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Exchange step 2: visit an information meeting

Question about studying abroad
Last updated on 25 July 2023
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. You can find more information here.
    • Information meeting (April)
      In April we will organize an online information meeting for first-year students, where you learn more about the possibilities of going on an exchange during your third year. If you are interested in joining this meeting, you can sign up as of March.
  • 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 took place from the 30th of October until the 14th of November. Did you miss the Study Abroad Weeks? Please send us an email to 

    If you wish to apply for a semester abroad in 2024-2025, it is mandatory to watch our information videos and to read our Study Abroad Student Handbook carefully. 

    The application deadlines for studying abroad during the academic year 2024/2025 (first or second semester) you can find here.

  • 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, Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

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). There will be no consultation hour on Thursday, 20th of February, due to the second selection round. 

Zoom consultation hour: 

to make an appointment please use this link

Emergency number for VU exchange students abroad: +31 (0) 20 6444117. This is the VU-wide emergency number. Emergencies for example include natural disasters, assault and (mental) health issues.