WELCOME TO SUMMER SCHOOL “REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & RIGHTS” 2019

The Summer School ‘Reproductive Health & Rights’ has come to its 3rd edition. Our goal is to introduce students who study health sciences, humanities, medical and social sciences to the reciprocal concepts of Reproductive Health & Rights in an international context. To reach this goal, we aim to attract students from different backgrounds and nationalities as much as possible. Thus, we aim to stimulate a culturally diverse, interesting debate and broaden the view on the different subjects. The Summer School ‘Reproductive Health & Rights’ is open for students of the faculty of medicine and health sciences, Psychology, Social and political sciences, Law, Linguistics and Philosophy.


  • “I am currently studying the degree of medicine, however, I feel that in an ever more globalized society, little attention is payed to the fact that our patients come from many different places, and this will alter the likelihood of suffering from different diseases. Practicing medicine in a multicultural environment is our new challenge, yet it is also a situation which offers great opportunities. This is the reason that took me to Ghent, where I received training from international experts.
    The University of Ghent offers a very interesting course on ‘Health & Migration’ which no other university can rival. Additionally, it counts with an incredible social program which makes learning even more enjoyable.
    I found the content of the program very enriching and learnt a lot. Plus, I had great fun and made lots of friends!”Paula, Spain
  • “To me, Summer School in Ghent was a fully enriching experience: the classes were challenging and nuanced, the other students were lovely, the organizers were genuine and extremely competent, and the social program was interesting and fun – all in a dazzling setting! “Julia, Canada
  • “How Summer School impacted my life. Before the Summer School, I envisaged to be part of an intercultural learning society. Later I realized that joining the Summer School was the best decision I ever made. I really want to thank the UGent representatives for giving us friendship, knowledge, love, reason and above all a sense of belonging to a community. The immense wisdom of some of the professors changed my life. Prior to the Summer School, I did not know what to do with my life and how to help people in the best way possible. I was not motivated to continue my studies, but after this experience I knew I want to be a teacher in the medical school. As it helped me a lot and it is helping others, I think it is a good system. I secretly miss it every now and then and would love to come back. Thank you. “