Go International Market at Inholland Haarlem
To close International Week, Inholland Haarlem organised the Go International Market on 19 April, a meet & greet for students who are interested in the possibilities for studying or doing an internship abroad. Despite the nice weather, many students dropped by to obtain more information about gaining work or study experience in another country.
Lecturers and students from degree programmes in Business Studies, Finance & Control: Business Economics, Sport Studies, Pabo (primary education teacher-training college), Tourism Management, Social Work and Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (MBRT) with international experience were ready to answer all the questions that came their way. Naturally, the International Office was also there to provide more information about the international possibilities.
Students on their experiences abroad
Nikkie Visser, Tourism Management (HTRO) student at Inholland Haarlem:
‘During my studies, I did an internship with the Cape Maclear Community Tourism (CMCT) project in Malawi and spent some time studying at Groupe ESC Troyes in France. Working and studying abroad was a very educational and unique experience. You meet people from other nationalities and cultures, and you learn to collaborate with them. In addition, because nothing went as planned, I learned to step outside my comfort zone and enjoy the experience abroad. This helped me to further develop as a person.’
Kelly, Sport Studies student at Inholland Haarlem:
‘During my third year, I did an internship in South Africa at Ready4Life. In a township there, I worked at two schools for children with mental and physical disabilities. We played sports and games with the children that they had never played before. These children go through a lot in the townships, so they really enjoyed the lessons and were able to just be kids again for a while. I enjoyed contributing to that. It was a fantastic experience.’
Melissa Smit, Creative Business – Media & Entertainment Management student:
‘I studied in Lillehammer at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, or Høgskolen I Innlandet. I took two courses: Video Production and Visual Sociology (photography). My tips: it’s a good idea to join the university’s Facebook group beforehand. That way, I was able to get in touch with all the Dutch students at the university before I left the Netherlands. During my stay, I met so many nice students from various countries. It is also very important to explore the country where you’re studying or doing your internship. Travel around, go on fun trips and enjoy it!’
If you would like to learn more about studying or doing an internship abroad, please contact the International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.