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Virtual journey and summer school in Italy: NICE

Last modified on 26-01-2023
NICE brings together students from across Europe to develop intercultural and entrepreneurial skills, with an opportunity to participate in a summer school in Padova.
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In brief

The Summer School of The Network for Intercultural Competence to facilitate Entrepreneurship (NICE) is a unique experience in which you spend 12 weeks from March through June working virtually with students from all over Europe to solve a global challenge, while in parallel taking the course Building Bridges for Local-Global Challenges (6 ECTS) at Science Park. The programme culminates in an optional summer school in Padova from 2-9 July 2023.

The workload is eight hours per week for the online modules and team work, and another three to five hours per week for the course Building Bridges for Local-Global Challenges.

Get informed


Do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development GoalsExternal link (‘SDG's’) spark your interest? Then NICE is for you. The NICE virtual learning modules teach you to successfully work together in a transnational team while tasked with finding sustainable solutions to important issues such as climate action, health and well-being, or clean and efficient energy.

Furthermore, NICE will prepare you for a changing job market in an international setting. Both the virtual and physical programmes train you in problem-solving, working together across borders, international entrepreneurship, and social innovation.

Practical matters


  • You are enrolled at the University of Amsterdam throughout the programme.
  • You have obtained at least 60 ECTS in your current or previous academic programme.
  • This programme is especially suitable for students who are otherwise challenged in their ability to travel or study abroad, such as students with specialized learning needs, disabilities, care responsibilities, financial need, and more.


There is no cost for the virtual programme or on-campus meetings. The summer school costs are covered by the UvA, and there is a possibility of an Erasmus+ grant to cover part of the travel and accommodation costs.

How to apply


Email global@uva.nlExternal link if you have any questions.