Expand your horizons
The Virtual Exchange Program is a 5 ECTS credits programme accredited by Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. It focuses on three main areas:
- Introduction to Circular Economy
- lnternationalization & Development of lntercultural Skills
- Career & Networking Skills Development
Join this online international exchange from 8 November - 28 January (8 weeks). Meet fellow students from across the globe, learn about circular economy and develop your professional skills in an interactive environment.
The Virtual Exchange Program is an 8-week programme which brings students from across the world together in a digital environment. Accreditation is based on the final evaluation of the programme’s three main components:
1. Introduction to Circular Economy (50%)
The main goal of the Virtual Exchange Program is giving you an introduction to Circular Economy. The course is based on the world’s #1 circular business simulation game, The Blue Connection(opens in new tab). To take it to the next level, it incorporates the e-book Mastering the Circular Economy(opens in new tab) by Ed Weenk and Rozanne Henzen. This combination offers theory in a practical context with the use of experiential learning.
Throughout the exchange program, you are teamed up into groups of four with other students from foreign universities. In a virtual environment, you will become executive heads of the Purchasing, Supply Chain, Sales and Finance departments of a virtual e-bike manufacturing company. Together, you have to transition from a linear value chain to a circular one!
2. Internationalization & Intercultural Skills (25%)
Today, outstanding intercultural skills are crucial in a professional setting. During this block, you will be challenged to continuously evaluate and improve your intercultural skills. You will participate in weekly interactive sessions and group work to build a truly global career.
To increase your self-awareness, we offer the Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), consisting of an online assessment, intercultural training, reflection exercises and coaching sessions. These activities give you an insight into your individual preferences and behavioural patterns.
3. Networking & Career Development (25%)
This block gives you the unique opportunity to expand your international network with students from across the globe, learn about different companies, and hear from inspiring speakers. This is done through weekly workshops and tutorials, allowing you to develop critical hard & soft skills (such as communication and team-work skills). We believe this international experience will you a competitive advantage while transitioning into your professional life.
- 1. Introduction to Circular Economy (50%)
- 8 weeks, from 8 November to 28 January
- 3 virtual sessions per week
- 20 to 24 contact hours in total
- 150 available spots
Application deadline: 1 November 2021