In the summer of 2019  a team of teachers and management from several  universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands and Surinam, advocating the Associate degree education, joined 10 American colleagues in an International Summer Leadership Academy course on the topic of the community college system in the United States. This article is intended to share some of our knowledge and experiences gained and to serve as an inspiration for further development of the Associate degrees in the Netherlands and Surinam.

Studying the Community College concept