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 does it work?
The hosting committee will arrange a place to sleep with one of the local students and they will realize a complete program for the entire week. In this week students 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! In the first round you will select the participants based on a motivation letter. The motivation letter has to be in English. Subsequently, you will forward the selected application(s) to the foreign International week-committee that will choose at least 1 participant to join their International Week.
What can I learn as a committee member?
As a committee member of International week you are responsible for organizing the International Week in Amsterdam, but you are also responsible for sending UvA students Abroad.
|Hours per week:||8|
|Committee period:||October to July|
|Size of the committee:||6|
Essential skills: leadership, proactive, sense of responsibility
Essential skills: precise, accurate, keeping overview, good attention to detail
Essential skills: organised, creative, eye for detail
Essential skills: sales affinity, persuasiveness, perseverance