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Coming up: Week of the International Student 2019

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November is approaching, and so is the Week of the International Student 2019 (WotIS)! During this week higher education institutions and vocational education and training institutions in the Netherlands put students with international experience in the spotlight. This also includes Dutch students who study abroad. 

Every year, the Week of the International Student is celebrated around the Day of the International Student, November 17th. This year, the week will take place from 16-22 November 2019

An international experience adds to the personal as well as the professional growth of Dutch and international students. Therefore, this year's theme is: what are the benefits of an international experience? Students who spend time abroad or have spent time abroad, share a similar experience that makes them stand out. This is exactly what unites them and we want to make the most of that connection! This week is also the perfect moment to enthuse other students to take that leap as well!

Join us!

You can join us during the Week of the International Student and help us to make this week successful! If you're organising an event, please make sure you're letting us know by registering your event here. We would appreciate it if your event focuses on the benefits of an international experience - this year's theme. 

You can also help us  spread the word! Share the week on your social media, using the following hashtags: #StudyInHolland, #InternationalWeek and #InternationalStudent. Please make sure to incorporate the WotIS-logo, which can be downloaded here

Tell your colleagues and network about the Week of the International Student and make sure to promote the week within your institution! Different kinds of promotional materials, like posters, powerpoint slides and postcards, are available on the website. Download the materials and distribute them! (Do you want a full quality version of the A2 poster (2 versions) or postcard for printing? Send your request to 

What has Nuffic planned for you?

For this year's week, Study in Holland, WilWeg, Erasmus+, Holland Alumni Network and Global Development will create Studio WotIS for your Dutch as well as your international students. During the Week of the International Student they will organise 3 Facebook live sessions on topics related to this year’s theme. All the Facebook live sessions will be broadcoasted on the Study in Holland Facebook page. Sounds awesome right!? Only thing you have to do, is tune in to our Study in Holland Facebook page on one (or all) of the days below, sit back and enjoy. Of course, there is room to fire away your questions during each live session!  

You can join us in the following sessions:

  • Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? On Friday 15 November from 16:00-17:00 you can join the Facebook live session of the Holland Alumni network to learn more about starting a business in the Netherlands!
  • On Monday 18 November from 16:00-17:00 you can join the Facebook live session with the theme 'All by myself: how going abroad alone might just be the hardest as well as the best part of going abroad.'
  • The third Facebook live session is on Wednesday 20 November from 16:00-16:30 and has the following theme: 'Getting out of your comfort zone: skills and experiences you obtain when studying abroad.'
  • The last Facebook live session is on Thursday 21 november from 16:30-17:30 and will be about how studying abroad can lead to something bigger: using your international experience to find a job. 

    A special event this year is Nuffic's podcast roadshow. We will visit 3 institutions with a mobile studio to record a podcast in front of a live audience. Dutch and international students will be interviewed about the benefits of their international experience.

    We created a category "Week of the International Student 2019" over on our event page, so make sure to check out all the events that will take place during the Week of the International Student 2019!

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