Welcome to all new students in Amsterdam, a lovely city with a rich history, culture, and traditions! Studying in Amsterdam will not only enrich your knowledge by broadening your horizons but it also enables us to build lifelong friendships with students from all around the world. ISN will help you with this by bringing you together with our unforgettable activities, events and trips. We hope that this way you can get the most out of your stay! What better way to discover Amsterdam than during an introduction week? From the 30th of January to the 1st of February ISN will organise the Winter Introduction Week. This week is designed to help newly arrived students to meet each other and discover our beautiful city of Amsterdam & the universities. These three intensive days will lay the foundation for your entire stay here. It is a good opportunity to make friends while engaging in interesting activities. During the week there will be numerous things to do including a city tour, a crash course Dutch, workshops, a sports day and great parties! Participants will be divided in groups guided by coaches (students who already know Amsterdam). The week will be a great introduction to the Amsterdam student life.
For a glimpse of our previous introduction week, check our video.
Do you have any questions regarding this event? Contact the Introduction Coordinators: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Introduction Week will take place in:
Below we have created a program overview which gives you an idea how the week will look.
*NO REFUNDS & All activities at own risk*
Are you an Exchange student from UvA or AUAS?
Then you should be joining ISN’s Introduction Week! This as ISN’s Introduction week is for exchange students that will be studying at either the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) or the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Registration UvA students
The University of Amsterdam will send you an email in which the information regarding the registration of the Introduction Week is explained. Enrolment + payment go through SIS. One day after enrolling you will receive another email containing payment details.
Registration HvA students
The University of Applied Sciences will give all their exchange students the possibility to indicate whether or not they are interested in participating in ISN’s Introduction Week. Further than indicating that you would like to participate no actions need to be taken as the University pays the fee for their participating exchange students.
A great way to get involved with internationals is by becoming an ISN Coach! Your main task will be guiding a group of international students through the ISN Introduction Week. However, you can imagine that you’ll become more than that. For most of the students you are their first (“Dutch”) friend, someone they can ask all kinds of questions about the Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam. In short, a great way to meet new people and have an amazing week!
During the introduction week international students will be divided into groups of 15-20 people. Each group has two coaches leading them, if coaches sign up together, they will lead a group together. Coaches will guide the students through the program and make them familiar with Amsterdam. It is a fantastic way to make friends from around the world and meet some interesting people. An extra plus is that you can participate in the program for free!
What do we ask from you:
– Affection for international students
– Knowledge of the English language
– Knowledge of Amsterdam (i.e. do you know your way)
– Being available from the 30th of January – 1st of February is a must
– Being available during the coach briefing
Of course, you’ll get something in return!
– New international friends
– Experience in interacting with different cultures
– Free participation in an awesome introduction week (including dinner and all activities!)
– Great parties
This is an opportunity you cannot miss! And did we already mention that you can ask a friend to become your co-coach?!
Are you interested in getting involved with international students? Are you available from the 30th of January till the 1st of February? Make sure to sign up HERE as an Introduction Coach and start your semester with an unforgettable week. You can either sign up alone or with a friend.