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Working World Wide: the international competence

Exchange programme

Do you want to learn about different cultures and about how to adjust to different cultural settings? Do you want to get to know more about international law and about which rules and regulations apply to you and your organisation or company? Do you want to understand what is written in newspapers or magazines about economic topics? Then this exchange programme is just made for you!

The exchange programme Working World Wide: the international competence prepares you for an international career by providing a theoretical background and ways and means of applying this background in day-to-day reality. The theory which is acquired in the first part of the programme, will be put into practice in the second part of the programme: an international project. 

Foreign students can choose to carry out their international project in the Netherlands or abroad. Examples of possible projects are: an internship at a Dutch or international organisation or volunteering work.

Facts and figures

The programme at a glance

Programme information

A view of the study programme

About the programme

For this exchange programme an international competence has been developed, which is based on four professional aspects: 

  • Reporting on relevant international developments
  • Reporting on relevant (draft) EU legislation
  • Receiving foreign visitors
  • Representing your own organisation abroad

International project

During this programme you will develop your international competence. The starting point for this competence is the (imaginary) job of a staff member for internationalisation in an organisation. Such a staff member is the linking pin between that organisation and the world abroad. You will monitor international developments and analyse their consequences for your organisation. Possible risks will demand one reaction and opportunities another. In both cases however, you will inform and advise the management of the organisation on the course of action and available alternatives. Implementing the decisions by management includes the assessment of what the best course of action might be in one country or another. Obtaining and applying the international competence gives you a wider scope and helps you to better understand the different aspects of your job (integral approach).

At the end of the programme students present their experiences about their project abroad to each other and share their experiences. 

Foreign students can choose to carry out their international project in the Netherlands or abroad. Examples of possible projects are: an internship at a Dutch or international organisation or volunteering work.

Method

  • 3-day excursion to European Union institutions in Luxembourg
  • Mandatory lectures which combine theory and assignments (1st block)
  • Individual and group assignments in and out class (e.g. presentations, reports)
  • International project: internship, research or voluntary work (2nd block)

Learning outcomes

The main learning objective is to obtain the international competence, at least the initial elements because experience is an integral part of it. This means that at the end of this programme, the student can:

  • Explain is his/her own words what culture is and what values are
  • Report and advice on relevant international aspects for an organisation
  • Analyse a country on key indicators of its economic position
  • Prevent and tackle problems arising in the area of international business
    • Bridge cultural differences gained from the experience of working and living abroad (international project)
    • Recognise the meaning of the Working World Wide programme
    • Apply the knowledge and experience gained in this programme in his/her further personal and professional development

 

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Awarding

After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

  • Transcript of records

Subjects

An indication of the subjects you can expect

After your study programme

Career Perspectives

Working World Wide gets you prepared for an international career by providing a theoretical background and ways and means of applying this background in day-to-day reality.

Location Kralingse Zoom

Where you can find us
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Kralingse Zoom

Kralingse Zoom 91 3063 ND Rotterdam

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