International Week Built Environment

The International Week Built Environment will take place from May 13 to 17, 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.

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May 13 to 17, 2024

Ar 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.

Do you want to see more of the Netherlands? Then go on an excursion with us on the Sunday before the International Week during a day trip to the highlights of the Netherlands!

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Join the International week Built Environment 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 26, 2024 for the International Week Built Environment. We'll see you soon at the HAN in Arnhem!

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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 2023 with a lunch. After the lunch we start with a very interesting lecture about Smart Grids. Thereafter a student takes you for a campus tour and drinks.

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Tuesday, May 14

Presentations, workshops, key-note speaker, lunch walk, we have it all today. Join the interesting parts about Japan and resiliant building and housing, sustainable river management and learn some Dutch. And last but not least. Join the City tour in Arnhem which will end in a special bar.

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Wednesday, May 15

Today we continue with part II of Japan. But first there is a field trip by bike to Arnhem to see some interesting architecture/building projects. We have lunch somewhere in Arnhem. After lunch you can join a lecture about the renovation of Palace 'Het Loo'. In the afternoon there are 2 social events with drinks and food.

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Thursday, May 16

Today we leave Arnhem early 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. HAN students continue with part III of Resiliant Building and Housing.

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Friday, May 17

On this final day we start with a presentation followed by an information meeting about studying abroad. After lunch we cycle to the Open Air Museum in Arnhem where we spend the afternoon and where we will officially close the International Week. We leave the bikes there and return to Arnhem by public transportation.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Must sees in the Netherlands

De Keukenhof

The most beautiful spring garden in the world.

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Zaanse Schans

A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan.

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

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Canals of Amsterdam

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

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

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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.

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

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