International work placements

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The top destination countries of outbound VET students doing a registered work placement. Most of them went to a country in the European Economic Area.


Most internationally mobile VET students who did an international work placement went to a country within the European Economic Area. Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom are the most popular destination countries.

Curaçao and the United States were the most popular non-European destination countries. Most students who did an international work placement are enrolled in a programme within the sectoral committee Food, Green and Hospitality. With 1,213 international work placements in, Manager/entrepreneur catering is the qualification that saw the greatest mobility.

Other qualifications with many international work placements are Nurse (general care) hospital (510) and Manager travel & hospitality (482).

PODCAST: Our People Abroad, Episode 5: South Korea

19 December 2019
Students from South Korea are sometimes shocked by Dutch culture, says Jungyoon Yang, Chief Representative at Neso South Korea.

PODCAST: Our People Abroad, Episode 3: Russia

6 November 2019
‘Russian people know The Netherlands better, than the Dutch know Russia’, says Jerke Verschoor, director of Neso Russia.