Adeje Summer University is more than courses and workshops

Adeje Ayuntamiento has outlined details of this month’s Adeje Summer University in Adeje Cultural Centre from 23-27 July. The presentation was given in the CajaCanarias Fundación HQ, one of the main sponsors of the annual summer school, by Adeje education and sport councillor Adolfo Alonso, and a number of course leaders and University of La Laguna vice-rector Francisco García.

This is the 26th consecutive year that the summer university has taken place, with Adeje now the university campus in South Tenerife, also running a full tourism degree course. Francisco García commented that three years ago the programme had changed to become more flexible and modular to adapt to the changing profile of summer students, many of whom are not simply looking for extra credits but are, for instance, professionals interested in on-going training and education. The latter group, he commented, are growing in number every year.

The full list of courses and workshops, all of which are in Spanish this year, are available online, and you can also register online for any of the 14 three-day courses  and 15 one-day workshops. The idea, says Alonso, is “to offer more than courses and workshops” with a range of parallel complementary activities, book presentations, a different musical event in the Calle Grande every night and a lot more to interest the public in general. During the week different radio stations will be presenting programmes live from the summer campus and the graduation ceremony for students from this year’s tourism degree course will also be held.

The courses are running in two blocks, the first from Monday 23 July to Wednesday 25th, and the second from Wednesday 25 July to Friday 27th, with all classes from 9am to 2pm. Courses include sign language, communication strategies, globalisation and online business, sports journalism, climate change, and subaquatic medicine. Workshops will run from 6pm to 8pm daily.

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