I need to start by saying this is not a summer school only for young people who want to get credits for their colleges and have fun in an interchange experience.
Of course I had the chance to share with many beautiful and incredibly intelligent and challenging young people, eager for knowledge and fun, but this summer school offers wide open areas to study as well as many activities for all of us. Very inclusive I would say.
What surprised me the most was the quality of the teachers. All of them with huge trajectory, all of them experienced researchers and teachers, actually working in their fields, but even more beautiful, all of them so loving and caring. I found a very professional university but a very human one as well.
The summer school staff can’t be more lovely, dedicated, helpful and funny. I loved all of them!
For me it was a very open minded experience as a MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher interested in Mental Health and the Mind (that was my module) because I could get to know the science of mental health but also the complex context of being a human suffering from a mental disorder or taking care of someone in need.
In addition I had lots of fun, I learnt a lot not only from my teachers but also from my classmates who had a very high level. I was delighted studying with all of them.
Pd: make sure you don’t miss the “quiz night”. Absolutely fantastic.