The Hague, Netherlands

The Local Impact of Global Migration

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1750

In this module we will examine the consequences of migration in an urban context. We will look at images, pictures, cartoons, architecture and all other traces of migration in the city. We will compare and contrast these to other locations and to the literature and theories.

We will start by looking at the effects of migration in the Netherlands and in The Hague, a city with a diverse and mobile population. We will also study the ways in which national and local governments, as well as institutions, can facilitate (or hinder) new migrants.

The focus on different groups of migrants will be from historical, legal and social perspectives. We will analyse current events and current migration flows. We will look at the ways groups have been incorporated or integrated into society and we will examine their influences on the city life.

We will use images and visual sociology to look at the urban effects of migration. Students are required to use visual images to compare and contrast migration stories in different locations.

This module is organised in collaboration with the local foundation that works with refugees, the Humanity House. Different excursions in and around The Hague will illustrate the theories and concepts explained in the lecture. Guest speakers, with various backgrounds, will give insight in practical aspects and consequences of migration.

You do not need to be a (photo) artist to be successful in this module, but you do need a curious mind and an open vision!

Course leader

Karijn Nijhoff, Audrey Mussoni

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has obtained the high school diploma (or its equivalent) and has at least completed the first year of their bachelor degree. All applicants should have a good command of English (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if the level of applicant's English is satisfactory.

Course aim

Recognise trends and consequences of past and current migration to the Netherlands.

Evaluate global, national and local structures related to international migration on the EU and Dutch level.

Ability to reflect on one’s own values and to question concepts, ideas and theories.

Develop and build upon relations with students from various educational backgrounds and nationalities.

Applying theory and learned cases by delivering an assignment related to international migration.

Awareness of and ability to use different disciplinary methodologies in an integrated way.

Credits info

3 EC
The Hague Summer School is assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The two week program is worth 4 ECTS and the four week program is worth 8 ECTS.
Detailed programme descriptions and outlines, in order to facilitate the credit transfer, will be provided to the students.

Fee info

EUR 1750: Regular fee.
EUR 1650: If you sign up for the Hague Summer School 2019 before April 22, you are eligible for an early bird fee of EUR 1,650 for 1 period (2 weeks) or EUR 3,200 for 2 periods (4 weeks). You might be eligible for further discounts, please contact for more information.