For all of our new international students, an introduction programme has been organised.
Much information and many new impressions of Stenden University of Applied Sciences and life in Holland will come your way the first couple of weeks.
To make the first weeks easier, we will help you adjust to your new environment.
First, we would like to inform you that as an international student you have the opportunity to get to know Leeuwarden and all other international students better, before the official school days begin. In order to fully prepare you for your study programme, the Stenden University has organized separate introduction programmes for you:
After the introduction weekend every new student at the Stenden University of Applied Sciences will participate in the study start week (SSW). Every study has its own Study Start Week. What the SSW per study entails will be explained on the Stenden website. Each student receives 1 credit for attending the SSW.
Every year, Stenden University of Applied Sciences welcomes hundreds of students from all over the world. They probably know just as little about Leeuwarden and Holland as you do.
This is why we also organize a special International Introduction weekend for all International students every year. The introduction weekend starts on Friday and ends on Saturday evening.
StendenWise is a programme for first-year international students. StendenWise stands for Stenden University of Applied Sciences and Wise stands for becoming acquainted with Stenden. For the StendenWise programme we organize weekends, in which you have the possibility to get in touch with other international students and ask questions concerning your study.
The meetings will take place on one or two Saturdays every month. Each session contains two parts. Part one is a session which takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, you can ask questions, which will be answered by the buddies. The second part of the meeting consists of team building activities. The sessions will take place on Saturdays, as most international students feel that they would like to do something fun in the weekends.
The programme will be divided into 2 periods this study year. The first period will take place from October to January. We will have 2 meetings in October, 2 meetings in November, 1 meeting in December and the last one in January.
A buddy or host (a senior student) will guide you through your first days in Holland. Of course this will be done in a nice and fun way. On the first day we start with getting to know the school and on the second day of the programme you will get to learn the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden.
Every student will be assigned a Personal or Study Coach who helps a student throughout the study period with personal matters, advice, study choices and guidance for study matters.