USA Nijmegen has ten committees; the Activities Committee, Party Committee, XVth Lustrum Committee, Cooking Committee, Travel Committee, PR Committee, Orientation Committee, Study Committee, Student-for-a-Day Committee, and the Finance Committee and two joint committees with G.A.G. – Great Anglo-Saxon Gobblers, the Introduction Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Activity Committee

This year all of USA Nijmegen’s academic activities will be in our capable hands. Every month we will organize an academic event such as a Movie Night or Pub Lecture. Additionally, we will be responsible for certain activities that are less focused on academia, but no less enjoyable, for instance, our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, the Anglo-American Summerfest and other events that you think might be interesting!
Members (left to right, top to bottom): Sander Kesselaar, Maud van den Braak, Pie Meuwissen, Esmée Ruesink(chair), and Laura Toes.


Party Committee

We are proud to present you USA Nijmegen’s Party Committee! This year we will be responsible for organizing awesome parties and unforgettable nights. Not only do we come up with themes, make playlists, and decorate our awesome pub, we are also present at every USA party. So if you ever want to party with us, just come to one of our events! Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions for an amazing theme for one of our parties.
Members (left to right): Stan Lentjes, Anne van der Pas, Tessa Eijkman(chair), Lieve Dessing, and Jeroen Cuijpers


Cooking Committee

Once upon a time, there was a member of USA Nijmegen who dreamed of something beautiful, something she just couldn’t shake… It was a dream of a room full of people, but not any room she had seen before. This one had a table, filled with the most delicious meals she had ever seen. Every person at that table was wearing the same dark blue hoodies with the same logo. Soon, it became obvious to her that these were all members of USA Nijmegen. She then realized that this was the future we needed… food and love.  This, my friends, is how USA Nijmegen’s Cooking Committee came into being. And still, even this year in every period, we organize and cook a lovely dinner for about 40 members, so hopefully, we’ll see you there next time!
Much (meat) loaf!

Members (left to right, top to bottom): Milan Lobik, Robijn van Houts, Ina Holzapfel, Roxanne Buis, Nikki van den Boogaard(chair), Denise Roodbeen, and Ilse de Wit.

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America Travel Committee

At USA Nijmegen, we all love to travel. And we are here to help you with that! This year, USA Nijmegen will bring you to some fabulous destination somewhere in America. The America Travel Committee is here to set a destination, buy the tickets, create a travel plan and think of all the awesome things we can do! As always, it is undoubtedly going to be a breathtaking, wonderful, and above all crazy time full of cultural, academic, and fun activities!
Members (left to right): Pie Meuwissen, Marissa Aarts(chair), and Lisette Brusee.


PR Committee

Unfortunately, students within the Faculty of Arts aren’t the most technical minds in the universe. Using Photoshop or other designing programs isn’t really our cup of tea. However, USA Nijmegen has some technical heroes who do know how to live in the world of technology and design, and they have gathered in our new PR Committee!
Member: Tommy Pieterse(chair).


Orientation Committee

You can’t disagree with us when we say that every person in and outside the Netherlands should know about American Studies. Unfortunately, this is not the case… until now! The Orientation Committee is going to change this. Committee members will go to High schools to give presentations about this fantastic study and make people acquainted with American Studies.
Members (left to right): Pip van der Zanden(chair), Manninne Verkade, Imke Cleutjens , Lindy Slotboom, Teun van der Avoird, and Nick de Lange.


Study Committee

Of course, university life isn’t all fun and games. We all have to study sometime (much as we’d like to deny it). This is where the Study Committee comes in. University isn’t always easy: problems, hiccups, and questions come to the best of us. Don’t hesitate ­­­— just ask. We aim to help solve your study-related issues as best we can.

For example, every year has its share of troublesome courses. You study and study but you can’t make heads or tails of it — trust me, we know. For those courses, we will arrange an extra session outside of the curriculum, taught by a student or a professor. But even if you’re all alone in the dark, we’ll figure something out for you. Just make yourself heard!
The Study Committee: We can’t study for you, but we are studying with you.
Members (left to right): Bente Schramowski, Tommy Pieterse, Cas Meijers (chair)


Student-for-a-Day Committee

As we all know, choosing the major that suits you best can be quite difficult and we are here to help the new kids out! We will make sure that soon-to-be freshmen have a good time experiencing what American Studies exactly means and hopefully, we will see many of them joining us next year. So, if you know somebody who happens to be interested in learning more about our amazing study, let us know! We will be happy to enthusiastically guide him or her around the campus for a day or two :) You can also reach us by sending an email to Hopefully, we will receive many entries!If you’re a prospective Master Student, see what we offer for you here.
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Members (left to right):  Imke Cleutjens, Luc de Klerk(chair), Youri van Boxtel, Eva van Tongeren

The Issue Committee

The members of The Issue Committee provide you with a fresh and new Issue four times a year. If you’d like to write an article, please send an e-mail to To read the online versions of previous Issues click on the Issue button above.
Members (left to right, top row first): Ibrahim Alaoui(chair), Tristan Vlerick, Milan Lobik, Nick de Lange, Bavo Oost, Maud Beljon, Loïs Machelessen(chair), Rindert Oost, Victoria Kunaseelan (not in the picture), Julia Vosmeijer (not in the picture)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee has the task to check the finances of USA Nijmegen and to advise the members’ assembly on whether the board is doing a good job or not.
Members: Marissa Aarts and Ibrahim Alaoui.

Curriculum Committee

Dearest reader, it is us, your curriculum committee! Each year, a new curriculum committee is elected in May and in short, what we do is make sure the quality of our studies only improves (and never, never gets worse of course). This means that we are the best place for your complaints, questions, problems that you deem to be unsolvable and anything else regarding our lovely studies. We are here to make sure the courses are well-selected, to feature as a bridge between students and teachers and to improve courses and teaching skills when necessary. If you are not a member of the committee but are interested, if you want to join our infamous panel talks or if you need us for anything else whatsoever, don’t hesitate to email us at!

Members: Boukje van den Eijnden(chair), Rindert Oost, Joris Schröder, and Lisette Brusee.