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International Week Inholland 2022

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The Inholland international week in May turned out to be very innovative and educational. Students and staff from many different countries, educations, and domains joined us at the different Inholland faculties. This was the first time that we had used the concept of visiting a different Inholland faculty each day, instead of staying at the same location the entire week. The responses and feedback on this idea were very positive and worth repeating for other years!

After the opening speech from Bart Combee, Chair  Supervisory board, the activities for Inholland, The Hague could finally get underway. During this afternoon there was a workshop about COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning & BIP (Blended Intensive Program). This workshop focused on exploring future virtual collaboration.

The next day in Haarlem we got even more fun workshops and activities. We got a very interesting workshop from Carl Schueppel, A German student living in Leiden, and many other educational workshops and guest lectures. In the afternoon we closed up with fun social activities like an interactive nature walk at Kennemerduinen and a creative business tour. Every Inholland faculty is linked with its very own theme. For Haarlem one of the themes was Green mobility, so an interactive nature walk fit in well with the overall feel and vision of Haarlem.

The week continued on the 18th of May at our facility in Rotterdam. Once again we were treated to some very educational workshops and guest lectures like the cross-cultural communication- workshop and the inclusivity of internationalization- training by Adinda van Gaalen. This workshop was entirely created by three students of Tourism Management.

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In the afternoon there was some time for the Go International activities. Here students who studied abroad shared their stories and experiences. We closed off the day with a boat tour of the harbor of Rotterdam with drinks and snacks.  

Last but not least we visited the faculty of Inholland Diemen. Here we got the very interesting training about the support chain for the well-being of international students and we had some more time for international activities including the Timbuktu game. There were also programs for staff with guest lectures providing innovative formats of lectures to students.

For the afternoon program, there was the option of visiting the lab or a cycling/walking tour. We ended off this incredible week by having dinner at in de Waag.  ‘’We had an incredible time during this event and we feel that this week provided us with very different outlooks on the different fields of education’’, says Sam Riebeek/ student of communication.  ‘’We had many opportunities to network with each other and share innovative ways of working in education. We hope everyone enjoyed their time during the Inholland international week and we thank you all for joining us on this beautiful journey!’’

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