study programme during which students are fully immersed in the Dutch culture. They live in a beautiful, medium-sized Dutch city, experience the Dutch educational system, and travel a lot, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Europe.

  • Planning: spring 2021
  • Testing: knowledge tests, portfolio, and presentations.
  • Three mandatory courses: Dutch Culture and Society (4 ECTS), Art and Architecture (4 ECTS), and Cross-Cultural Understanding (4 ECTS)
  • Two electives out of: Dutch language, History of the Low Countries, Contemporary Theology, and International Marketing (4 ECTS each)
  • Total 20 ECTS

Brief description

The main focus of the programme is cross-cultural understanding. Students experience the Dutch culture in many ways. An important feature of the programme is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, students experience their living environment, make study trips and do practical assignments as a rich learning environment.

All these experiences are brought together in ICE-team (short for Intercultural Explorations), as the learning environment for Cross-Cultural Understanding. Professional tutors coach students to reflect on their cross-cultural learning process. For the ICE-team class, they have to carry out research on a personal topic of investigation.

Specialisations

SPICE+ Social Work

Do you want to make the most out of your SPICE but also gain valuable new insights into your future working field? Then this programme might just be the perfect fit. The SPICE+ Social Work programme combines courses from the SPICE programme with a course from the Social Work programme at Viaa: Social Work in Europe. A perfect opportunity to experience various cultural views on Social Work in culturally diverse Europe.

  • Planning: spring 2021
  • Testing: knowledge tests, portfolio, and presentations.
  • Four mandatory courses: Dutch Culture and Society (4 ECTS), Art and Architecture (4 ECTS), and Cross-Cultural Understanding (4 ECTS), Social Work in Europe (4 ECTS)
  • One elective out of: Dutch language, History of the Low Countries, Contemporary Theology, and International Marketing (4 ECTS each)
  • Total 20 ECTS

 

SPICE+ Nursing

Are you studying Nursing at your home-university? In the SPICE-Nursing programme you can select two courses suitable with your major:  Nursing Research: this course is taught in English, in small groups together with Dutch students at Viaa. A perfect way to expand your knowledge across borders. If you prefer a more practical approach to gaining knowledge you can choose for Nursing Practical: a programme of visits and short internships to different kinds of health care facilities, like Geriatric Care and Home-Based Care.

  • Planning: spring ¬†2021
  • Testing: knowledge tests, portfolio, and presentations.
  • Three mandatory courses: Dutch Culture and Society (4 ECTS), Art and Architecture (4 ECTS), and Cross-Cultural Understanding (4 ECTS),
  • Nursing Practical¬† with excursions to several health care facilities and some practical experiences (4 ECTS) or Nursing Research (4 ECTS)
  • One elective out of: Dutch language, History of the Low Countries, Contemporary Theology, and International Marketing (4 ECTS each)
  • Total 20 ECTS

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