We are happy to announce that we’ll be organising our next workshop in September 2023! After two successful editions, the next workshop will take place from 25-26 September in the historical centre of Utrecht.
Our workshops are intended to expand your knowledge and skills regarding the set up and expansion of a summer school, and to connect you with other professionals in the summer school field. The workshop consists of several sessions on a wide range of topics, varying from market segmentation, analytics and conversion optimisation, digital marketing and planning. Besides this, we organise networking drinks which enables you to get to know some of your fellow summer school leaders. More detailed information about the workshop will be announced soon, but if you want us to keep you informed, Please fill out the following form. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us an email.
We hope to welcome you to Utrecht in the new academic year!
Team Summer Schools in Europe
The workshops will be provided by the following four experts:
Jeroen Torenbeek founded the Utrecht Summer School in 1986. In the context of the international aspirations of Utrecht University, he managed to expand the Utrecht Summer School from 400 to 4.000 participants from all over the world in a period of 15 years. The current Utrecht Summer School still organises about 200 courses on bachelor, master, PhD and professional level, also in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and the School of the Arts. Torenbeek's efforts made the Utrecht Summer School the biggest in the EU, if not worldwide. He has received numerous awards for his achievements in the field of internationalisation of higher education, including the Bo Gregersen Award, Utrecht Network Award and a royal distinction of the House of Orange-Nassau.
Wendy Schellens has 25 years' experience, working in various (international) Marketing & Communications management positions in different sectors and companies like BT, Cushman & Wakefield, Cargill, Signify/Philips Lighting and Trust International. As owner of WensCom, she’s active in the field of marketing, communications & PR as an independentconsultant. She worked on the online marketing & communications strategy for Utrecht Summer School 2019/2020 and has conducted marketing training for international participants on how to successfully organize a summer school.
Maggy Ovaa works partly as a strategic advisor to the Executive Board of the University Medical Center Utrecht/Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University and partly as an independent consultant developing and implementing strategies for internationalization of research and education. Before she has worked as head of the international office of Inholland University of Applied Sciences. She has been active in the development and implementation of several summer courses in collaboration with the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht Summer School. Maggy holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs and in Latin-America Studies from Utrecht University.
Marc Gebuis is co-owner of Summer Schools in Europe.eu and is active in the field of internationalisation for 15 years, with a focus on short-term (summer) programmes. Among his accomplishments is seeing an increase in Utrecht Summer School participants from 300 to 3000 during the time he worked there. Marc Gebuis is chairman of Babel, an (academic) language centre based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is a language partner of Utrecht University. He has a background in online marketing and communication science, holding a Master’s degree in the latter from VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). He is an active member of the European Association for International Education where he was the chair of the Expert Community Language and Culture.