Who is VOS?
VOS is the study association for the bachelor programmes Linguistics and Sign Language Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. We are here for everyone who is studying or planning on studying at the UvA.
As a relatively small community, we are almost like a family. Everyone knows everyone, and we are a close-knit group of people. We meet every week at our traditional ‘borrel’, where we wind down, hang out, and most importantly, have fun! We often go to various exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and otherwise interesting linguistic activities. Besides this, we organise fun events throughout the year, such as movie nights, Efteling trips, and more. The zenith of each year is the study trip, which has taken us as to places such as Sweden, Italy and even Brazil!
At the beginning of the year, we organise the so-called TWeekend. This is a camping weekend at the very start of each year, where we can get to know each other by playing games, and sharing drinks and stories. Also, by becoming a member of VOS, you receive a nice discount on all your textbooks via our bookshop Athenaeum.