Campus Programs

Campus Programs

From September 2024, Nova Academia will start with one-year education programs that involve a combined 6-month “Unleash Your Curiosity” curriculum and then branch out into two disciplinary specialties: Economics and Health. Alongside this academic curriculum, all students will be involved in the “Healthy Campus Community” program that helps them be active, eat healthily, socialise, and create and enjoy the beauty around them.

We cater for three separate student groups: the avant-garde program is for idealistic young adults, the finishing school program is for post-grads looking for job-relevant skills, and the gap year program is for those recently out of high school who want an intellectually and socially stimulating experience that prepares them for further studies. Whilst the main education activities and on-campus activities are the same for all three groups, additional activities are provided specifically for each.

More information about campus programs will be available early March 2024.

Basic information about the program

The total length of the program is 11 months, from September 2024 to August 2025, with holidays in between. The program will start with a 6-month general program shared with all other disciplines at Nova Academia. In the last 3 months of the general program-specific programs will start, with students having to choose after the general program which one they will then take up full-time the last 5 months. One specific program will be political economics. The second will be health.

The basic learning day will have 3 hours of conceptual thinking and new skill development in the morning, followed by personal and social development early afternoon, with a reflective learning activity later in the afternoon that involves an application or repetition of the material in the morning. Personal, aesthetic, communal, and academic development is interwoven as much as possible. In total one would think of 8 hours of learning and research activities per day, of which no more than 4 hours involving an academic or teacher, with other hours determined by individuals or groups of students.

A typical week would have 5 learning days with weekends free, though there would often be visiting academics and workshops that can be done on the weekends. One would not be able to do the program off campus as learning activities are not recorded or online. Being offline promotes ease of speaking, community formation, and reducing time on social media.

More information about campus programs will be available early March 2024.