The International Week is an exchange project for Economics and Business students from all over the world. In one week, local students show a group of 30 foreign students their city, local culture, local business life, party scene, and university. During the academic year, there are roughly 25 International Weeks, providing about 40 students from the UvA Economics and Business faculty, the opportunity to spend a week in one of the 18 countries. The overall number of International Weeks is coordinated and governed by the IWCO. Sefa is responsible for recruiting students to participate in International Weeks abroad.
How much does it cost?
When you want to join an International Week all you have to pay is a contribution fee of €35,- and your own train/plane ticket to your destination. All programmed activities are free or charge and host students will provide you a place to stay during the week without any additional costs. Note: visa costs (if required) are not included.
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How does it work?
Would you like to go abroad for a week with, meet a lot of foreign students and have an amazing time? Then you should definitely apply to go on an International Week! All UvA Economics and Business students can apply. The hosting committee will arrange a place to sleep for you with one of the local students and they will realize a complete program for the entire week. In this week you get a taste of the typical culture, business and nightlife habits of the city and country, together with about 35 students from all over the world!
You can participate by filling in the application form on the application page. In the first round we will select the participants based on a motivation letter. The motivation letter has to be in English. Subsequently, we will forward the selected application(s) to the foreign International week-committee that will choose at least 1 participant to join their International Week.
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**Note: only 1 or 2 UvA Economics & Business student(s) will participate per International Week. This means you will not join an international week with a group of people from the UvA.
What can I learn as a committee member?
As a committee member of International week you are responsible for the International week in Amsterdam, but you are also responsible for sending UvA students Abroad.