In 2011, a multidisciplinary and multicultural programme was launched in South Africa at the initiative of the Internationalisation focus group. Students at various different schools gain the opportunity to elaborate aspects of a current project or to start up new projects, concentrating on a number of focus sectors, namely:
- Renewable energy
- Agriculture - food
- Health care
The sectors have been chosen on the basis of overlap within the Dutch and South African government agendas. In addition, the sectors also have examples in other regions of the world where projects are elaborated within a living lab concept.
Within the projects, you gain professional knowledge and you develop international and intercultural competencies. This is a way of promoting strategic exchanges with other countries in order to create a context within which you can develop international, intercultural and multidisciplinary competencies. Besides the multidisciplinary angle, this programme also has a multicultural character. The projects are set up by students of Avans University of Applied Sciences and always take place in cooperation with the Dutch and South African business communities/organisations and universities.
In September 2016, 12 enthusiastic students set off for Cape Town for their minor or work placement. If this appeals to you too, read on!
For further information about the projects and the assignments, you can contact the International Office.
- You are enrolled on a full-time course at Avans University of Applied Sciences (participating schools: School of Social Studies ‘s-Hertogenbosch / School of Social Studies Breda / School of Health / School of Engineering and Information Technology / School of Marketing and Business Management / School of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Innovation / School of Engineering and Information Technology (CMD)
- You plan to go abroad for a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.
- You have not fallen behind with your studies.
- You have the approval of your school to take part in this project.
- Your command of English is at least B2 level.
Applications for the first semester of the 2017/2018 academic year can be submitted from 1 March to 30 April 2017. You do this by sending an e-mail including your CV (in English) and motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that your application will not be processed if you submit it after the deadline has passed.
Within 2 weeks after the deadline, you will receive notification from the International Office stating whether or not your application has been approved. If the number of eligible students exceeds the number of places available, random allocation will take place, i.e. drawing lots.