If you enjoy going the extra mile, the (extracurricular) Honours College programme might be something for you. This programme is created for students with good academic results who want to deepen and/or broaden their knowledge.
In less than two years’ time, Florian Volz and Timo Schmidt, both German students studying International Studies in The Hague, went from knowing each other only vaguely to sharing a small tent and a bank account. Sounds like any other ordinary relationship, right? Well, not exactly. These two Honours students spent two and a half months biking the Balkan route, which takes many Middle Eastern refugees from the Greek island Lesbos, the stepping stone to Europe, to the Calais jungle, the last stop before boarding a ferry to the UK. Last week they screened the first episode in the series, chronicling their experiences travelling to refugee camps.
Politicians in Barcelona are preparing for a new political battle. Nationalists fighting for Catalan independence have announced that they will organize a referendum this autumn, just as they did in 2014. Other parties claim that it will lead to new court cases because the referendum is unconstitutional.
In the second semester of this academic year the Honours Academy offers a large number of Honours Classes (5 EC) aimed at honours students and ambitious bachelor students. We have some final spots left. The classes are starting on different dates from February 2017 onward, thus apply as soon as possible!