The Unpack Your Study Abroad online programme has been designed and developed by VU Amsterdam’s International Office, in collaboration with the LEARN! Academy of VU Amsterdam. The programme is part of your exchange semester, and it was designed according to VU Amsterdam’s Mixed Classroom principles. This means that it was developed to support and enhance your ability to make successful cultural adjustments and to optimize your preparations for your semester abroad.
The programme is divided in three phases: before, during and after exchange. You will become acquainted with the theoretical concept of culture, while also experiencing a new country first-hand during your exchange. By completing the assignments for each phase of your exchange in your e-Portfolio on Canvas, you will learn how to reflect upon your experiences and how you can use the competences obtained abroad upon your return and in your future career.
You will be added to the UYSA Canvas page after you have been selected for exchange. You can then also get in touch with other students selected for your destination.