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Welcome Day Welcome Picnic Language Cafe Sports Center When & Where Palm Parkies City Trip Amsterdam Movie Night City Trip The Hague & Beach Pub Quiz & Party Rowing Clinic Farewell BBQ

Preface

By Phuong Kim Ha Student Assistent Summer School 2011

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Welcome to Tilburg University! We have prepared a very diverse and fun-packed social program for you in order to make TUSS 2011 an unforgettable experience. In this booklet, you find all the ins and outs about the activities and where and when to meet, as well as other information about bike rental, arrival, the Welcome Day and more.

Enjoy your summer at Tilburg University Summer School!

Phuong Kim Ha

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Arrival Day Getting settled in Tilburg To start your summer school experience off right, we want to make your arrival as easy as possible. During the registration process you informed us about around what time you will arrive. Our mentors will be at the station to pick you up, take you to get your room key, and show you to your room. Any problems? Give us a call. The number will be sent to you.

When & Where? • Thursday July 14 • 10:00 - 16:00 • Train station Tilburg Universiteit

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Welcome Day A warm welcome The Welcome Day is the official Summer School kick-off. Apart from receiving a warm welcome, you are taken on a tour of the school and receive your welcome package. During an IT introduction you receive information about the computer and internet facilities on campus. Those who have ordered a bike pick it up today as well. We end with informal drinks at the Sports Center.

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Welcome Day schedule Time

Activity

Place

10:30

Registration (important!)

Academia

11:30

Official opening

Academia

12:15

Lunch

Academia

13:15

Campus tour and IT introduction

Academia

15:00

Sports Center introduction

Sports Center

16:00

Welcome drinks

Sports Center

Bicycle information Activity

Date

Time

Place

Important

Pick up your bike

July 15

08:30 - 10:00

Academia

Bring identification

Return your bike

August 12

15:00 - 16:30

Academia

Bring your contract

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Welcome Picnic A relaxed and delicious start An outdoor picnic is the perfect way to spend your first Sunday in the Netherlands. Meet your fellow social program participants and enjoy a great meal in the garden of an old wood mill (Duvelshok) in the city center. Your social program mentors will also be there to meet you and answer any questions you might have.

When & Where? • Sunday July 17 • 13:00 - 14:30 • Academia building: we leave from there by bike • In case of bad weather, there is a plan B indoors Social Program Tilburg University Summer School

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Language Cafe Willkommen, bienvenida, welcome! The Language Cafe concept is simple: get people together in an informal setting and speak a different language. Whether you want to practice what you’ve learnt during the Dutch lessons or simply speak your native German for a while, everyone is welcome to join us for a drink and a chat. Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, or any other language you happen to speak!

Date

Time

Place

July 12

12:30 - 14:00

Academia

July 29

16:30 - 18:00

Cafe Esplanade

August 4

12:30 - 14:00

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Sports Center Get competitive at the Sports Center With your sports card, you have free access to all facilities at the Sports Center. For all summer courses starting on 18 July, there is a compulsory fitness instruction on 19 July. This is when you receive your sports card. Without the instruction, you will not be allowed to use the fitness equipment. We gather every Tuesday at 19:15 at the Sports Cafe.

Students starting their course on 4 July can pick up their sports card at the front desk of the Sports Center. Please bring identification.

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Date

Time

Activity

Please note

July 19

19:15 - 20:30

Fitness instruction

This is compulsory! After this instruction, you receive your sports card. Please bring appropriate clothing and a towel.

July 26

19:15 - 20:30

Lacrosse clinic

August 2

19:15 - 20:30

Badminton

August 9

19:15 - 20:30

Beach volleyball

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Wear sportswear, including indoor shoes that have not been worn outside.

