International Week Built Environment

The International Week Built Environment will take place from May 13 to 18, 2024! Together with our partners we provide workshops and lectures on topics related to the built environment, supplemented with social events. Meet and collaborate with students from other countries who study the same as you.

for creativity. Jonge mensen met kleurstof.


May 13 to 18, 2024

Are you a student or lecturer in the field of Built Environment? Come to our annual International Week Built Environment! We will welcome you to our School of Built Environment in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Our school and programs endorse the UN Sustainable Development Goals, therefore the International Week program will include many topics related to sustainability. There are many interesting lectures and workshops at our university, but there are also excursions.

Excursion  "Windmills, cheese and canals" (CANCELED)
Do you want to see some highlights of the Netherlands? Then go on an excursion with us on the following Saturday (May 18) during a day trip through the Netherlands! We end this tour in Amsterdam. If you stay one more night in Arnhem after the tour, we take you back to Arnhem again.

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Register now!

Register before April 12, 2024!

Are you studying Architecture Engineering and Design or Civil Engineering and would you like to meet fellow students from other countries? Would you like to join them in interesting lectures, workshops, excursions and social events? Then register before April 12, 2024 for the International Week Built Environment. We'll see you soon at the HAN in Arnhem!

The costs for participation are € 250. If you also want to participate in the excursion on Saturday, an additional € 150 will be added. There is no participation fee for HAN Partners. 

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With many different activities there is a lot to discover in the International Week. Students from all over the world meet, learn, work and have fun together!


Monday, May 13

Frank Spuij, dean of the School of Built Environment, opens the International Week Built Environment 2024. After the lunch we have a very interesting lecture about Smart Grids. We take you for a walking tour around the campus and close this first day with 'A taste of the world' at our campus Café Lokaal '99.

Arnhem stadsaanzicht met fietsen

Tuesday, May 14

Today we start with a fieldtrip by bike "Sustainable Housing" at Liander. After lunch we continue with a workshop about a railroad underpass. We end this exciting day internationally with international students and snacks at the Be Gobal Café.

Grote Markt met fietsen

Wednesday, May 15

Humpday has it all: from lectures and a keynotespeaker to a presentation and a city escape. And have you ever tried to speak Dutch? It's tough to learn, but take a change in only 45 minutes! Maybe you can order your dinner or drinks in Dutch when we close the day in the city centre of Arnhem.

Arnhem stadsaanzicht en park

Thursday, May 16

We leave Arnhem early today to visit the Oosterscheldekering in the southwest of the Netherlands.This is the largest of the Delta Works, a series of dams and storm surge barriers, designed to protect the Netherlands.

Arnhem fietsen bij het water

Friday, May 17

On this final day we start with a workshop. After lunchtime we cycle to the Open Air Museum in Arnhem where we spend the afternoon and where we will officially close the International Week.

Stadsaanzicht Arnhem fietsen

Saturday, May 18 (CANCELED)

If you extend your stay with one day, you can join us on the excursion "Windmills, cheese and canals". We show you some highlights of the Netherlands. You can apply for this excursion on the registration form. More information will follow during the week.

International Week Amsterdam grachten canals

What else?


Are you joining from one of our Erasmus+ partner universities? Then you might be eligible for a grant. Please check with your home institution.

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School of Built Environment

Do you have questions about following an exchange course, internship opportunities in the Netherlands or do you have another question? Do not hesitate and send an e-mail to Team Internationalization. You'll hear from us soon!

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Take photos during the International Week and post them on instagram: #iwbe2024

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Study and living

All you need to know about studying at HAN. Discover what it means to live and study in the Netherlands. Get the ins and outs of student housing, tuition fees and scholarships. Find out about admission requirements, visas and deadlines. And much more.

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Exchange Courses and Internships

HAN University of Applied Sciences offers loads of professional programs in a wide range of fields. Students can choose from 63 bachelor programs, 19 master programs and numerous exchange programs. All of which combine a solid theoretical basis with practical application in the field. So they’re well positioned to enter the job market as soon as they graduate. HAN offers 5 English-taught bachelor programs and 2 English-taught master programs within the field of Engineering & Life Sciences. We have around 1,000 students from 30 different countries. And our main objective is to enhance employability and internationalization.

From a built environment perspective, we recommend one of the exchange programs below. 

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HAN School of Built Environment

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Need a place to stay?

Stayokay Arnhem ($)

Located at the edge of the national park De Hoge Veluwe, Stayokay Arnhem/Hostel Arnhem is still a stone’s throw from the city.

International Week Stayokay hotel

Bastion Hotel Arnhem ($$)

Bastion Hotel Arnhem is located in the city centre. A 10 minute walk brings you to the Korenmarkt, the lively entertainment centre of Arnhem. The hotel is also just a stone's throw away from the Rijnkade, where you can find terraces and restaurants with a beautiful view of the Rhine and Rhine Bridge.

bastion hotel arnhem

Holiday Inn Express Arnhem ($$)

Located directly in Arnhem’s city center, Holiday Inn Express Arnhem offers spacious and modern rooms with a private bathroom. Arnhem central station is a 9-minute walk. Free Wi-Fi is available. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. A cold breakfast buffet is available. Guests can also eat out at one of the restaurants in the surrounding area.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Arnhem

Ibis Styles Arnhem Centre ($$$)

Relax in the brand new ibis Styles Hotel Arnhem Centrum, located in the city centre. Central Station and the busstation is only a few steps away. The hotel has a lively design and offers everything you need. Head up to our stylish penthouse bar for cold drinks and hot snacks after your day.

Hotel Ibis Arnhem

Must sees in the Netherlands

De Keukenhof

The most beautiful spring garden in the world.

International Week Keukenhof

Zaanse Schans

A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan.

International Week Zaanse Schans


Enjoy a day in the picturesque water village, also known as Dutch Venice.

International Week Giethoorn

Canals of Amsterdam

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without having seen its beautiful, iconic canals, which are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

International Week Amsterdam grachten canals


See the famous 'Nachtwacht' at The Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands.

International Week Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Burger's Zoo (in Arnhem!)

Discover the animals in their natural habitat. Our eco-displays emulate unique nature reserves as naturally and accurately as possible, often allowing animals to live in great freedom amidst hundreds of plant species.

International Week Burgers Zoo dierentuin


Post your pictures of the International Week on Instagram: #iwbe2024

for creativity. Jonge mensen met kleurstof.