The American Studies program has had its own study association since 1989, but recently relaunched it under a new name: USA Nijmegen. With a board that changes annually and a permanent group of active members, this association is committed to facilitating contact among American Studies students. It does so by organizing parties, often in collaboration with other study associations at the Faculty of Arts, as well as excursions to places like the American embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thereby striking a balance between formal and informal activities.
USA Nijmegen also has its own magazine, The Issue, which is published four times a year and contains articles written by and for students of American Studies. Students are encouraged to contact the editors of The Issue and submit their own contributions to email@example.com.
Together with the English Language and Culture study association (G.A.G.), USA Nijmegen organizes an orientation week for new students of American Studies, as well as an introduction day where students can meet their lecturers and their fellow classmates. Announcements and updates can be found on the USA Nijmegen website (www.usanijmegen.nl) and questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about USA Nijmegen, visit http://www.ru.nl/englishdept/people/study-association/studievereninging/.