About the WotIS

The Week of the International Student (WotIS) showcases the importance of an international experience for both Dutch and international students.

The WotIS activities focus on connecting and inspiring students and can vary from talk shows to outdoor walks. All activities are free of cost. There are also activities for alumni, international officers and professors. Join the WotIS by organising your own activity! Let us know what you will be organising and we will mention your institute's name on this page!

Best practices

We can imagine that you would like to know what other educational institutions have previously organised so you can get inspired. Below, we have collected a number of activities organised by different educational institutions during previous Weeks of the International Student. We hope this will help you with the organisation of your activities.

Tip: Involve wellbeing and diversity staff in the activities. Also consider alumni, study associations and student associations such as ESN.

Informative activities:

  • Study abroad meetings for students.
  • Panel discussion with internal stakeholders on internationalisation within the educational institution.
  • Guest lecture by international lecturer or well-known speaker / influencer.
  • Labour market meeting for international students or Dutch students who want to work at international companies.
  • Workshop on international business or networking

Social activities:

  • Meetings such as a game night, language cafe, pop-up cinema, lunch, pot luck dinner etc.
  • Walks through the city (possibly in cooperation with organisation Frisse Gedachtes)

Inspirational activities:

  • Let international students indicate on a world map where they are from. Dutch students can indicate where they would like to study.
  • Offer special international dishes in the restaurant.

On social media, you can draw attention to this week by:

  • organising interviews with Dutch and international students about their international experiences, possibly in the form of a podcast.
  • putting certain countries in the spotlight.


You can use the images below to draw attention to the International Student Week within your educational institution. Download the images and use them on your website, socials or in your newsletters.


Instagram feed

Instagram story

LinkedIn en Facebook

Landscape visual

Participating institutes

Are you organising events during this week? Let us know and we will mention your institute's name plus link to your activities here.

More information

For more information, questions or to schedule an online brainstorm meeting with us, you can reach us at wotis@nuffic.nl. We’re happy to advise and inspire!

There is a special Teams-group where all institutions and Nuffic share ideas and inspiration about this week. If you would like to join, please send us a message at wotis@nuffic.nl.