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Exchange step 2: visit an information meeting

Question about studying abroad
Last updated on 22 September 2021

Are you interested in studying abroad for a semester? And would you like to know how to proceed? Visit one of our information meetings! You can also contact us via this page if you have any questions.

Information regarding meetings

  • Information meetings for first-year students

    The Outgoing Student Exchange team of the VU International Office organizes the following activities for first-year VU students:

    • Mini workshops about studying abroad (August)
      During the Introduction days in August we will organize a mini lecture about studying abroad. 
    • Information meetings (April)
      In April we will organize an information meeting for first-year students about going on an exchange during their third year. We will give you more information about the possibilities to study abroad.
      Information meeting on campus: 21 April from 12:45 - 13:30 in HG-02A00
      Online information meeting: 22 April from 12:45 - 13:30
      You can sign up for the information meeting(s) via this link.
  • Information meetings for second-year students and Master students

    Every year the Outgoing Student Exchange Team of VU International Office organizes the 'Study Abroad Weeks' in November. During these weeks, we inform all second-year undergraduate students and Master students about the possibilities to study abroad. This year the Study Abroad Week will take place from October 31 until November 11. All second-year students will receive an invitation in October. Around that time you can also sign up to be added to our Canvaspage "Study Abroad Weeks 2022".

    What to expect?

    • You will be added to a Canvas page, where you will find everything you need to know about studying abroad!
    • Information video about the options, how to choose a destination and the selection procedure 
    • Information videos per region
    • Live general Q&A session: information about the options, application, selection procedure and the opportunity to ask questions
    • Live Zoom session with returned exchange students

    If you wish to apply for a semester abroad in 2023-2024, it is mandatory to watch our information videos and read our Study Abroad Handbook carefully. The application deadline for studying abroad during the academic year 2023/2024 (first or second semester) will be announced on this page soon.

  • Contact and making an appointment

    Do you still have questions after reading the Study Abroad Student Handbook and these webpages? There are several ways to contact the Outgoing Student Exchange Team, please find our contact details at the bottom of this page. 

    Who are we?

    The Outgoing Student Exchange Team of VU International Office consists of the following members: 
    Gioia Slavenburg
    Renee van Waart
    Insa Duvos
    Judith Vrolijk

Outgoing Student Exchange Team

+31 (0)20 59 85745 (between 10:00 - 12:00, Mo-Fr)

Do you have a question? Mail us!

Consultation hour (walk-in, no appointment required):
Every Tuesday between 12:30 - 13:30 in the Global Room (HG-1A36)

Emergency number for VU exchange students abroad:
+31 (0)20 59 85745
If unanswered or outside office hours, please call the general VU-wide emergency number (+31 (0)20 6444117). Emergencies for example include natural disasters, assault and health issues.