Emma from Australia took the Dutch Studies course 'Dutch Contemporary History':
"Dutch Contemporary History is a course that really allows you to gain an understanding of the recent past and how this has affected what we see now as Dutch society. I enrolled in the course to gain a better understanding of Dutch history, as I am a foreign student, I felt it was important to grasp an idea of the Dutch past. It is a really enjoyable and dynamic course as different elements of history; famous leaders, memorable incidents and tragic events come together in the one class.
The excursion to Westerbork was well suited to the course content as it allowed me to place a visual image to the facts that have been learnt. Westerbork provided a great chance to expand my knowledge of transit camps and the Second World War in general. It was an interesting way to see a model of the conditions prisoners experienced at the true and tragic location, within a museum setting. The simplicity of the site also allows for remembrance on a moral level.
Starting at my Professor's house to the site it was a really fun day, during which I was able to bond with my classmates, and even though we didn't bike the monumental 80km I think that too would have been an adventure."
Stina from Germany took the courses 'Lecture Series, Curious about the Dutch' and 'Dutch History':
“Its always a good choice to study in Groningen. I love the city, the people, the University and the
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