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When & Where Social program at a glance Monday July 11

Tuesday

Wednesday

July 12

July 13

Language Cafe July 18

Movie Night August 1

Movie Night August 8

Movie Night

July 14

Arrival Day

July 19

July 20

Fitness Instruction July 25

Thursday

July 21

Friday

Saturday

July 15

July 27

August 2

August 3

Palm Parkies

Badminton August 9

August 10

July 23

July 24

City Trip Amsterdam July 28

July 29

Language Cafe

Palm Parkies

Lacrosse

July 17

Welcome Picnic

July 22

Palm Parkies

July 26

July 16

Welcome Day

Sunday

August 4

Language Cafe August 11

Beach Volleyball

July 30

July 31

City Trip The Hague

August 5

Pub Quiz & Party August 12

August 6

August 7

Rowing Clinic August 13

August 14

Farewell BBQ

Legend Basic

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Sports

Open to all


University Map

Important locations A - Academia

D - Dante

E - Esplanade 11

O - Sports Center

S - Station

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Palm Parkies Music on campus In the summer months, music fills the air of the Tilburg University campus. The open-air concerts are held every Wednesday evening to throngs of spectators. The Summer School joins the concert on three of those evenings for a nice, relaxing time together. Want to know more? www.parkies.net/tilburg (in Dutch).

Date

Time

Place

Performer

July 20

20:00

Academia

Dr. Fred & The Medicine Men

July 27

20:00

Academia

Eva De Roovere

August 3

20:00

Academia

Mathieu & Guillaume

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City Trip Amsterdam Renowned capital of The Netherlands No trip to The Netherlands is complete without a visit to the capital city of Amsterdam. Our mentors will take you to see some of the famous sights including a tour of the canals and a visit to an actual ‘houseboat’. But there’s more! Just let yourself be surprised and join the ride. Dinner is included, but lunch is not. You can bring your own lunch or buy it in Amsterdam.

When & Where? • Saturday July 23 • 08:15 - about 19:00 • Academia building • Wear comfortable shoes 13

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Movie Night Lights. Camera. Action! Sit back, relax, and start the week off with a nice movie. On Mondays, lecture room DZ3 turns into a big-screen movie theater and we’ll show a variety of classics or more contemporary films. For now, we’ll keep the titles a secret, but we guarantee an evening of scintillating cinema.

When & Where? • Monday July 25, August 1, August 8 • 19:30 - about 21:30 • Dante building

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City Trip The Hague & Beach A day of politics and beach fun The Hague: an important city to the Dutch since that is where the government resides. But The Hague is also home to institutions such as the International Criminal Court, foreign embassies, and a royal palace. In the morning, we’ll take you on a tour of the most interesting sights. In the afternoon, we are off to Scheveningen, one of the most famous Dutch beaches and a lively pier.

When & Where? • Saturday July 30 • 08:15 - about 18:30 • Academia building • Wear comfortable shoes and bring swimming gear and a towel 15

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Pub Quiz & Party Use your brains, then go crazy! If you know you’re always right, but noone ever listens to you, then this is your chance. The Pub Quiz is the ultimate way to prove once and for all that your team is the smartest. After competing, we forget all rivalry and party together. Forget about statistics, grammar, or the economy, even if it’s just for one night.

When & Where? • Friday August 5 • 20:00 - late • Location to be announced

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Rowing Clinic You against the water Sleep in after yesterday’s party, but get up early enough to get energized again at the rowing clinic. Rowing club Vidar competes at the highest level, so you will be learning from the best. They teach you all the rowing basics before taking you out onto the water. Afterwards, there is time to relax and share your experiences over a drink.

When & Where? • Saturday August 6 • 13:00 - 17:00 • Academia building: we leave from there by bike • Bring sportswear and a towel 17

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Farewell BBQ Final festivities and farewells All good things must come to an end, but let’s make the ending count! This is the time to recover from your exams and share memories with your fellow Summer School participants. While enjoying a nice grilled burger (or vegetarian equivalent), we’ll say goodbye to the teachers, mentors, and classmates. We hope you will have had some serious fun!

When & Where? • Friday August 12 • 17:00 - 21:30 • Sports Center

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